‘India Evangelist and Mother Jailed For Evangelism in Karnataka’ (UPDATE)

(ADDS RELEASE ON BAIL, CHANGING LEAD, ADDS COMMENT) By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214-1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian evangelist and his mother have been jailed in India's southwestern state of Karnataka for their evangelism activities amid a wider crackdown on Christians in the region, their supporters told BosNewsLife Monday, February 18.

BREAKING NEWS: Priest Shot Dead In Zanzibar; Pastor Beheaded On Mainland

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 300px-fort-zanzibarZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic priest was shot dead Sunday, February 17, on his way to church in Tanzania's semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, just days after a pastor was beheaded by suspected Muslim extremists on the mainland, officials and Christians said.

Three Killed As Bomb Rocks Nigeria Church; More Violence Elsewhere

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A man and two women died when a bomb exploded at the All Christian-Fellowship Mission in Suleja, in Nigeria Niger State, while Maiduguri in north eastern Nigeria was rocked by violence that has been described as the worst this year, a rights group said Monday, July 11.

Nigeria Christians Concerned Amid New Deadly Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in Nigeria's Plateau State Wednesday, February 16, where up to eight people were killed and more injured in sectarian clashes sparked by the stabbing of a police officer.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt’s Mubarak Resigns, Future Christians Uncertain

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Amid the largest protests in his three decades rule, Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday, February 11, but the future of the country's Christian minority remained uncertain amid concerns of growing influence of Islamic hardliners in this mainly Muslim nation. (MORE)

‘Thousands’ Of Vietnamese Become Christians At Massive Evangelistic Rally

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Some 2,000 people have indicated a first-time decision to follow Christ at a massive evangelistic meeting in Vietnam's largest city that authorities almost prevented from happening, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, January 5.

Communist Rebels Decapitate Indian Pastor, Wife Severely Beaten

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Communist rebels decapitated a pastor and cut up his body after murdering him, and severely beat his wife in Valam Guve Village, India, according to a Washington-based Christian human rights organization.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Accepts General McChrystal Resignation

BosNewsLife North America Service WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife) United States President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan and is replacing him with General David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, The Associated Press (AP) news agency reports citing senior officials.

Iraq Bombings On Christian Students Kill Four

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service church_Telskuf_iraqBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of the Syrian Catholic Church in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul condemned Friday, May 7, a deadly bombings targeting Christian students that killed four and reportedly injured up to 180 others.

Pakistan Christian Sewage Workers Die In Controversial Accident

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christian sewage workers have died in a toxic accident in Pakistan's Punjab province because employers refused to equip them with life saving appliances, Christian relatives said Thursday, April 22.