Activists: ‘Palestinian Authority Hindering Trials Of Abused Nuns’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian officials are hindering court cases involving Coptic nuns attacked in the Westbank town of Bethlehem, activists say. The trials relate to violence on April 30 last year in and around the St Mary's Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem, the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ, explained advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC).

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Urge Prayers As Clashes Kill 278, Churches Destroyed (Update)


By BosNewsLige Middle East Service

egypttanksCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian Christians appealed for prayers Wednesday, August 14, as dozens of churches were attacked by furious Islamic mobs in response to a deadly government crackdown on protests in the capital Cairo that killed at least scores of people.

‘Iran Frees Jailed Award-Winning Christian Artist’


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Awarding-winning Iranian Christian artist Vahid Zarday, a former Muslim, has been temporarily released from a notorious prison in eastern Iran where he was held because of expressing his faith in Christ, Iranian Christians said Sunday, October 14.

Yemen Sees Second Anniversary Of Kidnapping Christians


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

SANAA, YEMEN (BosNewsLife)-- Sunday, June 12, marked the second anniversary of the kidnappings of nine Christian foreigners in Yemen by suspected Muslim militants, but German and British investigators "were understood" to have ended "their active search" for those still missing, advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC) said.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Court Postpones ‘Execution Trial’ Of Evangelical Christians


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has told arrested evangelical Christians who may face execution on charges of apostasy that they "should be punished", but that their trial "has been postpone for April," a senior church official said Thursday, February 17.