BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Bombs Islamic State Targets After Beheading Of Christians


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's military said Monday, February 16, it bombed Islamic State targets after the militant group published a video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for six weeks.

Bhutan Pastors Sentenced To Prison For Receiving Funds


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

bhutanTHIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock Tuesday, September 16, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was "temporarily" freed, friends said.

Christians In Syria, Iraq Fleeing Attacks And Crucifixions


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iraq-christiansBAGHDAD/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria and neighboring Iraq faced more upheaval Monday, July 7, after an Islamic group expelled tens of thousands of residents from their homes and crucified at least nine people.

Kidnapping Of Egypt Christians Seen Rising


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".

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.

Egypt New President Pressured To End Massive Kidnappings Of Christians


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

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Churches were anxiously awaiting Friday, July 5, whether Egypt's new president would be able to end massive kidnappings of Christians, many of them Coptic Christian girls, as well as wealthy believers.