Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: Lawyer Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Gets Shelter In Netherlands

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan has received "temporary shelter" in The Netherlands, the Dutch foreign minister confirmed Thursday, November 8.

BREAKING: ‘Released Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi On Way To Netherlands’, Sources Say

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan, was reportedly on her way to The Netherlands after her release from jail following a recent acquittal of blasphemy. Bibi's lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, who already fled to The Netherlands, confirmed reports about her release on Wednesday, November 8, through a Dutch-based foundation helping persecuted Christians.

Indonesia Christians Fear Government Crackdown On Sunday Schools

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Indonesia fear that new religious legislation will force them to seek government approval before holding Sunday schools or confirmation classes.

Burma Opposition Army Captures Pastors and Bible Students

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Burma say that the country's biggest non-state army is detaining some 100 pastors while conscripting Bible students into its ranks as fighters and destroying churches.

Eritrea Detains Christians After Evangelism Meeting By Visiting Pastor



By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Eritrean Christians involved in a recent evangelistic meeting in Eritrea remain behind bars while other believers are in hiding, Christians with close knowledge about the situation say.

Activists: ‘Palestinian Authority Hindering Trials Of Abused Nuns’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian officials are hindering court cases involving Coptic nuns attacked in the Westbank town of Bethlehem, activists say. The trials relate to violence on April 30 last year in and around the St Mary's Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem, the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ, explained advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC).