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Uzbekistan Seizing 15,000 Bibles; Christian Fined

February 28, 2011

By BosNewsLife News Center

TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Uzbekistan on Monday, February 28, still refused to release some 15,000 Bibles that were seized earlier by customs authorities and the Bible Society of Uzbekistan said one of its staff members was fined for "violating procedures."

Christians In Kenya, Netherlands Mourn Murdered Missionary (UPDATE)

February 27, 2011
(ADDS NEW DETAILS ABOUT ATTACKS, REACTIONS FROM YOUTH WITH A MISSION, MORE BACKGROUND)

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos


NAIROBI/GRONINGEN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya and the Netherlands began mourning Dutch missionary Ebel Kremer, 36, who was shot and killed when armed robbers stormed a mission center near Nairobi, Kenya's capital.


NEWS ALERT: Laos Christians Facing Starvation; Officials Cutting Off Food, Water

February 27, 2011
By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of terrified villagers faced starvation in the jungles of Laos on Sunday, February 27, after they were driven from their village at gunpoint for refusing to give up Christianity in this predominantly Buddhist nation, residents and rights activists said.

Honduras Pastors Killed; Government Urged To Increase Protection

February 26, 2011

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS (BosNewsLife)-- Christian leaders have urged Honduras' government to improve protection of Christian workers after Carlos Roberto Marroquín became the second prominent pastor to be murdered this year in the Central American nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Kenya Attackers Kill Dutch Missionary, Wife Raped (UPDATE)

February 25, 2011
(ADDS REACTION FROM CHRISTIAN IN NAIROBI AND OTHERS)

By BosNewsLife News Center


GRONINGEN/NAIROBI (BosNewsLife)-- The 36-year-old Dutch missionary Ebel Kremer has been shot and killed in Kenya during a robbery, his church confirmed Friday, February 25. His wife Lora Kremer, 34, was reportedly raped in the overnight attack on their Christian orphanage in the town of Athi River near the capital Nairobi.


NEWS WATCH: EU, NATO, UN Discuss Intervention in Libya

February 25, 2011
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


BUDAPEST/GODOLLO (BosNewsLife)--United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for international intervention in Libya to stop mass killings and bloodshed that she said may amount to crimes against humanity.  Her comments Friday came as European defense ministers met in Hungary, where NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen did not rule out enforcing a no-fly zone above Libya among other measures to end the violence.

NEWS ALERT: Al-Qaida “Denies” Egypt Church Bombing As Deadly Attacks Spread

February 25, 2011

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

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The deputy to al-Qaida's group leader Osama bin Laden accused Egypt's Christian leadership of "inciting interfaith tensions", despite reports that Egyptian Christians have been killed, injured and kidnapped in several attacks in the predominantly Islamic nation.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Releases Christian Convert Facing Execution

February 24, 2011
>Said Musa outside Afghanistan
>Christian convert Shoib Assadullah remains jailed
>Dutch government lobbied for release

By BosNewsLife News Center

KABUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released, a well-informed Christian aid and advocacy group confirmed Thursday, February 24.

Concerns Over Killings Of Christians In Somalia And At Sea

February 24, 2011

By BosNewsLife Africa Service


MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia were mourning another victim of Islamic extremism Thursday, February 24, while at sea new details emerged about the killing of Americans involved in Bible distribution to often remote areas of the world.

Detained Afghanistan Christians Facing Death Penalty

February 23, 2011
By BosNewsLife News Center

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Afghan Christians who were arrested for their conversion to Christianity remain behind bars despite diplomatic efforts by the United States to secure their release, a Christian rights group said Wednesday, February 23.

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