BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blasts On Palm Sunday; Islamic State Claims Responsibility (UPDATE 3)


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

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 43 people and injured many more at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the Christian calendar.

Egypt Church Marks 1st Anniversary of Beheading of 21 Christians

By Alexander MacDonald and Stefan J. BosimagesNOW

CAIRO/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday, February 15, marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya. The men were marched in orange suits across the beach, forced to kneel and then were beheaded by Islamic State group militants.

Persecuted Coptic Church: 'Trusting God, Surviving, Thriving' (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

stmaryCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.

When It Is Hard to Turn the Other Cheek (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

voaimageLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I suspect we are going to see more of this. After suicide bombers attacked two churches this month during Sunday worship, leaving at least 17 people dead and scores injured, Pakistani Christians went on a rampage through the streets of Lahore.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

image-resizerDAMASCUS/LONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group, known for beheading Christian believers, has kidnapped at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, well-informed sources said Tuesday, February 24.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Publishes Execution Photos Of 21 Christians


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

imagesNOWCAIRO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has published a report with photos suggesting the possible execution of 21 Coptic Christian construction workers from Egypt who were kidnapped while working in Sirte, Libya, BosNewsLife established Sunday, February 15.