African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ghanaian-mat.-ayariga-isis-405x330 (1)TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- An African man acknowledged his faith in Jesus Christ just moments before he was beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya, according to new details revealed by several Christian sources. Mathew Ayairga, who well-informed Christians said originated from Chad but had also been linked to Ghana, was among 21 men killed by IS fighters for refusing to embrace Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Libya Releases Christian Converts From Prison

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By BosNewsLife News Center muammar_al_gaddafiTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure, Libya has released four Christians who were detained for converting from Islam, after nearly three months of imprisonment, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, April 21 from a key advocacy group involved in the case.

21 Egypt Christians Praised Christ Before Beheadings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos imagesNOWTRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- All 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya were killed after they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 17. Some were making their last prayers.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya’s Gadhafi Dies After Capture (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Moammar Gadhafi, the autocratic former Libyan leader who ruled his country for over 40 years, has died in rebel hands, a spokesman said Thursday, October 20, but minority Christians remained concerned about their nation's future.

Egypt Church Marks 1st Anniversary of Beheading of 21 Christians

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By Alexander MacDonald and Stefan J. BosimagesNOW CAIRO/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday, February 15, marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya. The men were marched in orange suits across the beach, forced to kneel and then were beheaded by Islamic State group militants.

Egypt Christians Murdered In Libya

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos weddingphoto CAIRO/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Libya have been plunged into mourning after a young Egyptian couple and their teenage daughter were reportedly killed for their Christian faith by suspected Islamic militants.

International Journalists Mourn Deaths Photo Reporters In Libya

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST/BRUSSELS/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ mourned Thursday, April 21, "the tragic death of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros" who were killed by a mortar attack in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.  

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Takes Over US Interests In Turbulent Libya

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it has taken over the United States' diplomatic and consular interests in Libya, after Washington closed down its embassy in the turbulent North African nation.

NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ

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By BosNewsLife News Center REUTERS753883_ThumbnailTRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.

Seven Christians Executed In Libya

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service Christiansfearrise BENGHAZI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) urged prayers Friday, February 28, after the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians were found on a beach in a suburb east of Benghazi, Libya'ssecond largest city