BREAKING NEWS: Elderly Christian Man Accused Of Blasphemy Dies In Pakistan

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A 70-year old Christian man who was detained in Pakistan on controversial charges of "blasphemy" against Islam has died, a friend and rights lawyer told BosNewsLife. "Mukhtar Masih, who was released on bail in May this year, died Tuesday, November 2," confirmed Sardar Mushtaq Gill who leads the Pakistan-based Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) group.

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Coptic_BishopCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.

NEWS ALERT: Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes


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MEXICO CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29.

BREAKING NEWS: 10 Killed In Church Bombings In Lahore, Pakistan (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
churchnowLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Bombings rocked two churches in a Christian area of Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, killing 10 people and injuring dozens, several reports and officials said. Islamic militants linked to Pakistan's Taliban group claimed responsibility for Sunday's blasts in the Youhanabad neighbourhood.

Pakistan Court Threatens To Cancel Bail Of Muslim Hardliners


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has accepted a petition to  cancel bail of 36 Muslims accused of involvement in last year's anti-Christian violence in Lahore city, a major Christian advocacy group confirmed Monday, February 3.

Philippines Concerns Over Christian Hostages As Fighting Intensifies

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Correspondent Alastair Wanklyn

philippinesZAMBOANGA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of residents, including many Christians, remained trapped or were held hostage as fighting intensified in the Southern Philippines Saturday, September 14, between government forces and Muslim separatists in suburbs of Zamboanga city.