CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife
)-- Christians in Egypt have faced a deadly New Year as Islamic militants killed a Christian man while angry Muslims injured at least five believers and forced a Christian couple to leave their town, BosNewsLife learned Friday, January 26. Despite the bloodshed, an embattled Christian community pledged to build the first church in its troubled history.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with a Special Correspondent in Egypt
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife
)-- A Hungarian court has upheld a two-year prison sentence against an internationally respected obstetrician and midwife who advocated for home births in Hungary after years of hardline childbirth policies in this conservative-ruled nation.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife
)-- An Iranian court has sentenced two Christian men of Iran's main evangelical denomination and house church movement to eight years imprisonment while a Christian woman received a one-year jail term for undermining the Islamic state's security and system, activist confirmed Thursday, January 11.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife
)-- A replica of Noah's Ark was drifting away in a severe storm Wednesday, January 3, at the port of Dutch town Urk, smashing several boats and prompting the rescue of seven people on board the massive vessel, eyewitnesses told BosNewsLife. There were no reports of injuries, but rescue teams struggled to regain control of the wood-and-steel ark, which has no engine and measures 70 meters (230 feet) long and some 13 meters (43 feet) high.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from The Netherlands
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife
)-- U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham says thousands of people accepted his invitations to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during a historic Christian festival in communist-run Vietnam where authorities have oppressed religious minorities. "As the Holy Spirit worked in hearts, at least 4,500 people over two nights came forward publicly during the invitations, both inside the sports complex and outside in the extended area, to make life-changing decisions for Christ," he said in a statement following the December evangelism event in Hanoi, the capital.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife
)-- The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for shootings at a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Egypt's capital Cairo that left at least 11 people dead.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service