BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Prominent Pastor, Sisters After Party Meeting (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

zhangpastorBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have detained a key pastor and his two sisters while "beating up" church members demanding their release in a new crackdown on devoted believers, Chinese Christians told BosNewsLife early Sunday, November 17.

Somalia Militants Murder Christian Amid Doubts About Government

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

SOMALIAMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- There were fresh fears Saturday, March 2, that Somalia's new government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would be unable to protect the tiny Christian minority after news emerged that suspected Islamic militants shot dead a Christian in the coastal city of Kismayo.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Frees ‘Spy’ Scientist From Siberian Prison

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Russian scientist who was sentenced on charges of spying for China has been released on parole after nearly a decade behind bars in Siberia. Valentin Danilov and his supporters view the case as another crackdown by the Kremlin on perceived opponents.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Still Jailed As Court Adjournes Case

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Islamabad on Saturday, September 1, postponed the bail hearing for a jailed Pakistani Christian girl accused of "blasphemy against Islam", despite mounting international pressure to release her amid concerns she is mentally impaired.