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NEWS WATCH: New Romanian President Sworn-In Amid Challenges

December 21, 2014
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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST (BosNewsLife) Romania's Parliament has sworn in the first ethnic German as president of the former Communist nation, at a time when the country remembers the 25th anniversary of a bloody revolution that ended decades of Communist dictatorship. Former mayor Klaus Iohannis promised a different style from the combative outgoing president Traian Basescu

NEWS ALERT: Iran Frees Four Evangelical Christians

December 21, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

hosein-barunzade-rahman-bahmani (1)TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Four Iranian evangelical Christians were free Sunday, December 21, after they were unexpectedly released from prison ahead of Christmas, but many other believers remained detained, several Iranian Christians confirmed.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine foils Russian-backed terror plot

December 20, 2014
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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. The alleged plot added to tensions between the West and Russia, which on Saturday threatened to retaliate for new sanctions and warned it would never give up the Crimean Peninsula it annexed from Ukraine.

Nigeria Christians Plunged Into Uncertainty As Boko Haram Kills Dozens, Kidnaps 200

December 19, 2014

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ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.

US Congress Urges Egypt To Free Coptic Christian; Fate Others Uncertain

December 18, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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CAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- The United States Congress has urged Egypt to immediately release a Coptic Christian who has been jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013 after he converted from Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christians Shocked As Militants Kill 145 Students, Teachers

December 16, 2014

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PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among those grieving as officials confirmed that Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing at least 145 people, most of them children.

International Concern Over Detained Ethiopian Christians

December 15, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group says three Christian men have been "wrongfully arrested" in southern Ethiopia and that two of them face years of imprisonment for refusing to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam.

Nigeria Christians On Edge After Militants Kill Dozens

December 14, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeria_christians1JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria faced another day of potential attacks Sunday, December 14, after dozens of people were killed in twin bomb blasts by suspected Islamic militants.

India Christians Injured In Pre-Christmas Attacks

December 13, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Persecution of minority Christians in India is escalating ahead of Christmas with attacks reported in several areas including in southern regions and the capital New Delhi. In one of the latest known incidents Saturday, December 13, evangelical Christians were attacked and beaten by Hindu militants for singing Christmas carols in India's southern city of Hyderabad, seriously injuring a pastor and four others, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Nigeria Christian Boy Attacked For Holding Onto Bible

December 11, 2014

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

childrenbibleABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian boy in northeastern Nigeria was still recovering of serious injuries Thursday, December 11, after Islamic militants attacked him for holding onto his Children's Bible, well-informed sources said.
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