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NEWS ALERT: Fasting, Prayer For Iran Pastor Facing Execution

September 13, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife behnam-irani-238x238

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

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.

Palestinian Christians Report Suffering In Israel, Gaza

August 31, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service


GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.

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


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.
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