Turkmenistan Pentecostal Pastor Faces Five Years Imprisonment

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ASHGABAT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor remained in police custody Tuesday, August 31, in Turkmenistan where he faces five years imprisonment and confiscation of properties for "large-scale swindling", charges his wife and church members strongly deny, rights activists said.

MISSION WATCH: Tribe Members In Papua New Guinea Turning To Christ Amid Death Threats, Missionaries Say

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid death threats, over a dozen members of the Mengen tribe in the jungles of Papua New Guinea were baptized after "testifying their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ," missionaries told BosNewsLife Monday, August 30.

Man Dies In Vietnam Crackdown On Christian Villagers

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

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight arrested Christians remained in Vietnamese police custody Sunday, August 29, after a violent government crackdown on Christian villagers in which one person was killed and several others injured, including a pregnant woman who lost her child, rights activists said.

BREAKING NEWS: Three U.S. Christian Workers Killed In Pakistan, source

By BosNewsLife Asia Service reporting from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed three American Christian aid workers who were helping victims of Pakistan's worst floods in recent memory, a well-informed source in the Pakistani military told BosNewsLife Saturday, August 28.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Releases American Christian

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea released an American Christian Friday, August 27, seven months after he was detained for illegally entering the reclusive state to protest reported human rights abuses.


NEWS ALERT: Ex-President Carter In North Korea To Win Release Christian

Muslims Kidnap Pakistan Christian House Maid

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

LAHORE PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The parents of a Christian Pakistani girl were still searching for their daughter Thursday, August 26, nearly half a year after she was reportedly kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim men, and pressured into embracing Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Ex-President Carter In North Korea To Win Release Christian

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea Wednesday, August 25, to try to win the release of a devoted American Christian who has been jailed for illegally entering the isolated state earlier this year. Aijalon Mahli Gomes, aged 30 from Boston, Massachusetts, entered North Korea on January 25 to protest human rights abuses in the communist nation, fellow rights activists said.