Hungary’s Holocaust Nobel Author Imre Kertész Dies At 86


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

kerteszBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Imre Kertész, the Hungarian-Jewish author who survived Nazi death camp Auschwitz as a teenager and later won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his Holocaust-inspired works, has died. The 86-year-old passed away at 4.am local time following a long illness, said book publishing firm Magvető Kiadó in a statement. Kertész was the first Hungarian national to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002, though Hungarians had already won Nobel science awards.

Brunei Christians Fear Harsh Islamic Law


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife
Asia Service
STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI (BosNewsLife)-- Brunei's devoted Christians face a potential crackdown after the sultan introduced harsh Islamic punishments, including flogging and stoning to death, but Western nations appear reluctant to intervene. It is not clear when and if the law will impact commercial relations with key trading partners Netherlands and Britain, despite concerns raised within the United Nations.