Kazakhstan Court Rules Against Destruction Bibles; Christians Fined

By BosNewsLife News Center Kazakhstan-president-Nursultan-NazarbayevASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewslife)-- An appeals court in autocratically-ruled Kazakhstan has overturned a ruling that 121 pieces of Christian literature, including Bibles, that were seized from a street evangelist be destroyed.

NEWS ALERT: Belarus Evangelical Church Faces Imminent Eviction By Security Forces

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 2009_05_22cerkov1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty about the future of one of the largest evangelical churches in Belarus Tuesday, June 2, after authorities ordered it to abandon its building in the capital Minsk.

Evangelical Group Condemns Uzbekistan Crackdown On Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest thumb_1201293150385_0p8541201605507683TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An influential evangelical organization, which claims to represent over 400 million Christians worldwide, expressed concerns Tuesday, June 1, about police raids on Protestant congregations in Uzbekistan and the detention of several Christians in the former Soviet republic.

Tajikistan Churches Facing Closure In New Year

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest _41182645_rahmonov_ap2DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A major Christian rights group warned Tuesday, December 23, that many churches in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan in 2009, if a new draft law requiring them to re-register under restrictive conditions is adopted by parliament.

Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.

NEWS WATCH: Lithuania Shuts Down Its Only Nuclear Power Plant

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ign01_ignalinaBUDAPEST/VILNIUS (BosNewsLife)-- Lithuania has closed down its Soviet-built nuclear power plant as part of an agreement with the European Union, ushering in a new era of energy uncertainty for the country.

Religious Freedom Tightening in Former Soviet Republics (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist martyr MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union sparked hopes among Christians for a new era of religious freedom. Sadly, these dreams have been only partially realized. This has been confirmed in the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians are most severely persecuted for their faith.

NEWS WATCH: US VP Warns Europe of Missile Threats

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest bideneurope11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on America's European allies to step-up their defense efforts, saying they the face growing security threats from outside Europe. Biden made the comments in Bucharest, Romania Thursday, October 22, before ending his Central and Eastern European tour in the Czech Republic.

NEWS WATCH: Billionaire Takes Over As Georgia’s Prime Minister

Listen to this BosNewsLife News  report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent  BosNewsLife TBILISI, GEORGIA (BosNewsLife)-- Georgia's parliament has approved a billionaire as the former Soviet nation's new prime minister and endorsed his government, following the recent October 1 parliamentary elections. Bidzina Ivanishvili began his first official full working day Friday, October 26, after lawmakers voted 88-54 for his cabinet.

Ukraine Evangelicals “Persecuted, Killed” In Crimea

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent ukrainenoww KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- One year after the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are still facing persecution there by pro-Russian separatists who already killed several believers.

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