NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Launches New Ceasefire; Peace Talks Uncertain


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Bos NewsLife

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KIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A ceasefire called by President Petro Poroshenko has begun in eastern Ukraine as part of efforts to revive a much-violated truce with pro-Russian separatists, but it remained unclear whether a peace meeting would go ahead as planned on Tuesday.

Christians Injured In India Church Attack


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

india1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in southern India were recovering from injuries after a church was attacked by dozens of Hindu fighters, church members said Wednesday, November 26. Some 25 Hindu fighters broke into the Calvary Apostolic Church congregation in the town of Bangarapet in Karnataka during a church service Sunday, November 23, according to witnesses.

BREAKING NEWS: Hope Fading For Release 200 Nigeria Schoolgirls


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

BOKO-HARAM_ENCLAVE_1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hope was fading Sunday, October 19, that more than 200 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria would be released by the Islamist Boko Haram group, as violence continued despite an announced ceasefire agreement with the government.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq


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

041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.

BREAKING NEWS: 120 Killed In anti-Christian Attacks In Kenya, Nigeria


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003ABUJA/NAIROBI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya and Nigeria were mourning Monday, June 16, the aftermath of two massive attacks by Islamic militants in which at least some 120 people died.

NEWS WATCH: Suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia kills 17

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suicideattackMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian officials say as many as 17 people, including two police officers, have died and 50 others were injured in a suicide blast that devastated a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.