NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Christians Mourn 150 Killed By Militants, Including Pastor

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Paul Jongas in Nigeria and Stefan J. Bos
nigeria_christians1NAIROBI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Nigeria are mourning an evangelical pastor and at least some 150 other people killed by militants who want to establish an Islamic state.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel’s Ex-Prime Minister Sharon Dies At 85

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Ariel-SharonJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel was plunged into mourning Saturday, January 11,  after confirmation that its former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85. Comatose for 8 years after a stroke, the former soldier turned statesman finally lost his last battle for life after his health had taken a downturn, his son Gilad announced.

NEWS WATCH: What’s Next For Russia’s Freed Ex-Tycoon Khodorkovsky?

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KhodorkovskyBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- After his release from a Russian jail, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he does not want to return to business or politics, but would fight for those he considers political prisoners. Wearing a sharp suit and smiling, the now 50-year-old Khodorkovsky spoke at his first news conference since his release from prison, which was held at a museum commemorating the Berlin Wall from the Cold War era.

Nigeria Army Kills 50 Militants Following Anti-Christian Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeria-3ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's military said Saturday, September 7, it has killed 50 fighters of militant group Boko Haram which has been blamed for fueling Islamic violence against Christians.

Iran Pastor Irani Facing Death Penalty; Health Deteriorating

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Behnam IraniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Behnam Irani, who may face the death penalty for "apostasy", is facing serious health problems after two years imprisonment, a close friend has told BosNewsLife. "After two years in jail he suffers terrible complications, including intestinal problems and rheumatism," confirmed Firouz Khandjani, a council member of the 'Church of Iran' movement to which the pastor belongs.

Pakistan Christian Family Hiding Amid Death Threats

By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

10614789-kresania-v-pakistaneLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian father said Friday, April 26, his family is hiding in the Pakistani city of Lahore after Islamic militants tried to abduct and kill one of his daughters because they refuse to convert to Islam.