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Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine

July 27, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent


KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: ‘Rebels Heard Shooting Down Malaysia Plane; 298 Killed’

July 18, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine has released what it says are intercepted phone calls in which pro-Russian separatists admit to shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, killing all 298 people on board. The Boeing 777 went down in eastern Ukraine while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Most of the victims, 293 according to Dutch officials, came from the Netherlands.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Says Pro-Russian Rebels “Shot Down” Malaysian Plane; 298 Killed (Breaking)

July 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PHOTOKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's government has accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian passenger airplane in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, many of them children and Dutch tourists.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Orthodox Church Leader Dies While Rebels Regroup

July 6, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

metropolitanKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Metropolitan Volodymyr, who led Ukraine's Moscow-linked Orthodox Church for more than two, often turbulent, decades has died, leaving behind members struggling to overcome hardship in the war-torn east. News of his passing prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his condolences to the church.

NEWS ALERT: Christians Concerned AS Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Rebels Reject Ceasefire

June 20, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos. Chief International Correspondent

seperatistsKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Non-Russian Orthodox Christians in eastern Ukraine fear for their after pro-Russian separatists in the east rejected a presidential peace offer.

NEWS WATCH: Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Army Plane; Dozens Killed

June 14, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

vatiphotoKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukrainian officials say dozens of people have died after pro-Russian forces shot down a military aircraft in the east, amid heavy fighting and U.S. concerns over Russian tanks entering the country. 

Uzbekistan Bans Mourning Christians From State Cemeteries

May 21, 2014

By BosNewsLife News Center

TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Mourning Christians in several parts of Uzbekistan are wondering where they can bury their loved ones after authorities refused to allow funerals in state-owned cemeteries amid pressure from Muslim leaders, rights investigators say.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Bishop Released By Separatists; Pressure On Church Remains

May 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

evangelicalchristiansKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The national bishop of Ukraine's largest Pentecostal-Charismatic denomination, has been freed after being abducted by suspected pro-Russian separatists, his brother and a mission group leader confirmed Saturday, May 17.

Group: ‘Uzbekistan Fines Christians For Praying At Home’

May 14, 2014

By BosNewsLife News Center

uzbekistan-mapTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian families in Uzbekistan faced uncertain future Wednesday, May 14, after receiving massive fines for meeting in a private home to read the Bible and pray together, church members and rights investigators said. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov were fined along with another member of their home church in October 2012 for unregistered religious activity and teaching religion "illegally".

NEWS WATCH: Most Vote For Independence In Ukraine’s East Amid Deadly Clashes

May 12, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Initial election results of Sunday's blood-stained referendum in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region claim nearly nine out of 10 voters want to breakaway from the country.
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