BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants "Slit Throats" Of 15 Christians; Dozen Shot Dead

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

Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria have slit the throats of 15 Christians, shortly after at least a dozen Christians were killed by gunmen in separate attacks, relief officials and Christians said Monday, December 31.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Allows Hospital Treatment For Jailed Pastor; Others Detained


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J, Bos

More Christians have been detained in Iran.TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has allowed jailed pastor and Gospel artist Vruir Avanessian to receive routine dialysis after warnings he would die, but two other house church Christians were detained early Monday, December 31, Christians said.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Condemns Deadly Church Bombing In Libya (Update)

(ADDS CHURCH REACTIONS, MORE DETAILS)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchblastTRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt on Monday, December 31, condemned the bombing of a Coptic Christian church in neighboring Libya that killed two Egyptians and wounded two others.

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Armenian Pastor Faces Death In Iran


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

vruir-iranchristian-1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian security forces have detained a pastor and Gospel artist after raiding a house church in the capital Tehran, despite warnings he will die within days without adequate medical help, Iranian Christians said Sunday, December 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army "Bombs" Christian Kachin; World Urged To Intervene


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

burmaNAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.

Jailed Iran Pastor Writes Sandy Hook Parents After School Shooting


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian pastor, who is jailed in Tehran on charges linked to his Christian activities, says he is praying for the parents who lost their children in a recent school shooting in the U.S. State of Connecticut.