BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Ruins Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

monasteryBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been reduced to rubble as part of the Islamic State group's crackdown on Christianity and relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers contrary to Islam, according to satellite images released Wednesday. January 20.

NEWS ALERT: Mounting Concern Over Abduction Syria Nuns


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

maaloulaDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syria's minority Christians faced another day of anxiety Thursday, December 5, amid mounting concern about the fate of a group of nuns who were abducted by suspected Islamic fighters.

TURKEY WATCH: Uncertainty Over Future World’s Oldest Monastery


By BosNewsLife News Center

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty Wednesday, December 3, over the future of the world's oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in eastern Turkey, as local authorities and villagers have demanded part of its properties, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife Wednesday, December 3.