BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Islamic Militants Open Fire On Catholic School; Three Injured


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Anarkali-St-Francis-SchoolLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants opened fire on a Catholic school in Pakistan's city of Lahore Friday, April 17, injuring a Christian student and two security guards, church sources and rights activists said.

Teachers Strike Amid Attacks Against Christians


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kenyaNAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of teachers in northern Kenya bordering Somalia refused to return to work Tuesday, February 3, fearing attacks by Islamic militants who have killed dozens of non-Muslims, many of them Christians.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine, Russia Sign Controversial Deal

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

presidentsKYIV/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine and Russia have signed a major economic trade deal, despite massive protests in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for European Union integration , with Moscow promising massive financial assistance and cuts in natural gas prices.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Ministers Condemn Ukraine’s Force Against Protestors

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Anti-government protest in UkraineKYIV,UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have condemned the use of what they call "excessive force" against pro-European protesters in Ukraine, amid escalating tensions in the former Soviet nation. Speaking after talks of the NATO military alliance in Brussels, Belgium, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Ukraine's leadership to listen to what he called "the voices of its people".

Kidnapping Of Egypt Christians Seen Rising


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".

Christians Mourn Victims Kenya, Pakistan Amid Global Crackdown on Christianity


By BosNewsLife Africa and Asia Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Canter and Xavier P. William in Peshawar

runningNAIROBI/PESHAWAR (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Africa and Asia tried to come to terms Friday, September 27, with the aftermath of attacks by Islamic militants that left at least some 150 people dead and hundreds injured, amid global concerns that devoted Christians are increasingly singled out by terrorists.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Trapped As Islamic Militants Storm Kenya Mall; Scores Dead (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service

mansavingNAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, September 22, about the plight of Christians and other non-Muslims trapped in a popular high-end shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, after fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida stormed the complex in an attack that left at least 69 people dead and 175 injured.