NEWS ALERT: Town In Shock As Nigeria Army Kills Six Christians


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

NIGERIANTROOPSONPATROLABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Wednesday, March 11, to the streets of Nigeria's troubled town of Gidan-Waya in Kaduna State after at least six Christians were killed here by Nigerian soldiers, officials and residents said. The shooting during Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church underscored the tense relationship between local Christians and government forces.

NEWS WATCH: Romanian Commander On Trial For Communist-era Crimes


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

felelossegre-vontBUCHAREST, ROMANIA (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time since communism collapsed in Romania 25 years ago, a former prison commander went on trial Monday, July 14, for crimes against humanity because of his alleged involvement in persecuting opponents of the previously regime. The proceedings follow the death of a close ally of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who persecuted thousands including devoted Christians.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

missionaryBEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.

India Police Detain Christians After Killing of Pastor


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pastorkilledNEW DELHI/HYDERABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police detained several Christians in Andra Pradesh state Tuesday, January 14, as they tried to besiege the chief minister's office to protest the killing of an evangelical pastor by suspected Hindu militants, Indian media reported. Christian leaders said some 3,000 people attended the rally, a day after 48-year-old Pastor Sanjeeva died of his injuries.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Government Condemns Church Attack; Four Killed


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt’s government and religious leaders have condemned an attack outside a Coptic church in Egypt's capital Cairo that killed four people, including an 8-year-old girl.

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.