NEWS ALERT: Taliban Imposes Islamic Law In Pakistan Region (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

09pakistan-600HANGGU, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians and other non-Muslims faced potential persecution Tuesday, December 30, as militants linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups imposed Shariah, or Islamic law, in the Orakzai Agency tribal region of the restive Pakistani North West Frontier Province (NWFP), officials told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Airstrikes Kill Over 300 In Gaza; Christians In Crossfire

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_gaza_israelwarplanes_29dJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- The World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned on Monday, December 29, ongoing Israeli airstrikes against the militant Islamist group Hamas and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, which reportedly killed over 300 Palestinians, injured up to 1,000, and put the territory's Christian minority in the crossfire.

China Christian Workers And Survivors Missing In Earthquake Zone

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

q06_17024871BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian volunteers and survivors of China's worst earthquake in a generation remained missing Sunday, December 28, after Christmas Eve police raids on homes under construction in the devastated Sichuan province amid anger among authorities over the involvement of churches in relief efforts, an advocacy group said.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Christians In Crossfire As Israel Strikes Kill 205 (Developing Story)

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting from the region

ap_gaza_attack_190_engBETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Gaza and the West Bank faced a dark night Saturday, December 27, as Israeli air strikes against suspected Hamas militants killed hunderds of Palestinians, and Christmas lights were shut off around Bethlehem, which Christians consider Jesus' birthplace, to protest Israel's actions.

BREAKING NEWS: Cuba Prominent Church Leader On Trial

By BosNewsLife News Center

fidel-castroHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent evangelical church leader in Cuba will be put on trial next week and is facing a one-year prison sentence as part of what his supporters call "a government campaign to silence and discredit him," because of his refusal to work with the state-backed church organization, a Christian advocacy group confirmed Saturday, December 27.

Pakistan Blast Kills Christian Woman, Injures Several Others

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

khan20081226125955593LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian government workers were among those recovering from injuries Friday, December 26, after a mini truck laden with explosives detonated near their homes in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, killing one Christian woman and injuring up to six people, officials and local residents said.