Cuba Detains Son Devoted Pastor


By BosNewsLife Americas Service

gabrielHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The son of a devoted Christian pastor in Cuba has been jailed on false charges as part of a government effort to pressure his family to halt church activities, but locals call them a "powerful blessing" to the community, Christians say.

Persecution, Prayer in Pakistan; Simple Calendar Showing God’s Hand Amid Suffering (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

Martin RothMELBOURNE/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I have just received a surprising gift from some returning missionaries. It's a small 2015 calendar, with each month’s page depicting a color photograph of a church. An accompanying card tells me that these are all vibrant churches, full of joyful worshippers who love to sing the praises of Jesus.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Parliament Ousts President, Releasing Tymoshenko

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

presidentoustedKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after the leader said he would not step down and described events in Kiev as a coup. Legislators also agreed to release opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

NEWS WATCH: Man Shoots Czech President Klaus With Plastic Gun; Security Questioned

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Politicians and experts raised questions Saturday, September 29, about national security in the Czech Republic after a man was able to fire a replica pistol at President Václav Klaus and calmly walk away.

Pakististan Detains Young Christian For Blasphemy Against Islam


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

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have detained a Christian young man on charges of blasphemy against Islam, but activists remained hopeful Tuesday, May 22, that he would be released on bail.

Tajikistan Christians Tense After ‘Santa Claus’ Killing


By Linda Hayes, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent

DUSHANBE, TAJIKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Tajikistan celebrated Orthodox Christmas Saturday, January 7, amid concerns about Islamic extremism after a crowd killed a young man dressed as "Father Frost", the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus.