BREAKING NEWS: Islamists Kill 28 Christians In Kenya


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

manykilledNAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility Saturday, November 22, for killing 28 Christians traveling on a bus in northeast Kenya. The bus carrying 60 passengers was on its way to Nairobi, the capital, when it was ambushed in Mandera County early Saturday, according to militants and witnesses.

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother's Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

bibinowBRUSSELS/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by a Pakistani court.

BREAKING NEWS: Bangladesh Islamists Reportedly Abduct 11 Christian Children Again


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

bangladeshDHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven of 16 Christian children who were rescued from Muslim traffickers in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on January 2 have gone missing, raising concerns they were abducted and taken to Islamic training centers, a Christian rights group said.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Overturns Death Sentence Of Christian; Younis Masih Released


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service

Younis MasihLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani appeals court on Wednesday, April 3, overturned the conviction and death sentence of Younis Masih, a Christian man who spent nearly eight years behind bars on charges of 'blasphemy', a lawyer involved in the case told BosNewsLife. Masih, 32, was sentenced in May 2007 in the city of Lahore for making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's Prophet Mohammad.

Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Pastor Free After Accuser Admits 'Mistake'


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pastorISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor, who had been languishing in a Pakistani jail since October for "blaspheming Islam", was free on bail Thursday, February 28, after the complainant admitted he had mistakenly charged him, Christians said.

'19 Christian Children Rescued From Islamic Traffickers in Bangladesh'


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

A student reads Koran at a madrasa in Dhaka.DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen Christian children who were to be sold to Islamic boarding schools ('madrassas') in Bangladesh have been rescued, a religious rights group said Thursday, February 7.Traffickers lied to the children's parents saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in the capital Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to the various madrassas, explained International Christian Concern (ICC).