Commission Demands Pakistan Crackdown On Militants After Suicide Blasts

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent
voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Less than twoweeks after suicide bombers murdered 18 worshippers at two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, the country’s Ecumenical Commission for Human Development has issued its initial report on the atrocity saying it underscores "growing intolerance" towards minority groups.

NEWS WATCH: Croatia Faces EU Sanctions Over Extradition Row

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By Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
CroatianowBUDAPEST/ZAGREB (BosNewsLife)-- The European Commission has warned Croatia that it will face sanctions unless it applies EU extradition law. The threat comes shortly after the heavily Catholic nation joined the European Union on July 1st as the 28th member state.

NEWS WATCH: EU Urges Investigation As Czech Premier Resigns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correrspondent BosNewsLife

NecasPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union has urged the Czech Republic to properly investigate a massive spying and corruption case in the Czech Republic amid concerns about possible fraud with EU subsidies.

Christians Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Facing Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevBUDAPEST/ASTANA/BISHKEK (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in autocratically ruled Kazakhstan and neighboring Kyrgyzstan face church closures and state control over Christian materials amid a fresh crackdown by authorities on faith groups in the region, BosNewsLife learned Friday, December 14.

Egypt In “Arab Winter” Amid Postponed Ballot And Anti-Christian Violence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's election commission failed Sunday to set a date for the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, adding to Western concerns about the plight of minority Christians as Islamists have increased their influence.