Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

syria-priest-717x450-440x276DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an Islamic court trial, church sources said.

MISSION WATCH: Africa Peacekeepers Reach Embattled Polish Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

peacenowBANGUI/WARSAW (BosNewsLife)-- International peacekeepers have reached Polish Christian missionaries who were trapped in weeks of looting and violence in troubled Central African Republic, Polish media reported Friday, February 14.

Laos Christian Villagers Face Deportation For Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Christians in central Laos faced imminent expulsion from their homes Friday, September 6, for refusing to recant their faith in Christ, representatives told BosNewsLife.

EU, US Urging Iran Not To Execute Pastor Nadarkhani

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

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was believed to be still alive Saturday, February 25, after the European Union and the United States urged Iran not to carry out an execution order and demanded his immediate release.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Facing Execution “Firm In Christ”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani facing imminent death has urged his church to remain "firmly in Christ" shortly after a court apparently ordered his execution, a church official told BosNewsLife. Nadarkhani was still alive Wednesday afternoon local time, February 22, but it remained unclear when he would be hanged on charges of "apostasy" or "abandoning Islam", confirmed the pastor's Church of Iran council member Firouz Khandjani.