Nepal To Prosecute Evangelical Christians For Spreading Bibles

By Mark H.J. Fino, BosNewsLife Special Asia Correspondent

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Seven evangelical lay Christians 532d357f84add.preview-300 Christians and a pastor who were detained and allegedly mistreated in Nepal after being caught handing out Bibles to children have been released but could face a trial for "proselytizing", church sources told BosNewsLife.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns


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

hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Russian Forces Kidnap Priest In Crimea; Tensions Rising


By Stefan J, Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRIESTNOWKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest was kidnapped Saturday, March 15, by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, adding to concerns the tensions may turn into a religious and ethnic conflict, church sources said.

Pakistan Pressured To Detain 36 Militants As PM Takes Office


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Nawaz-Sharif1154LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- As Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to power Wednesday, June 5, dozens of suspected Muslim militants were to learn whether their release on bail would be overturned, a Christian lawyer involved in the cases told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Facing Prison; Mother Death Sentence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Photo0282LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have reopened the trial against a mentally challenged Christian girl on charges of "blasphemy" while a Christian mother faces a possible death sentence for allegedly making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's prophet Mohammed, lawyers told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 23.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Condemns Far-Right Calls For Lists Of Hungarian Jews


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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The United States on Tuesday, November 27, condemned calls by an influential Hungarian far-right parliamentarian to draw up lists of Jews who pose a "national security risk", a proposal resembling the Nazi-era.

Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.