BREAKING NEWS: China Topples Cross From Church In Massive Crackdown


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday, July 28, as part of a government crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity, Christians said.

Crackdown On Non-Orthodox Christians In Ukraine’s East, Crimea


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's new president has ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for thousands of civilians fleeing war-torn eastern regions, including non-Russian Orthodox Christians who have reported intimidation by pro-Russian separatists.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Intelligence Authority Summons Evangelical Pastor Amid Crackdown (Update)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (VEVAK) has summoned the pastor of an evangelical congregation amid a wider crackdown on devoted Christians in the strict Islamic nation, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Monday, June 9.

NEWS WATCH: FBI to support Russian security at Winter Olympics

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

130204125446-2014-winter-olympics-in-sochi-russia-5-horizontal-galleryMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--The recent attack which left at least five people dead in Stavropol, in southern Russia, has heightened security fears ahead of the Olympic Winter Games due to take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next month. The United States, which will send 250 athletes to compete in the games, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will have dozens of people in Moscow and some in Sochi to assist the Russians.

Uzbekistan Police Raid Protestant Holiday Group, Church


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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BUDAPEST/TASHKENT (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan have raided a group of about 80 Protestant Christians who were on on a holiday together to learn more about their Christian faith, after an earlier crackdown on an evangelical church, religious rights activists said Monday, December 17

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Clears Christian Girl Of Blasphemy


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court on Tuesday, November 20, cleared a mentally challenged Christian girl of "blasphemy against Islam" charges, which can carry the death penalty. The high court in Pakistan's capital Islamabad found the accusations against teenager Rimsha Masih "legally unsound" in a case that drew worldwide attention.