By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A dozen church leaders remained behind bars Tuesday, April 13, over a week after security forces detained them in India's southern state of Karnataka on charges of "forceful conversion" of Hindus, a major evangelical group said.
Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical church in central India celebrated Easter this weekend after police harassment and threats from suspected Hindu militants who accused local believers of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity, an evangelical umbrella organization said.
By Jawad Mazhar, reporting from Joharabad, Pakistan JOHARABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has ordered police to protect a recently married Christian woman and her Muslim husband after they received death threats from Islamic relatives opposing their interfaith relationship.
By BosNewsLife Asia News Service PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea observed the 68th birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's 68th birthday but hundreds of thousands of people, including Christians, had no reason to celebrate as they remained behind bars in prison camps across the country, and many North Koreans reportedly faced starvation.
By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -– The United Nations has called for the replacement of the U.S. Dollar and the creation of a global reserve bank and a new global currency to protect emerging markets from the "confidence game" of financial speculation according to a report obtained by BosNewsLife and its partner agency Worthy News.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Mennonite pastor and religious rights advocate has escaped from his besieged home in central Vietnam after "several months of police encirclement" to seek "help, food and medication" for his children and frail wife, who has been abused by police, dissidents said in messages obtained by BosNewsLife Monday, July 20.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service WASHINGTON/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Christian leaders and rights advocates have expressed concerns over the situation of Christian prisoners and other reported human rights violations in China, and urged Washington increase pressure on Beijing, 20 years after the Tiananmen Square "massacre".
BosNewsLife Asia Service NOMSOMBOON, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a village of Laos' Borikhamxay province were without a church building Tuesday, April 14, as police destroyed their property as part of a crackdown on Christians in rural areas, BosNewsLife learned.
By Stefan J. Bos, Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russia said Sunday, March 15, it will send a permanent observer to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, amid mounting concerns among producers about falling oil prices.
By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Nigerian Christian who was serving a three-year prison sentence since May 2008 on charges of "blasphemy" against Islam has been released, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, February 26.