By BosNewsLife Asia Service MANILA, 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.
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan with Mary Priddy, BosNewsLife International Correspondent ISLAMABAD, 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceNEW 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife correspondents in Pakistan and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center LAHORE/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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Xavier P. William in Pakistan