'Sudan Frees 14 Evangelical Christians After Prayer Appeal'


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

Sudan School BombedKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed
raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.

Cuba Authorities Halt Church Demolition After Protests


By BosNewsLife Americas Service
cubachurchHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities have halted the demolition of an Assemblies of God church in the city of Santiago de Cuba after protesters, including the denomination’s regional head, held a spontaneous sit-in at the church, activists say. Christians said the demonstrators also participated in an unauthorised march through the city and a "peaceful demonstration" at the local Cuban Communist Party (CCP) offices to rally against "ongoing government confiscations" and destruction of church properties.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Sentences Eight Over Embryo Trade

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-abortion activists have welcomed a ruling by a Hungarian court which found eight people guilty over harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue for use in cosmetics, amid government efforts to protect life from the moment of conception.

Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian leaders remained behind bars in southern Laos on Sunday, March 1, after they were sentenced to nine months imprisonment for praying for a sick believer who later died, a rights official told BosNewsLife.

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.

Nigeria Christians Plunged Into Uncertainty As Boko Haram Kills Dozens, Kidnaps 200


By BosNewsLife Africa Service
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ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.

BREAKING NEWS: China Release Christian Lawyer Gao Zhisheng


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's most prominent Christian rights lawyers, was with family Friday, August 8, after he was released from prison, his brother confirmed. Gao Zhiyi said Gao left the Xinjiang prison early Thursday local time and was now at his father-in-law's home in Urumqi, ending years of imprisonment.