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NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christian Woman Escapes After Kidnapping

May 31, 2010

By BosNewsLife Asia Service reporting from Pakistan

kidnappedRAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman who was forced to marry a Muslim farmer and convert to Islam amid a dispute over money said Monday, May 31, she has returned home after weeks of "captivity and torture."

Widow Of Murdered Vietnam Christian “Forced” To Hand Over Children

May 31, 2010

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

7798HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Monday, May 31, that the widow of a murdered Vietnamese Christian will be forced to give up her children to the Communist-run state, rights activists said.

NEWS WATCH: Rightist Government Expected in Czech Republic

May 30, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

461px-Jiri_ParoubekBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Official results from the Czech Republic's general election indicate a left-leaning Social Democrats party narrowly won the country's general election. The Social Democrats received less votes than expected, prompting its leader to resign. Analysts say that despite the victory, the country appears headed to a center right government.

NEWS WATCH: Orban Becomes PM for Recession-Hit Hungary

May 29, 2010
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

20100529_2094_600_5300BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Viktor Orban has returned to power as Hungary's prime minister after eight years in opposition, but he inherits a country that is still struggling to overcome a deep recession.

NEWS WATCH: Weary Czechs Voted Amid Economic Concerns

May 29, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

czech-election-300x206BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Voters in the Czech Republic are choosing a new government amid concerns about the country's economic crisis and widespread corruption. Some surveys indicate none of the main parties will have a majority in the lower house of parliament. For the first time in two decades the Communist Party is expected to play a role in the general elections.

India Evangelist, Co-Workers, Recovering After Attack

May 28, 2010

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

virupakNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelist and co-workers were recovering Friday, May 28, after Hindu militants attacked them in India's southern state of Karnataka, Christians said.

Ukrainians Fear Future After Russian Fleet Deal (FEATURE)

May 27, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Western Ukraine

imagesUZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- month after Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement with Russia to extend the lease of the Black Sea fleet there is concern about the country's future. Residents in Western Ukraine fear the move is the beginning of more Russian control over their country, which became independent following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Adopts Citizenship Law, Slovakia Retaliates

May 26, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's new parliament has adopted a controversial law that will grant citizenship to ethnic Hungarians living in neighboring nations nearly nine decades after the country lost two-thirds of its territory. The law came Wednesday, May 26, despite a major diplomatic row with neighboring Slovakia immidiately retaliated with legislation banning double citizenship.

NEWS ALERT: Somalia Christians Observe Pentecost Amid Gunfire, 14 Killed

May 24, 2010

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

al-shabab-militia-patrol-a-market-in-mogadishuMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somalia's minority Christians observed Pentecost amid gunfire Sunday, May 23, as witnesses reported that at least 14 people died in clashes between pro-government troops and Muslim militants who have killed Christians and pledged to turn Somalia into a strict Islamic state.

BREAKING NEWS: Christian Women Flee Iran After Acquittal

May 23, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

clip_image0023-150x150TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure, Iran has acquitted "on all charges" two young women who were detained fourteen months ago "for their Christian faith and activities" and abandoning Islam, Iranian church officials confirmed Sunday, May 23.
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