Ethiopia Muslims "Burn Down" Christian Homes, Farms

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Africa Service

ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty-five Muslims, backed by government forces, burned down ten Christian homes, leaving eighty Christians homeless in southwestern Ethiopia, a Washington-based rights' group said Thursday, September 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Hollywood Star Tony Curtis Death Shocks Hungary's Jewish Community

BosNewsLife Reporter Recalls Interview

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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife) -- Hollywood actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85, his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis said -- news that was expected to come as a shock for Hungary and its Jewish community, which he supported. Curtis, who was born Bernard Schwartz to Hungarian Jewish parents, spoke with a BosNewsLife reporter in an exclusive interview in 2003 about plans to help "end the ignorance" towards what happened during World War Two, when Hungary was a close ally of Nazi Germany.

Nepal Christians Face Militant Threats And Legal Challenges

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Servic

NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (BosNewsLife)-- A militant group that once forced hundreds of government officials into resigning is now threatening Christian clergy with violence if they do not give in to its extortion demands, Christians said Wednesday, September 29.

NEWS ALERT: Syria Closes Evangelical Churches In Crackdown

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent

JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)- At least eight house churches in northern Syria have been closed down by the government as part of a crackdown on evangelical Christians in country, a Washington-based rights group said Tuesday, September 28.

NEWS WATCH: Romania Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUCHAREST/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Romania's interior minister has resigned, after police rallied against the government's harshest austerity measures in years.  The opposition is now demanding the resignation of the entire government, which introduced steep wage cuts to help the country overcome an economic crisis.

Bangladesh Christians Captured, Forced to Return to Buddhism

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife) -- Buddhist extremists held eight Chakma Christians for four days to force them to return to Buddhism, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, September 25.