70th Anniversary Liberation Auschwitz Held Amid Controversy


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AuschwitznowOSWIECIM, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Government leaders and survivors are among those marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet forces of Nazi-death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in ceremonies overshadowed by new concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and a row between Poland and Russia. Tuesday's event in Poland was expected to be the last big anniversary in which remaining elderly survivors would be able to come and pay their respects at the former camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust.

NEWS ALERT: 'Iran Christian Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Evangelical Activities'


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

mustafa.bordbarTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on what his supporters say are false charges linked to his evangelical church activities, local activist said Tuesday, August 6.  Mohammad-Hadi (Mostafa) Bordbar, a 27-year-old resident of the city of Rasht, was "tried by Judge Pir-Abbasi on the morning of June 9, 2013 in branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran," amid a wider government crackdown on spreading Christianity in Iran said Mohabat News, an agency of Iranian Christian and activists.

Central African Republic Christians Trapped In Deadly Clashes, Looting


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Central-African-Republic-coupBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC  (BosNewsLife)-- Christians feared more violence Thursday, March 28, as army chiefs pledged allegiance to the Central African Republic's self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia whose rebels seized the capital, triggering deadly violence, looting and attacks against churches.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Trial Resumes Of Croatian Serb Leader

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

GoranhadzicBUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, the last fugitive sought by the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has resumed at The Hague.

Hungary Detains Former Minister For "War Crimes" In 1956 Revolution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A former Communist-era Interior minister of Hungary was forced to celebrate his 91th birthday in custody Thursday, September 13, after he was detained for his role in the bloody suppression of the country's 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination.