By BosNewsLife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- The ex-girlfriend of North Korea's autocratic leader Kim Jong-un and nearly a dozen others have reportedly been executed after some of those detained were found to have Bibles in their possession.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL/PYONGYANG/SEATTLE (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary imprisoned in North Korea is in "deteriorating health" and has been moved from a prison labor camp to a hospital, his family said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Sunday, August 11.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists used the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on Saturday, July 27, to express concern over the plight of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians and other inmates in "political prison camps" across North Korea.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Thursday, May 30, over the whereabouts of an American evangelical missionary after North Korea confirmed it had sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor for alleged "hostile acts" against the Communist-run isolated state. Pae Jun-ho, known in the U.S. as Kenneth Bae, was tried on April 30, the state news agency KCNA said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region. TWR's announcement came after South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea was expected to conduct a nuclear capable missile launch Thursday, April 11, a development that prompted that country and the U.S. to increase their military alerts levels.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PYONGYANG/SEOUL/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- North Korean Christians appealed for prayers as Pyongyang warned foreign embassies to leave by April 10 after moving medium range missiles to its east coast, raising fears of imminent war. “We are to meet the decisive battle with a gun in one hand and a hammer in the other,” said a Christian leader.
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 with BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il has died at the age of 69, state media reported, adding to uncertainty about the plight of as many as one million prisoners, including many Christians, who rights activists say are held in the Communist country's notorious concentration camps.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.