NEWS WATCH: Clinton Questions Hungary’s Democratic Credentials

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has raised concerns with Hungary's government about legislative measures that critics claim limit press freedom and reduce powers of previously independent institutions. Clinton also expressed solidarity with pro-democracy activists in Egypt, where she says the U.S. will re-open talks with the controversial Muslim Brotherhood group.

Ethiopia Court Jails Over 500 Muslims for Mass Church Burnings

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Ethiopian court sentenced 579 Muslims from three to 18 months in prison for a week of violence against Christians that left one dead and 69 churches destroyed by fire, BosNewsLife learned Friday June 24.

NEWS ALERT: Sudan Christians Killed In Several Attacks

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese Christians on Wednesday, June 22, feared more killings after Sudanese Military agents reportedly killed one Christian and Islamic militants another last week after attacking churches in Sudan's embattled South Kordofan state.  

Nigeria Army Kills 50 Militants Following Anti-Christian Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria-3ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's military said Saturday, September 7, it has killed 50 fighters of militant group Boko Haram which has been blamed for fueling Islamic violence against Christians.

Prague Furious As Sudan Sentences Czech Christian To 20 Years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/KHARTOUM (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has condemned a Sudanese court's ruling that sentenced a Czech missionary and film maker to 20 years imprisonment, while a local pastor and a Christian activist reportedly received a 12 years jail term.

Persecuted Coptic Church: ‘Trusting God, Surviving, Thriving’ (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist stmaryCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.

Morocco ‘Temporarily’ Frees Evangelist From Prison

By BosNewsLife Africa Service moroccoRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- A Moroccan Christian man jailed for evangelism was free Friday, October 4, after he was temporarily released, trial observers said. Mohamed el Baldi, 34, from the town of Aïn Aïcha, near Fes, was given two-and-a-half years in prison, and ordered to pay 5000 dirhams ($600) for “shaking the faith of a Muslim”, at a court hearing on September 3.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

Egypt Sentences Muslim To Death in Killings of Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Muslim men was awaiting execution Monday, January 17, after a court in Egypt sentenced him to death for his alleged involvement in the January 2010 killings of six Coptic Christians following Christmas mass.

Nigeria Militants Kill Dozens In School; Christian President Concerned

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 1_22_022306_nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's embattled Christian president condemned on Wednesday, February 26, an overnight attack on a school in the country's troubled north-east by suspected Islamist militants, in which as many as 40 students died.

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