BREAKING NEWS: India Politician Jailed Over Orissa Violence; Churches Pleased

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India on Wednesday, June 30, welcomed a seven year jail sentence for a leader of an influential Hindu party who was seen as the mastermind behind anti-Christian violence in India's eastern state of Orissa that killed scores of people in 2008.

Pakistan Legislator “Kidnaps” Christian Woman

By a Special BosNewsLife Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman remained in hospital Monday, June 28, after she was beaten and briefly abducted on the orders of a prominent Pakistani Muslim legislator "because Christians didn't vote" for him, family and police said.

BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Christians Detained Amid Execution Threats

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Over 20 Afghan Christians have been detained in Afghanistan after high-level leaders called for the arrest and execution of converts to Christianity in the Islamic nation, an advocacy group said Friday, June 25.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Media Threatened By Government Control, Critics Say

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Proposed legislation in Hungary to reform the country's media has drawn critcism from journalists and opposition politicians, saying it would return the former Soviet satellite to the days of repression of press freedom.