Christians Protest Egypt’s ‘Islamic Constitution’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)–- Hundreds of Christians were preparing Monday, July 30, for a massive protest outside Egypt's Constitutional court to demand the dissolution of what they view as an Islamist-dominated assembly tasked with writing the country’s new constitution, rights activists said.

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Detains Christian Woman Freed From Death Row

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reportong by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos twonowKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row has reportedly been detained with her husband as they tried to leave the African nation with their two children. The news emerged shortly after a Khartoum court on Monday, June 22, ordered the release of Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced for converting from Islam to Christianity.

Group: Christian Children Injured As Egyptian Police Open Fire On Copts

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of Coptic Christian children are recovering from injuries and nearly two dozen minors remain detained after Egyptian security forces opened fire on unarmed Copts protesting against the authorities' decision to halt the construction of a church, rights investigators said Thursday 09.

Egypt Again Detains Christian Brothers; Believer Kidnapped

BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers were behind bars again Sunday, May 31, just weeks after being released from an Egyptian prison where they were held for a year on false charges of murdering a Muslim in Mallawi, Upper Egypt.

NEWS ALERT: With Libya In Turmoil, Concerns Grow Over Christian Minority

By BosNewsLife African and Middle East Services with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- There is concern about Libya's tiny Christian community amid reports that hundreds of anti-government protesters have been killed as demonstrations spread to the northern African nation's capital Tripoli.

Egypt Jails 130 Christians, Including Children, Missionaries Say

By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Some 130 Christian worshipers, including children, remain imprisoned in Egypt, a month after some 2,000 security forces attacked their church under re-construction, killing several people, American and local missionaries told BosNewsLife Friday, December 24.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Christians Pray Amid Gunfire And Uncertainty

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan Christians risked their lives to meet in prayer in the capital Tripoli Wednesday, August 24, as fugitive Moammar Gadhafi assured "martyrdom or victory" in the battle against his opponents who he called "aggressors", Christian aid workers said.

Egypt Angry Over Reports On Kidnapped Refugees

By BosNewsLife Middle East with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt said Saturday, December 11, it had no information on reports that hundreds of Eritrean and other African hostages, including Christians, are being held by people traffickers in the Sinai Desert.

Nigeria Detains Alleged Militants Who Killed Pastor

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern Nigeria have detained suspected Islamic militants who allegedly killed a pentecostal pastor, his assistant, and at least 10 other people, BosNewsLife monitored Saturday, June 11.

Egypt’s ‘Pope’ Bans Worship Service After Sectarian Clashes

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Tuesday, November 25, to a suburb of Cairo after Coptic Pope Shenuda III banned Egyptian Christians from praying in a church-owned building there following clashes with Muslims, the latest in a series of sectarian clashes.