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BREAKING NEWS: Iran Sentences Church Leaders To Long Prison Terms (Update)

October 20, 2014
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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  behnam-irani-249x158

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country's largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Monday, October 20.

Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

October 13, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-priest-717x450-440x276DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an Islamic court trial, church sources said.

NEWS ALERT: Militants Kidnap Priest, 20 Christians, In Syria

October 8, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-warDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Syrian priest and some 20 other Christians remained missing Wednesday, October 8, after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants near Syria's border with Turkey, church officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Detains “Jesus” Actor And Two Other Artists

October 6, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRANIRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Activists and Christians are concerned over the whereabouts of three detained Christian artists, including an actor who played the role of Jesus in an Iranian language film on the life of Jesus Christ. Shahram Ghaedi, who starred in the Iranian "Jesus" film, and artists Heshmat Shafiei and Emad Haqi were reportedly detained September 27 in the city of Fooladshahr, in Isfahan province.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Drops Death Sentence Against Pastors, Christians

October 3, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has apparently dropped death-sentence carrying charges against two evangelical pastors and another believer, though the three men remain detained for their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 2.

Iran Pastor’s 2nd Anniversary Of Imprisonment Amid Death Threats

September 28, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent
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TEHRAN/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian American pastor jailed in Iran for his Christian activities faced a tense weekend after family members and supporters around the world remembered the 2nd anniversary of his imprisonment.

NEWS ALERT: Fasting, Prayer For Iran Pastor Facing Execution

September 13, 2014

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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Friends of a detained Iranian pastor who faces the death penalty for "spreading corruption on earth" said Saturday, September 13, they would organize a day of "fasting and prayer" for him and other Iranian Christians.

Saudi Arabia Detains 30 Christians For Worship At House Church

September 11, 2014
Saudi security forces have ransacked an apartment of a Pentecostal house church.

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by Joseph DeCaro

KHAFJI, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)– Concerns remained Thursday, September 11, over the whereabouts of dozens of Christians detained in Saudi Arabia for worshiping in an underground house church, Christians said.

More Evangelicals Facing Death Penalty In Iran

September 6, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iran & christiansTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two more evangelical Iranian Christians faced uncertainty Saturday, September 6, after they were charged with the potentially death-sentence carrying crime of "Mofsed-e-filarz" translated as "spreading corruption on earth", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Iran Evangelical Pastor Facing Death Penalty

September 4, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief Internatoinal Correspondent BosNewsLife

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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical Iranian pastor serving a six years prison term for his Christian activities is facing 18 new charges, including "spreading corruption on Earth", which carries the death penalty, Christian rights activists say.
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