Pakistan Sentences 5 To Death For Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
blasphemyLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after they were falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam, officials said.

Pro-Russian Rebels Give Presents To Enemy On Christmas Day


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

UkrainiansoldierdecoratesKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Some pro-Russian rebels have used the Orthodox Christmas to reach-out to their enemy in eastern Ukraine. With Jesus saying in the Bible: "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," they gave Christmas presents to Ukrainian troops. It happened while they provided safe passage to some 50 Ukrainian soldiers.

Jailed Evangelical ‘Free In Christ’ In Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical pastor in one of Iran's most notorious prisons announced on Christmas Eve he was "free in Christ" behind bars after forgiving guards and other inmates who mistreated him. Farshid Fathi, said though he faced a fourth Christmas in jail separated from his family, he had been "comforted by Immanuel", the Hebrew word for 'God is with us'.

Christmas Dinner For Christian Refugee Children From Syria, Iraq


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
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AMMAN, JORDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Preparations were underway in Jordan's capital Amman for "the first ever Christmas meal for Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria" who have been "mostly ignored by Islamic charities," organizers said.

NEWS WATCH: EU’s Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.

NEWS ALERT: Russian Christians In Meteor-Hit Region Appeal For Prayers


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

meteorCHELYABINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries and a pastor in Russia's Ural Mountains appealed for prayers late Friday, February 15, after a meteor with the power of an atomic bomb exploded over the region injuring more than 1,000 people.

Orthodox Christmas Underway: Merry Christmas

BUDAPEST/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- Christmas Eve has arrived for millions of Orthodox Christians, who plan celebrations from Moscow and the rest of the former Soviet Union to the Middle East, and beyond. BosNewsLife, Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency, said late Sunday, January 6, it "wishes everyone a merry Christ-filled Christmas."