NEWS WATCH: Kazakhstan President Re-election Expected Amid Uncertainty

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power in elections on a pledge to offer the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call "systematic suppression" of opposition and devoted Christians.

NEWS WATCH: Suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia kills 17

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suicideattackMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian officials say as many as 17 people, including two police officers, have died and 50 others were injured in a suicide blast that devastated a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

Christians Mourn Victims Kenya, Pakistan Amid Global Crackdown on Christianity

By BosNewsLife Africa and Asia Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Canter and Xavier P. William in Peshawar

runningNAIROBI/PESHAWAR (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Africa and Asia tried to come to terms Friday, September 27, with the aftermath of attacks by Islamic militants that left at least some 150 people dead and hundreds injured, amid global concerns that devoted Christians are increasingly singled out by terrorists.

NEWS ALERT: Lists Of Jews Compiled At Hungary’s Largest University

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

ELTE-University-of-Law (1)BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- There was an outcry in Hungary on Wednesday, February 20, over revelations that the country's largest university has been involved in compiling lists of presumed Jewish students amid growing anti-Semitism in this nation of some 10 million people.

NEWS WATCH: Kyrgyzstan Leaders Urge Calm Amid New Bloodshed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BISHKEK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- New clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan have killed dozens of people and wounded more than 500 in the city of Osh, a little over two months after the uprising that toppled the Central Asian nation's former government. The United States and Russia - both of which have military bases in Kyrgyzstan - and China are watching the situation with concern.