NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Tells Jailed Pastor Irani To “Repent” Or Remain In Prison


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Irani-Benham-with-family-300x199KARAJ, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor who has been jailed in Iran for his Christian activities says he has been told by a court to remain behind bars because he "did not change". Speaking to BosNewsLife through an interpreter, Pastor Behnam Irani made clear he remained faithful to Christ, despite court pressure to return to Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Jailed In North Korea Moved To Hospital; Health “Deteriorating”


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

screenshotbaeSEOUL/PYONGYANG/SEATTLE (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary imprisoned in North Korea is in "deteriorating health" and has been moved from a prison labor camp to a hospital, his family said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, August 11.

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian-American Pastor Faces Possible Death Sentence


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
saeed_abediniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian-American pastor faces a possible death sentence Monday, January 21, before a judge who is notorious for hanging defendants, his family and other Christian said. Saeed Abedini, 32, has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since late September, after being detained while visiting family.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Egypt, Libya Fear Attacks As Film Protests Kill US Ambassador


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from the region

TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Egypt and Libya faced potential violence Wednesday, September 12, after American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three staff members were killed when gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.