Slovakia To Shelter Christian Refugees

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Syrian refugees disembark from a Greek ferry after arriving in the port of Piraeus near AthensBRATISLAVA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Slovakia says it is giving asylum to a group of 149 Christians who live in Iraq and face extremism there. Their arrival in Slovakia comes amid mounting tensions between the European Union and Slovakia and several other Eastern European countries over a plan to divide refugees among member states.

NEWS WATCH: Sarajevo Recalls Shots That Sparked World War One Amid Controversy

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
Vienna Philharmonic Vijecnica

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- Famed Austrian musicians, government leaders and residents have gathered in Sarajevo to commemorate that the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago in what is now the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Yet, the events were overshadowed by different interpretations over what sparked one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

BREAKING NEWS: Syria Christians In Firing Line; Hundreds Killed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

DAMASCUS/VIENNA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Syrian Christians have been killed and several Christians kidnapped as fighting rages between government forces and rebels, an aid group working in the region told BosNewsLife Thursday, February 16.

NEWS WATCH: Austria’s Incestous Father Sentenced to Life in Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_australia_josef_fritzl_195_17mar091VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An Austrian man who imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven children with her was sentenced on Thursday, March 19, to life in prison, which he will serve mainly in a psychiatric facility. It came shortly after Josef Fritzl pleaded guilty to all charges, including murder and enslavement.