India’s Christians Facing Record Crackdown (COLUMN)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist


WEB-Reuters-Christians-India-Photog-BabuNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- One of the sadder entries in the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List - of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith - is that of India, which has risen into the top 20 for the very first time. It is at No. 17, compared to No. 21 in 2015 and No. 28 in the previous year.

NEWS ALERT: European Court Condemns Hungary Church Law


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

Matthias Church in Budapest at nightBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh from reelection, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán already faced an international hurdle Wednesday, April 9, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned a controversial church law.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Orban Expected To Win Parliamentary Elections Despite Controversy


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

hungaryballotBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarians were expected to return Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to power for another four years in a parliamentary election Sunday that was also expected to boost support for the far-right Jobbik party.

BREAKING NEWS: Russia Moves To Annex Crimea With Putin Decree (UPDATE)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

West reassesses Vladimir PutinMOSCOW/KYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an independent state and says approving the region's entry into the Russian Federation makes sense.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Parliament Ousts President, Releasing Tymoshenko

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

presidentoustedKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after the leader said he would not step down and described events in Kiev as a coup. Legislators also agreed to release opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Christians Fear More Repression Under Vietnam’s New Constitution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamesesoldier01_1303425322023HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists expressed concern Friday, December 6, that a revised constitution for Vietnam can be used to repress religious leaders and faith groups. Vietnam's amended constitution will come into effect on January 1 next year.

Hungary Introduces Controversial Church Rules


By BosNewsLife News Center with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical congregations and other groups were weighing their options Thursday, June 27, after Hungary's parliament introduced new rules on recognizing churches, despite the Constitutional Court’s annulment of several passages in a controversial church law.