By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday, December 18, for the suicide attack that rocked a packed evangelical church in Pakistan's city of Quetta, killing nine people and injuring about 60 others, including women and children.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos YANGON, BURMA (BosNewslife)-- Burma was under pressure Sunday, June 30, to halt violence against the predominantly Christian Kachin minority after at least two civilians were reportedly killed by government troops. Rights group Christian Solarity Worldwide (CSW) identified one of those killed as Zahkung Lum Hkawng, 45, who it said was "tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army" in the Asian country's Northern Shan State on June 14.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian mother of five sentenced to death on charges of "blasphemy" against Islam and over a dozen other Christians held in Pakistani jails spent Christmas Day without their families, after authorities refused requests to allow prison visits, well-informed Christians said.
BosNewsLife Week in Review: Christians Killed, Jews Called ‘Security Risk’ By Extremists (Nov.25-Dec.2)
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's November 25-December 2 news week began with a massive explosion as at least five people were killed and dozens injured when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- When Ferry Mamangkey had a liver health scare he knew he needed a miracle. Now many prayers and "miracles" later, the recovered 62-year-old evangelist has become 'Indonesia's Billy Graham' traveling through often remote areas of this diverse archipelago of thousands of islands. "My healing was a miracle. The Lord touched me in my home. Now I am praying for the sick as part of the Gospel outreach."
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court ordered the "release on bail" of a young Christian Pakistani girl, who was detained for blasphemy against Islam, a well-informed source and advocacy leader told BosNewsLife Friday, September 7.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's best known Christian dissidents, missing for over a year and feared dead, is apparently alive and staying in mountains known for Buddhist pilgrimages, BosNewsLife monitored Tuesday, March 30.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for "creating chaos" by selling and distributing Christian books and other literature near a major Muslim gathering north of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, trial observers said Thursday, March 24.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60 Christian pastors and church leaders remained locked in "deplorable conditions" in four prison camps around Vietnam Monday, October 14, just days after religious leaders accused authorities of "attempting to destroy religions" in the Communist-run nation, activists and Christians told BosNewsLife.