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Pakistan Government Supports Mother Of Murdered Girl

October 31, 2010

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’

October 30, 2010

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)

October 29, 2010


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.

Hindu Militants Attack Pregnant Christian At Funeral For Daughter

October 28, 2010

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu militants armed with machetes and sticks "severely beat" a pregnant Christian woman Thursday, October 28, while she was attending the funeral of her infant daughter in India's volatile state of Orissa, a human rights group said.

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

October 27, 2010

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.

Christians in Turkey Acquitted of ‘Insulting Turkishness’

October 26, 2010

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent

ISTANBUL,TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Two Turkish Christians were free Tuesday, October 26, after they were acquitted on charges of insulting Turkey and its people by spreading Christianity following a long legal battle.

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

October 25, 2010
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.

NEWS ALERT: Turkmenistan Sentences Protestant Pastor To 4 Years Imprisonment

October 21, 2010

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

BUDAPEST/ASHGABAT (BosNewsLife)-- A Protestant pastor in Turkmenistan was sentenced to a four-year prison term Thursday, October 21, on what church members said were "fake charges" of swindling to "punish" him for his religious activities.

AMERICA WATCH: Hiring Bill Threatens To “Cripple” Christian Groups

October 20, 2010

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife North America Correspondent

WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A pending bill that bars government funding for non-profits having religious requirements in their hiring process is a "serious assault" on faith-based charities, according to the senior vice president of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) in the United States.

NEWS WATCH: European Aid In Hungary’s Toxic Flooding

October 19, 2010

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union crisis response chief Kristalina Georgieva says massive toxic flooding in Hungary that killed nine people and injured more than 120 others has underscored the need for a stronger European disaster response.
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