China House Church Pastor Sentenced To Prison For ‘Divulging State Secrets’

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

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese house church pastor who has been detained since December 9, 2015, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a court in China’s central Guizhou province on controversial charges of “divulging state secrets,”, trial observers said.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Church Attack, Violence, Kill 100 (UPDATE)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were mourning their dead Tuesday, January 27, after nearly 100 people were killed by suspected Islamic militants in the country's troubled northeast, including at a church service. The fighters, who were believed to be members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, killed 22 people by setting off bombs and firing into the congregation in the Catholic church of Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa state on Sunday, January 25, officials said.

Kidnapping Of Egypt Christians Seen Rising


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".

ALERT: Morocco Christian Jailed For Evangelizing Amid Crackdown


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

moroccoRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- A Moroccan Christian remained behind bars Wednesday, September 11, after he was jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined for evangelizing, trial observers said.

Pakistan Acquits Cleric In Girl Blasphemy Case


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

RimshanowISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistan court has acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused Christian girl of blasphemy against Islam, before he himself was detained on similar charges, trial observers said.

NEWS WATCH: Rightist Party Wins Bulgaria’s Tense Elections

Listen to this BosNewsLife report on opening of the polls via Vatican Radio. Click: BULGARIAVATICAN And listen to the outcome with analyse by clicking here: bulgariavatielections  
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

1_0_691496SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- A center-right party appears to have won Bulgaria's parliamentary elections, but its prospects of forming another government looked uncertain and voter-turnout was the lowest in the Balkan country's post-Communist history. First official results gave the GERB party of former bodyguard and ex-prime minister Boiko Borisov received about 31 per cent of the vote, followed by the opposition Socialists with roughly 27 percent.