BREAKING NEWS: Iran Christians Fear Christmas Crackdown; Pastor Still Facing Execution (BosNewsLife Exclusive)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Iran fear a massive crackdown by security forces around Christmas and say Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may be executed earlier than authorities suggest, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Monday, December 19.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Rebels Capture Gadhafi; Christians Concerned (Update)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan rebels reportedly captured ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, but minority Christians  remained concerned about their future. In a statement the National Transitional Council (NTC) said revolutionary fighters detained Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, shortly after they gained control of his hometown of Sirte.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Evangelist Palau Cancels Festival In Hanoi Amid Government Pressure


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Luis Palau was welcomed by large crowds when he arrived at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City last week. Via Luis Palau Evangelistic AssociationHANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Luis Palau, the first American evangelist to openly preach in Vietnam since the Vietnam War, has cancelled his massive evangelism 'festival' in the capital Hanoi after authorities delayed permissions and local churches were no longer able to organize the event in time.

BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Members Of Largest House Church


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese police detained "over 100 members" of one of China's largest unregistered Protestant churches Sunday, April 10, after its members tried to hold an open-air prayer meeting in the capital Beijing, a Christian rights group said.

Chinese Christians Sue Authorities Over Detentions, Raids


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

cn-shaanxi-sm2BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in China's Shaanxi Province are suing law enforcement authorities for “illegally” detaining and fining them and confiscating their personal properties, in a case that could impact house churches, an advocacy group said Friday, July 25.