NEW EUROPE: Hungary Building Anti-Migration Fence Despite International Protests

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Morahalom, Hungary

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MORAHALOM,HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international protests, Hungary has begun building a huge anti-migration fence along its 175 kilometer (109 miles) border with Serbia. Some 900 soldiers are involved in the project using materials provided by inmates. Hungary's government says it is crucial to stem the flow of migrants choosing the Balkans route to reach Europe as an alternative to the dangerous boat trips that have killed many.

NEW EUROPE: Serbian Prime Minister Chased From Srebrenica Massacre Memorial

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Bosnia Srebrenica AnniversarySREBRENICA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- An angry crowd on Saturday chased Serbia’s Prime Minister from a ceremony in Bosnia-Herzegovina marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in which thousands of Muslims were killed by Serbian forces, amid outrage over Serbia's role in the conflict.

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

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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.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

Perilous Future For Turkey’s Christians After Murders Anniversary


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from Turkey

malayta-victims-300x156ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The recent eight anniversary of the torture and slaying of three men at a Turkish Christian publishing house – for which no one has ever been convicted - has raised questions about the future for Christianity within Turkey, commentators say.

Albania Opens Communist Secret Service Files To Public


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

images (1)TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Victims of Albania's former Communist regime will finally be able to see who spied on them, after Parliament passed a law opening up communist-era secret police files. The decision came more than two decades after protests ended nearly half a century of dictatorship in what Pope Francis called "a land of martyrs" when devoted Christians and political opponents were being persecuted.

Turkey Holiday shows Hope amid Persecution (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Covering the Christian persecution “beat” as a writer can be depressing. On a near-daily basis I receive newsletters from Christian groups such as Voice of the Martyrs and Barnabas Fund, and I scan the Internet regularly to check the latest developments. The news invariably seems to be bad, and getting worse. So it's refreshing to gain a different perspective.