Jailed Christian Convert 'Embracing' Islam In Egypt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

mohamed-hegazyCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.

After Saturday Comes Hope

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- One of the modern-day saints of the Middle East is Father Douglas
Bazi, a Chaldean priest who endured nine days of captivity and torture after being kidnapped by the al-Qaida terror group. During my Skype interview with him last year, I was startled at how surprisingly cheerful and relaxed he appeared when recalling his harrowing experiences.

'Over 100 Vietnam Pastors Jailed In Crackdown'

By BosNewsLife Asia Service HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife) -- Christian rights activists say more than 100 Vietnamese pastors of house churches in Vietnam remain jailed in Vietnam for refusing to join the central church in the communist nation. "The government-controlled "official church" wants to combine multiple house churches in order to control and diminish the influence ... Read more...

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Church Leaders Face Execution For Faith And Dissent

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bossudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese authorities have charged two church leaders with crimes that carry the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on Christians and political dissent in Sudan, rights activists confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, August 11.

Christian Leaders Condemn Pakistan Suicide Blast; Dozens Killed

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

unnamedISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian leaders in Pakistan have expressed shock and outrage that Islamic militants carried out a suicide bomb attack at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta killing at least 70 and injuring 120 people.

Iran Detains Azeri, Iranian Evangelicals


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Relatives and friends say three Azeri Christians and an Iranian Christian remain behind bars in Tehran, nearly a month after they were detained as part of a larger government-backed crackdown on evangelicals. Seperately, Iranian authorities released Amin Khaki from Ahvaz Prison, after he served part of a one-year sentence for "spreading Christianity" in this strict Islamic nation, supporters told BosNewsLife.

Group Warns Of Plan 'To Wipe Out Nigerian Christians' Amid New Church Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas
in Nigeria and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
Rioting-Muslim-YouthsABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The chief of an umbrella group representing many of Nigeria's numerous denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in the African nation,
where a church was attacked by angry Muslims just days after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.