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Pakistan Detains Cleric Over Mob Violence Against Christian Couple

July 4, 2015

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
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LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan police have detained a cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple who allegedly desecrated the Koran, deemed a holy book Muslims. Police rescued the Christians from the crowd near the eastern city of Lahore this week in what was seen as a relatively unusual intervention in the heavily Islamic nation, where those accused of blasphemy are sometimes lynched on the spot.

NEWS ALERT: Court Orders South Sudan Pastors To Face Possible Death Sentence

July 4, 2015

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifedownload

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Sudan has ruled that two South Sudanese pastors should stand trial on "espionage" and other charges that could carry the death penalty, despite international pressure to drop the case. Following a one-day hearing, the judge said July 2 there was "enough evidence" to prosecute Pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

Threats Against Christians In Jerusalem Marks Disturbing Trend (Column)

July 4, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It's disturbing to learn of a growing number of Islamist threats against Christians in the Biblical holy city of Jerusalem. The latest such incident, as reported by BosNewsLife, comes in the form of leaflets that were distributed there last week, purporting to be issued by "Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate."

NEWS ALERT: Leaflets Threaten Jerusalem Christians with Massacre

June 28, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent

israeli_flag1-270x196JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group are threatening to massacre Christians in Jerusalem, according to leaflets distributed in Israel's capital. Signed "Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate," the leaflet says IS knows where most Christians in Jerusalem live, and warns they have until Eid al-Fitr – the festival marking the end of Ramadan on July 19th – to leave the city or be killed, several Israeli media reported.

New Movie Spotlights Christian Persecution – Too Late for Mideast (Column)

June 27, 2015

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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TOKYO, JAPAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A forthcoming film from famed director Martin Scorsese is set  to confront the movie-going public with the persecution of Christians. It's “Silence,” based on the celebrated 1966 historical novel by Japanese Christian writer Shusaku Endo, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Overwhelm Hungary; Country Wants Anti-Migrant Fence

June 26, 2015
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Ásotthalom

refugeesfilenowÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60,000 refugees arrived in Hungary this year, mostly through the unprotected border with Serbia. Overwhelmed by the mass influx of migrants, Hungarian authorities said they want to install a four-meter fence along this stretch of border to keep the migrants out. A recent poll indicates most Hungarians support the fence.

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Suggests Gun Control After Church Massacre; Mourns Victims (UPDATE)

June 19, 2015
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By BosNewsLife Americas Service

1obama-shooting_635x250_1434646261WASHINGTON/CHARLESTON (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, June 18, that the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston, South Carolina, would "rise again" after nine people were killed there by a white gunman, but he also suggested it was time for a fresh debate on gun control in his nation.

BREAKING NEWS: US Detains Suspected Charleston Church Shooter; 9 Killed

June 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

150618103304-dylann-roof-charleston-shooter-exlarge-169CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)--U.S. police say they have detained shooting suspect Dylann Roof who allegedly killed nine people during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the oldest black churches in the nation. Roof, 21, was taken into custody in North Carolina, BosNewsLife monitored.

NEWS ALERT: Nine Killed In US Black Church Shooting; Police Hunting For White Suspect

June 18, 2015

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and local reporters
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CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- American security forces searched Thursday, June 18, for a white man who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic evangelical black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, including the pastor. The overnight shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church was described as a hate crime by authorities.

BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Beaten In Iran Prison Amid Death Threats

June 17, 2015
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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)--Iranian-born American pastor Saeed Abedini is recovering of injuries after he was "viciously beaten" in prison where he is serving an eight year sentenced on charges linked to evangelism and planting churches in Iran, several sources said.
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