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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.

Iran Returns Pastor Irani To Prison

June 26, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor of a leading evangelical denomination in Iran has been returned to prison after he was beaten and disappeared earlier this month, Christians and activists confirmed Thursday, June 26.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee After Islamic Takeover (Update)

June 10, 2014

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians and other residents began fleeing Mosul on Tuesday, May 10, after Islamic militants overran much of Iraq's second largest city, "killing hundreds" while seizing churches and government buildings.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Intelligence Authority Summons Evangelical Pastor Amid Crackdown (Update)

June 9, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (VEVAK) has summoned the pastor of an evangelical congregation amid a wider crackdown on devoted Christians in the strict Islamic nation, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Monday, June 9.

Egypt’s New President Pressured To Release Christians

June 8, 2014

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

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian Christians hope Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who was sworn in Sunday, June 8, as the country’s new president, will combat Islamic extremism and release those jailed or kidnapped for expressing faith in Christ or support for Israel.


NEWS ALERT: Israel Condemns Shooting At Brussels Jewish Museum; 4 Killed

May 25, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Brussels and Jerusalem

belgium-shooting-forensicJERUSALEM/BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's government has condemned the shooting and killing of as many as four people at the Jewish Museum in Belgium's capital Brussels, saying the attack underscores wider anti-Jewish sentiments.
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