Pakistan Government Supports Mother Of Murdered Girl


By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Reporting from Pakistan


LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, handed over a nearly 6,000 dollar cheque to the mother of a murdered Christian domestic worker who became a symbol of ongoing mistreatment by Muslim employers of minority Christians in the Asian nation.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Slated For Execution Remains 'Faithful To Christ'


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of one of Iran's largest Protestant movements who faces imminent execution for abandoning Islam says he remains faithful to Christ, despite pressure from Iranian authorities to change his mind, according to a message from prison seen by BosNewsLife Saturday, October 30.



NEWS ALERT: Bhutan Gives Christian 3 Years Jail For Showing Christian Films (UPDATE)


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By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI/THIMPHU (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years imprisonment for "attempting to promote civil unrest" by showing films about Christianity, underscoring international concerns about the situation of religious minorities in the heavily Buddhist Himalayan nation, BosNewsLife learned Friday, October 29.

NEWS WATCH: Turkey Demands Hungary's Help for EU Membership


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


BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it supports Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and that it will try to push Turkey's case when it assumes the bloc's rotating presidency next year. The announcement comes despite EU concerns over the treatment of the Christian minority and other controversies in the country.  Turkey's chief negotiator for talks with the European Union, Egemen Bagis, urged Hungary on Wednesday, October 27, to use its influence on Turkey's behalf.



NEWS WATCH: Slovenia Elects Eastern Europe's First Black Mayor

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


BUDAPEST/PIRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Doctor Peter Bossman, who was born in Ghana, is starting his work as mayor of Slovenia's coastal town of Piran. Bossman's election earned him the distinction of being Eastern Europe's first black mayor, but he as urged supporters not to view him as the next Barack Obama, a reference to the United States' first black president.