BREAKING NEWS: Iran Returns Evangelical Christian Zargaran To Feared Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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Liberal and Tolerant Malaysia Heading Down Islamist Path? (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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KUALA LUMPUR/MELBOURNE (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I sometimes struggle to understand why Malaysia should be moving steadily up the rankings in the Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. In the 2016 list Malaysia is ranked at No. 30 – classified as moderate persecution – compared to No. 37 last year and No. 40 in 2014. What went wrong?

Pentecostal Pastor Remains Detained In Iran


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

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor detained during a Christmas celebration in his Tehran home and a fellow Christian remained behind bars Monday, February 2, amid a wider crackdown on evangelical believers, Christians said.

Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world

BREAKING NEWS: Muslim Gunmen Blamed For Church Massacre In CAR


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Central African Republic violenceBANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in civil-war ravaged Central African Republic plunged into grief on Thursday, May 29, after as many as 30 people were feared dead in an attack on a Catholic church in Bangui, the capital. Muslim gunmen sprayed bullets and hurled grenades at Bangui's 'Our Lady of Fatima' church, home to some 5,000 Christians displaced by violence, church officials and witnesses said.