U.S. Commander Urged To Help Free Detained Afghan Christians

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By BosNewsLife News Center KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights campaigners on Friday, December 17, urged the U.S. commander in war-torn Afghanistan, David Petraeus, to pressure the Afghan government to release two detained Christians who face the death penalty for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Released Christian Convert Flees Afghanistan

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has fled Afghanistan where he was released on bail after international pressure, his friends said Wednesday, April 20.

India Orders Deportation Afghan Christian Widow, Daughters Despite Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan Christian widow and three of her daughters faced possible deportation from India to their homeland Friday, January 20, despite concerns they may be killed or jailed for “apostasy”, after a UN agency reportedly refused to grant them refugee status.  
		                

NEWS ALERT: Afghan Man Beheaded For Faith In Christ

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By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife International Correspondent with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HERAT PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Afghanistan have beheaded what is believed to be a Christian convert and warned other Afghani Christians of "dire consequences" for leaving Islam, after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, July 3.

BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Releases Christian Convert Assadullah (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released on bail after international pressure, but concerns remain about his safety, his friends confirmed to BosNewsLife Friday, April 8.

‘No Churches Left in Afghanistan,’ US Says

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says there are no Christian churches left standing in Afghanistan after local courts backed the destruction of the last known church building in the troubled nation.

Afghan Christians Mourn Americans Killed At Hospital

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By BosNewsLife News Center afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan Christian were mourning Sunday, April 27, three Americans who were shot and killed at a Kabul hospital funded by an American Christian charity.

NEWS ALERT: Finnish Christian Workers Killed In Afghanistan (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian community was left in shock Friday,  July 25, after two Finnish Christian aid workers were shot dead, officials confirmed. The two women were killed by gunmen in the western city of Herat, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Westerners, including Christian believers.

Afghanistan Militants Detained Over Kidnapping Priest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service prem_kumar1 (1)NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan security forces have detained three members of the Islamic Taliban group for their alleged involvement in kidnapping an Indian Jesuit priest working in western Herat province, officials said Thursday, June 5.

International Petition As Afghan Christians Face Execution (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists launched on Monday, February 7, an international petition urging Afghanistan to release detained converts to Christianity, amid fears they may be executed.