Philippines Concerns Over Christian Hostages As Fighting Intensifies

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Correspondent Alastair Wanklyn

philippinesZAMBOANGA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of residents, including many Christians, remained trapped or were held hostage as fighting intensified in the Southern Philippines Saturday, September 14, between government forces and Muslim separatists in suburbs of Zamboanga city.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine-IMF Bailout Talks Breakdown; Citizens Concerned

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine
ukrainephotoUZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewslife)-- Talks between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund on more than 15 billion dollars in financial assistance have failed. The IMF says it will continue to hold a new round of negotiations. Yet, the troubles come at a difficult moment for the financially troubled former Soviet republic.

Prayers Urged For Christians In Quake-hit Iran


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housechurchesattackedTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- As the world watched the impact of a deadly earthquake on Iran's only known nuclear station Wednesday, April 10, Christians urged prayers for Iranian believers trapped in prisons or facing harassment.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia, Kosovo Peace Talks Breakdown

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

serbiakosovoBRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to an agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, though they do not rule out an accord later this month.

NEWS WATCH: ‘Hungary To Strike IMF-Loan Deal’, Says Deputy PM

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary believes it will soon sign an International Monetary Fund-led deal on billions of dollars in financial assistance to help the nation overcome its deepest economic crisis in years, the country's deputy prime minister told BosNewsLife.