BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Dozens Of Church Workers, Pastor

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

policenowBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A major Christian church in China's central Henan province was "paralyzed" Sunday, November 17, after its pastor, his sisters and dozens of church workers were detained, local Christians told BosNewsLife.

Ukraine Sentences Activist To Forced Psychological Treatment In Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

womanKIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Ukrainian court has reportedly sentenced an elderly human rights activist, known for her fight against corruption and police abuse, to a psychological hospital resembling the Soviet-era, amid a wider crackdown on political opponents.

Somalia Militants Murder Christian Amid Doubts About Government

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

SOMALIAMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- There were fresh fears Saturday, March 2, that Somalia's new government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would be unable to protect the tiny Christian minority after news emerged that suspected Islamic militants shot dead a Christian in the coastal city of Kismayo.

Pakistan Christian Villagers Ordered To Leave; Christian Girl Raped

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Muslim leader has ordered Christian families to burn their homes and leave a village in Pakistan's Punjab province after a villager freed his abducted underage daughter who was "raped and forced to convert to Islam", negotiators told BosNewsLife Friday, November 30.

India Police, Militants Detain Christians Ahead Of Easter

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India

BANGALORE INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Pastors and other Christian workers in two states of India were preparing Saturday, April 7, to celebrate Easter despite pressure from violent police and Hindu militants to halt their activities, church representatives said.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Relatives Appeal Against Execution Pakistan Christian

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

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Relatives of a Pakistani Christian mother sentenced to death for "insulting" Islam's Prophet Muhammad have filed an appeal against her conviction, BosNewsLife established Monday, November 15.