Islamic State Frees 43 Christians In Syria


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

43christiansDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Assyrian Christians in Syria are celebrating the release of the remaining 43 Christians taken hostage by the Islamic State group from villages along the Khabour River in Hassaka Governorate in February 2015, but warn that several other believers remain detained. Monday's release came one day short of the anniversary of their abduction, said Middle East Concern (MEC), an advocacy group closely monitoring the situation.

Islamic Militants Kidnap 100 Eritrean Christians In Libya, Sudan


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

eritrea_wire1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have abducted some 100 Eritrean Christians, including women and children, in two separate kidnappings in Libya and Sudan, well-informed activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Russian Forces Kidnap Priest In Crimea; Tensions Rising


By Stefan J, Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRIESTNOWKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest was kidnapped Saturday, March 15, by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, adding to concerns the tensions may turn into a religious and ethnic conflict, church sources said.