Bangladesh Christian Couple Attacked Over Baptism


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to a village in northern Bangladesh after an angry mob attacked a Christian couple because they were baptised, while a Christian who carried out the baptism was beaten and lost his job, BosNewsLife learned.

BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped Girl Escapes Boko Haram Kidnappers


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

imageABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls and women abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police and a parent have confirmed.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants "Slit Throats" Of 15 Christians; Dozen Shot Dead

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro

Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria have slit the throats of 15 Christians, shortly after at least a dozen Christians were killed by gunmen in separate attacks, relief officials and Christians said Monday, December 31.

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Armenian Pastor Faces Death In Iran


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

vruir-iranchristian-1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian security forces have detained a pastor and Gospel artist after raiding a house church in the capital Tehran, despite warnings he will die within days without adequate medical help, Iranian Christians said Sunday, December 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Church Blast Kills Five; Dozens Injured


By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife) At least five people were killed and dozens injured Sunday, November 25, when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, officials said.

Nigeria Offers $1.8 Million Dollar For Militants After Killing of Christians (Update)

(ADDS DENIAL ABOUT REPORTED MASSACRE, CHANGES HEADLINE AND LEAD)

By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's army said Saturday, November 24, that it offers $1.8 million for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, amid fresh reports of deadly attacks against Christians and other people.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Frees 4 Lao, Thai Christians Jailed For Bible Study


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have released four Christians, including two Thai citizens, who were detained in June after being caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, rights activists confirmed late Friday, August 24.