BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Militants Release Priest Aziz In Syria (UPDATE)


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

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have freed Franciscan priest Dhiya Aziz, some two weeks after he was kidnapped in Syria, BosNewsLife learned early Tuesday, January 5.

Islamic State Frees Dozens Of Christian Hostages, But Many Remain Detained



By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
ISIS-executes-Assyrian-Christian-hostages-screenshot-Twitter-640x480DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)— Fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have released another 37 Assyrian Christians who had been kidnapped nine months ago, but hundreds of other Christian hostages remain detained, Christians confirmed Friday, November 20.

Syria Bishop Fears For Lives Of Kidnapped Christians, Condemns Monastery Destruction


SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)— One of Syria’s most respected church leaders has condemned the destruction of an ancient Catholic monastery by the Islamic State (IS) group and expressed concern that hundreds of kidnapped people, many of them Christians, may have been killed and Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo spoke hours after news emerged that IS had destroyed the monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain dating back to the 5th century after Christ, and is located in central Homs province.

NEWS ALERT: Pastors Facing Possible Execution In Sudan Moved To High Security Prison


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

KOBERPRISONKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors who could face the death penalty for what friends say are trumped-up charges have been moved to a high security prison, Christian supporters told BosNewsLife.

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria


By BosNewsLife Middle East Servicechristiannn

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Syria face a difficult Easter after the feared Islamic State (IS) group launched attacks on several Christian villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria, Christians 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.