By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Sunday, May 15, that India would deport seven Afghan Christians and their families back to Afghanistan where they risk detention and execution for abandoning Islam, after the United Nations refused to grant them refugee status, representatives said.
Listen to BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center PYONGYANG/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's autocratic leader has announced the restart of all nuclear facilities for both military use and electricity, adding to concerns about hundreds of thousands of inmates, including many Christians, who remain trapped in prison camps.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A major Christian church in China's central Henan province was "paralyzed" Sunday, November 17, after its pastor, his sisters and dozens of church workers were detained, local Christians told BosNewsLife.
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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Pakistani Christians remained detained Thursday, June 25, on false charges of "blasphemy" and "robbery", advocacy groups said.
By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Rawalpindi, Pakistan RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani security forces freed hostages held in a church compound by over a dozen armed men and women on Friday, April 2, and detained several suspects, police officials and Christians told BosNewsLife.
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- In an unprecedented move the government of Pakistan's Punjab province has ordered all government agencies to pay a Christmas bonus to impoverished Christian employees, following religious tensions in the region, officials told BosNewsLife Sunday, December 14.
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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 Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist THIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Last week’s official visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has put the spotlight on this tiny nation, wedged between China and India high in the Himalayas. But how happy are its Christians?
By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court on Saturday, October 1, sentenced to death the self-confessed assassin of the governor of Pakistan's largest province, who wanted to reform a law against blasphemy under which especially Christians have been prosecuted.