Christian, Muslim Couple Facing Death Threats For Loving Each Other

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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.

India Hindu Militants Attack Evangelical Christians

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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.

Iraq Bombings On Christian Students Kill Four

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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.

Nigeria Releases Imprisoned Christian

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent thumb_muslimveil220107_228x3222ABUJA, 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.

Three Killed As Bomb Rocks Nigeria Church; More Violence Elsewhere

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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.

Group: ‘Laos Detains Christians For Praying, Preaching’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in central Laos have detained a Christian leader and a fellow believer for "spreading Christian religion" as part of a wider crackdown on evangelical Christians in the Asian nation, a well-informed Christian rights group said.

Dylann Roof Found Guilty Of Church Massacre In US

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A jury on Thursday, December 15, found avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of killing nine black parishioners last year when he opened fire during an apparently long-planned assault at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Seeks Closer Ties With OPEC As Oil Prices Drop

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By Stefan J. Bos, Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_beijing_loansfor-oil_17feb09VIENNA/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.

Hungary’s Orbán Meets Pope Francis After Pledging To Tackle Christian Persecution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest orbanpopeBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis last week after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.

Laos Police Destroy Village Church

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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.