Coptic Christians Needed for Mideast Peace and Stability (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- 2015-635561867085041125-504Recently it might appear that conditions have not been too bad for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. But look more closely and a different picture emerges.

Growing Tolerance, Reduced Persecution – Something to Pray About (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
Martin Roth

PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Events in the Middle East during 2014, and now in Paris at the start of 2015,suggest that militant Islamism is on the move. At the same time it often seems that the persecution of Christians is intensifying throughout the Muslim world

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.

NEWS WATCH: Kalashnikov Regrets His Rifle Invention

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

l43-mikhail-kalashnikov-131223173253_mediumMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- New revelations show the late designer of the world's most famous rifle feared he was guilty for the many deaths caused by his weapon. Mikhail Kalashnikov expressed his concerns shortly before he died in a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. His iconic AK-47 rifle, better known as Kalashnikov, has been the weapon of choice for guerrilla forces, terrorists and military groups in the Balkans and around the world.

Christian Maya Don’t Believe End Of World Predictions

By BosNewsLife News Center

MEXICO CITY/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- Christian Maya looked on in wonder Friday, December 21, at the invasion of foreign tourists to ancient cities in southern Mexico and Central America where they expected the world to end based on ancient Maya predictions.

India Hindu Militants To “Behead” Evangelists

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a hardline Hindu group wants India's constitution to legalize the killing of Christian evangelists and, for instance, promoters of other non-Hindu religions.