BREAKING NEWS: Pastor Among Hostages Held By Muslim Rebels In Philippines; 8 Killed

By BosNewsLife Asia Service philippines460_794328cMANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife)-- About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Dies In Prison Cell

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian accused of blasphemy against Islam has died in a Pakistan prison after he was allegedly denied medical care, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, September 20.

Pakistan Christian Girls Raped And Kidnapped

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with Mary Priddy, BosNewsLife International Correspondent _44510469_pakistan_afp416ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) -- Two Christian teenage girls were free Saturday, January 17, as they were rescued after being kidnapped, sold to other men as sex slaves, and forced into Islam by two radical Muslims, Christian rights investigators said.

India Christians Tense At 5th Anniversary Of Odisha Bloodshed

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Christians in Karnataka have often faced attacks by Hindu militants, rights groups say. NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian community in India's troubled Odisha state is this weekend marking the fifth anniversary of what was the country's worst anti-Christian violence on record amid fears of more violence in the area.

Christian Man, Family Hide In Pakistan Amid Threats For Blasphemy

By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly Christian man in Pakistan, who faced charges of "blasphemy" against Islam has reportedly "requested prayers" as he and his family remain in hiding following threats.

India Police Investigating Murder Pastor, Church Burning

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife) -- Police investigations continued Monday, June 11, into the reasons behind the murder of a Protestant pastor in southern India and the destruction of a church in the north where hundreds of Christians have reportedly fled their homes, BosNewsLife monitored.

BREAKING NEWS: Shot Swedish Missionary Dies After Pakistan Attack

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife correspondents in Pakistan and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center swedenLAHORE/STOCKHOLM (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly Swedish missionary who was shot by a gunman while doing Christian work in Pakistan has died from her wounds, her Swedish church confirmed Thursday, December 13.

Pakistan VOA Journalist Killed By Taliban

By VOA Correspondent Ayaz Gul reporting from Islamabad, special to BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibilty for the Tuesday killing of Pakistani reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif, who worked for the Voice of America (VOA). Aatif was assassinated in Shabqadar, a small town located in the violence-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, not far from Peshawar.

British Politicians Urge Release Burma Prisoners

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burmaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Former leaders of Britain’s three main political parties have urged the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make the release of Burma’s 2,100 political prisoners, including Christians, his personal priority, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, May 1.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Governor Assassinated For Opposing Blasphemy Laws

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Xavier P. William in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot and killed in the nation's capital by one of his own bodyguards in apparent retaliation for his campaign against the country's controversial blasphemy law, police and human rights activists said.

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