Sudan to Introduce Strict Islamic Law, Activists Warn


By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is rewriting his country's constitution to implement Sharia, or Islamic, law, a move that is expected to put more pressure on the African nation's Christian minority.

 

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.

NEWS ALERT: Jailed Egypt Christian Sent To Mental Hospital


By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– An Egyptian Military Court ordered that an imprisoned Christian activist be admitted to a mental health hospital to determine whether he's responsible for his actions, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 27

Burma Military Detains Pastor


By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Burma on Thursday, October 27, remained concerned over the whereabouts of five men, including a pastor, whose homes were reportedly burned and destroyed after they were briefly detained by Burmese government soldiers.

Theater Row Raising Concerns Over Hungary's Extreme Nationalism

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

HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.