By Kristov Esocia, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Major fighting continued Tuesday, January 20, between Sri Lanka's navy and independence seeking Tamil rebels, adding to concerns among minority Christians who fear renewed persecution by authorities, officials and rights investigators 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A well-known Christian human rights activist is in life danger after spending over fours in a Chinese prison where he has been denied necessary medical treatment , his family and supporters said in statements monitored by Worthy News Monday, January 19.
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 Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces expelled well-known expels evangelist and leader of China's growing house church movement, Pastor 'Bike' Zhang Mingxuan, from the capital Beijing Friday, January 16, while he was praying for a dying Christian man, a well-informed advocacy group told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Villagers of the mainly Christian Karen minority in Burma on Monday, January 5, were mourning the death of a seven-year old girl who was raped and murdered by at least one government soldier, the latest in a series of sexual abuses of minorities in the country, investigators said.
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian teenage girl, who was abducted and enslaved by a Muslim, was with her parents Saturday, January 3, after a local court ordered police to free her, Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- In a unprecedented move, a Chinese court has agreed to hear a case filed by a pastor against government officials who prohibited worship services in his house church, observers familiar with the trial said Wednesday, December 31.
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan HANGGU, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians and other non-Muslims faced potential persecution Tuesday, December 30, as militants linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda groups imposed Shariah, or Islamic law, in the Orakzai Agency tribal region of the restive Pakistani North West Frontier Province (NWFP), officials told BosNewsLife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian volunteers and survivors of China's worst earthquake in a generation remained missing Sunday, December 28, after Christmas Eve police raids on homes under construction in the devastated Sichuan province amid anger among authorities over the involvement of churches in relief efforts, an advocacy group said.