BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a pastor in Bangladesh was recovering Thursday, January 29, after after she was reportedly gang raped by local Muslims, the latest in a series of violent incidents against the country's embattled Christian minority.
(ADDS MORE DETAILS ABOUT FORCED MARRIAGES IN BANGLADESH) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A Bangladeshi Christian evangelist, who says he was forced to marry a Muslim woman and pressured to return to Islam, has appeared in front of a Dhaka court for allegedly mistreating his wife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over the whereabouts of a Rohingya Christian pastor and his teenage daughter,...
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/HONG KONG (BosNewsLife)-- Bangladesh has reportedly blocked the website of leading Christian rights activist, author and journalist William Nicholas Gomes, who now lives in exile amid fears of repercussions.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the murder of a Christian grocer who was hacked to death Sunday, June 5, after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh. The Islamic State (IS) group said the attack was "part of a series of operations" targeting Christians and other religious minorities in the impoverished Asian nation.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Cricket is little known outside countries that were once part of the British Empire. Yet in some of those places, and particularly on the Indian sub-continent, it enjoys immense popularity. In India itself it is by far the most popular sport, and here in Australia our national team attracts a large and enthusiastic following. So it was big news in early October when Cricket Australia announced that it had abandoned plans for a short series of test matches in Bangladesh, because of security concerns.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife HONG KONG, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- He was tortured for his Christian faith, but still wanted to "sing the songs of David." He was naked, but "Jesus Christ" clothed him "with His Love." Words of Christian rights activist William Nicholas Gomes, a former Muslim who fled rough police and Islamic extremists in his native Bangladesh.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Christian family in Bangladesh faces years of imprisonment on "false" charges of human trafficking, their church said Thursday, December 6.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven of 16 Christian children who were rescued from Muslim traffickers in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on January 2 have gone missing, raising concerns they were abducted and taken to Islamic training centers, a Christian rights group said.
By BosNewsLife News Center DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have reportedly forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity, BosNewsLife News learned Monday, January 19.