Prague Furious As Sudan Sentences Czech Christian To 20 Years


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
PRAGUE/KHARTOUM (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has condemned a Sudanese court's ruling that sentenced a Czech missionary and film maker to 20 years imprisonment, while a local pastor and a Christian activist reportedly received a 12 years jail term.

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic In Shock After Restaurant Massacre Kills 9


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

imagesczechPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic is in shock after nine people, including the gunman, died in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod, 300 kilometers south west of Prague, though the government denied it was a terrorist attack.

NEWS WATCH: Palestinian Ambassador Dies In Prague Explosion

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
ambassadorPRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- The Palestinian Foreign Ministry says it will send a delegation to Prague to help investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, who died Wednesday, January 1, in an explosion.

NEWS WATCH: Angry Czechs Vote Amid Expected Return Of Communists


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)--  Czechs have voted in early parliamentary elections, punishing the center-right government following massive corruption and spying scandals. The Communists are expected to play a key role in national politics, for the first time since the collapse of Communism in 1989.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Detains 100 In Massive Anti-Roma Protests

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
antiromaPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to the Czech Republic where officials say some 100 far-rights activists have been detained in violent demonstrations against gypsies, also known as Roma.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Churches Face Uncertainty With Early Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
czechelectionsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST  (BosNewsLife)-- Czech legislators have voted to hold early elections that are expected to be dominated by left-wing parties who oppose a plan to pay billions of dollars in compensation to churches for properties that were seized from them by the previous Communist regime.