MISSION WATCH: ‘Trigger-Happy’ Philippines President Enabling Missionaries To Preach Gospel Among Drugs Addicts, Dealers

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

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries in the Philippines say "trigger-happy" President Rodrigo Duterte is enabling them to "spread the Gospel" and help drugs addicts and victims of Islamic terrorism. "Hundreds of thousands of users and sellers of illicit drugs have surrendered to avoid being gunned down by police under President Duterte's lethal crack-down," noted the Christian Aid Mission (CAM) group.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Shoot 3 Christians, Threatens To Kill Hundreds More


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISIS-executes-Assyrian-Christian-hostages-screenshot-Twitter-640x480DAMASCUS/BEIRUT (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic State militants have released a video of how they shot to death three Christian hostages and threatened to execute hundreds more of the Syrian Christian minority abducted in February. In the recently released Islamic State execution video the three Assyrian men, crouched in orange jumpsuits, are forced to state their Christian faith and names before being shot in the back of the head.

Former Auschwitz Camp Attracts Record Number Of Visitors


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Slice_01WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A record number of more than 1.5 million people have visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland last year, officials say. The announcement comes ahead of commemorations marking the liberation of what became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Ukraine Soldiers Flee War Zone


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say heavy AP2518613_Articolofighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has forced hundreds of Ukrainian army soldiers to cross into Russia. Kiev says it will pressure Moscow to get them back.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Says Russia Launching War; Several Killed

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ukrainenowwKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov accused Russia on Sunday, April 13, of waging war against Ukraine and said he had decided to launch what he called a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" in eastern Ukraine.

NEWS ALERT: Mounting Concern Over Abduction Syria Nuns


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

maaloulaDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syria's minority Christians faced another day of anxiety Thursday, December 5, amid mounting concern about the fate of a group of nuns who were abducted by suspected Islamic fighters.