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NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Militants Rape Detained Christians For Refusing To Convert

August 30, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

BIRAQAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq are reportedly giving detained Christian, Yazidi and Turkoman women a difficult choice: Convert to their strict interpretation of Islam or face daily rape.

Iran Pressures Detained Pastor To Confess Wrongdoing; Christian’s Family Under Pressure

August 23, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A detained Iranian pastor faces charges of "waging war against Allah" and is pressured to falsely confess that his evangelical church movement is involved in anti-government activities, Christian rights activists say.

Missionaries: ‘Refugees In Iraq Turning To Christ Amid Islamic Attacks’

August 16, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

peoplefleeIRBIL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Native missionaries in Iraq say God is using them to spread hope and faith in Jesus Christ among thousands fleeing Islamic State militants, and many become Christians.

Hungary Urges EU, NATO To Protect Iraq Christians

August 13, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iraq-christiansBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has urged the European Union and the NATO military alliance to help protect the Christian community in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of believers are fleeing Islamic State militants.

BREAKING NEWS: 200,000 Iraq Christians Flee Islamic Militants; U.S. Air Strikes Ongoing

August 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Iraqi-Christian-child-sleeps-4X3BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians faced an unprecedented crisis Saturday, August 9, after fleeing Islamic militants who overran towns and villages in northern Iraq, while U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes in an attempt to halt the violent Islamists.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq

July 16, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.

Iran Detains Evangelical Christians; Bible Confiscated

July 8, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in northern Iran have detained a pastor and two other members of the Church of Iran, one of the country's largest house church movements, fellow Christians said Tuesday, July 8. Pastor Matthias Haghnejad, Mohammad Roghangir and Suroush Saraie were arrested July 5 by security forces at the pastor’s home in the city of Bandar-Anzali, well-informed sources said.

Christians In Syria, Iraq Fleeing Attacks And Crucifixions

July 7, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iraq-christiansBAGHDAD/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria and neighboring Iraq faced more upheaval Monday, July 7, after an Islamic group expelled tens of thousands of residents from their homes and crucified at least nine people.

BREAKING NEWS: Bodies Murdered Israeli Teens Found; Hamas Blamed

July 1, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

teensJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Jewish rights organization says the killing of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers should prompt the United States to pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end his cooperation with Hamas, the militant group.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) made the appeal shortly after Israeli authorities confirmed they found the bodies of Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship.

Egypt Christian Journalist Appeals Prison Sentence

June 30, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian journalist who captured video of clashes between Muslims and Christians, is appealing the five-years prison sentence he received on charges of "inciting sectarianism", Christians and his lawyer say.
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