NEWS ALERT: Syria Militants Target Christian Schools


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansnnowsyriaDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians and rights activists say Islamic militants have begun deploying rockets to target Christian sites, killing at least five young children this month alone. The announcement follows international concern about reports that rebel forces based on the outskirts of Damascus daily fire mortar shells at the capital, which is firmly under government control.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

NEWS WATCH: EU’s Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.

Kosovo’s Serb Christians Face “Rising Attacks” Against Orthodox Sites

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KOSOVOCHURCHBELGRADE/PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo struggle with a "sharp rise" in threats and vandalism against their churches and other religious sites, human rights investigators told BosNewsLife Tuesday, January 22.