EU Urges Iran To Release Pastor Facing Execution; Hundreds Detained

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union has urged Iran to release evangelical Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who is facing the death penalty for refusing to recant his faith in Christ and return to Islam, a key European legislator told BosNewsLife.  

Sudan Frees Christian Czech Missionary After International Pressure

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry says a Czech Christian who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and returned home late Sunday, February 26, with the Czech Foreign minister. The release of Petr Jašek followed international pressure.

NEWS WATCH: Activists Create Interactive Map of the Srebrenica Killings

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Young people in the Balkans have created an interactive map of Europe's worst massacre since World War II. The map and audio-visual presentations are about the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed by Serbian forces in 1995. The Internet initiative comes as Europe prepares to remember next month what is known as the Srebrenica Massacre.

NEWS WATCH: Austria’s Far-Right Spoils Victory Party Of Coalition

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Heinz-Christian_Strache_241 VIENNA, AUSTRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Austria's pro-Europe, centrist coalition partners have narrowly won Sunday's parliamentary elections, but their victory party was spoiled by the far-right Freedom Party which became the third largest political force in the Alpine nation, rocking the political establishment.

Hungary’s Orbán Protecting US Porn King Ahead Of Elections

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The government of Hungary's family-values-preaching Prime Minister Viktor Orbán allows a leading American porn producer to operate in the country openly, allegedly in exchange for millions of dollars and other favors ahead of upcoming elections.

NEWS ALERT: Hungary Condemns Burning Israel Flag and Anti-Semitic Violence

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, October 24,  condemned the "desecration of an Israeli flag" and attacks against fellow Jewish citizens  by supporters of a far-right party amid mounting concern about anti-Semitic incidents in the country.

Russia Closing Evangelical Church; Targets Groups

By BosNewsLife News Center putinnMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Churches and Christian groups in Russia that are involved educational, social and charitable work are facing harassment from authorities resembling the Soviet-era, rights activists say. One church was reportedly liquidated over alleged illegal "non-religious educational activity", in the heavily Orthodox, post-Communist nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Mladic Arrives In Netherlands For War Crimes Trial (NEWS WATCH)

By BosNewsLife News Center BELGRADE/AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Serbian government plane carrying former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has landed in the Netherlands, where he will be tried by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal on genocide charges, including Europe's worst massacre since World War Two.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.

Azerbaijan Christians Appeal Closure Of Protestant Church

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians on Tuesday, August 14, prepared to go to Azerbaijan's Supreme Court after a lower tribunal upheld a decision to close down their Baku Greater Grace Protestant Church, adding to concerns about a reported crackdown on Protestants in Azerbaijan.

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