Pakistan To Reform Controversial Blasphemy Laws


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

PAKISTAN_(F)_0502_-_BlasphemyISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's government wants parliament to amend the country’s blasphemy legislation to end persecution against Christians and other minorities in this Islamic nation. Under a draft bill individuals van only be prosecuted if their deeds were "intentional," officials told Pakistani media.

NEWS WATCH: Romania Presidential Poll Overshadowed By Political Turmoil


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_romania_voting_ballots_elections_22nov092BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Romanians vote Sunday, November 22, in a presidential election with president Traian Basescu and his main left-wing challenger tied in opinion polls. The international community hopes the vote will resolve a government crisis that has paralyzed Romania, which is facing a major economic crisis.