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Algerian Christians Appeal Against Prison Sentence

December 27, 2010

By BosNewsLife Africa Service


ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christian men of a small Protestant church in Algeria are appealing a court decision to hand them suspended prison sentences for worshiping without a state permission, BosNewsLife established Monday, December 27.


Nigeria Christians Mourn Victims After Church Blasts

December 26, 2010

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos


ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northern and central Nigeria were mourning victims Sunday, December 26, after multiple attacks on churches and other sites on Christmas Eve claimed at least 38 lives in Plateau State and Borno State.

Angry Indonesia Muslims Surround Homes Of Christians

December 26, 2010

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high Sunday, December 26, near Jakarta where a group of angry Muslims backed by police surrounded homes of Christians in protests against what they called "unauthorized religious services", BosNewsLife learned.

Global Christmas Celebrations Overshadowed By Violence (ROUND-UP)

December 25, 2010

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East


VATICAN CITY/MANILA/ABUJA/BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christmas celebrations have been overshadowed by deadly violence against Christians in Africa and Asia, while several church services in the Middle East were canceled due to concerns over terror attacks.


BREAKING NEWS: Deadly Blasts Rock Nigerian Churches

December 25, 2010

By BosNewsLife Africa Service


MAIDUGURI/JOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in northern and central Nigeria tried to restore calm Saturday, December 25, after suspected Muslim militants targeted churches and other sites in Christmas Eve attacks that killed as many as 38 people, police and church leaders said.

BREAKING NEWS: Philippines Church Blast Injures Six People

December 25, 2010

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)-- Six people were injured when a bomb rocked an early morning Christmas mass in a church at a military base on a Muslim-dominated southern island in the Philippines, the military said.

Egypt Christian Threatened With Death Over Conversion, rights group

December 25, 2010

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian Christian faced another tense Saturday, December 25, fearful of leaving his home amid death threats, after he was charged with "defaming Islam" for converting from Islam to Christianity, Christians said.


NEWS ALERT: Iraq Churches Cancel Christmas Services After Violence, Death Threats

December 24, 2010

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- "Many" church services have been canceled in Iraq over the Christmas period following deadly attacks and new terror threats, several church groups said Friday December 24.

Egypt Jails 130 Christians, Including Children, Missionaries Say

December 24, 2010

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Some 130 Christian worshipers, including children, remain imprisoned in Egypt, a month after some 2,000 security forces attacked their church under re-construction, killing several people, American and local missionaries told BosNewsLife Friday, December 24.

Vietnam Security Forces Crack Down On Christmas Celebrations (UPDATE)

December 24, 2010
(ADDS REPORTS OF VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS)
By BosNewsLife Asia Service

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians of house churches and other non-recognized groups prepared Friday, December 24, for a tense Christmas, after security forces halted Christmas celebrations and detained believers in several areas of Vietnam, Vietnamese Christians and rights investigators said.

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