NEWS ALERT: Uzbekistan Christians Face More Danger After Death of Karimov; New Leader Appointed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

karimovTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Over 210,000 Christians in Uzbekistan face more danger and uncertainty after Uzbekistan's parliament appointed Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev as interim president following the death of strongman leader Islam Karimov, missionaries told BosNewsLife.

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: Kyrgyzstan Christians Receiving Death Threats As Ethnic Violence Kills 190


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

OSH/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Kyrgyz Christians were risking their lives Thursday, June 17, to help and shelter Uzbek believers in southern Kyrgystan, where ethnic clashes killed at least 190 people, injured 1,800 others and uprooted some 400,000 residents, Christian aid workers said.

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.