EU, US Urging Iran Not To Execute Pastor Nadarkhani

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was believed to be still alive Saturday, February 25, after the European Union and the United States urged Iran not to carry out an execution order and demanded his immediate release.

Perilous Future For Turkey’s Christians After Murders Anniversary

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from Turkey malayta-victims-300x156ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The recent eight anniversary of the torture and slaying of three men at a Turkish Christian publishing house – for which no one has ever been convicted - has raised questions about the future for Christianity within Turkey, commentators say.

Pope Urges World To Tackle Christian Persecution

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By BosNewsLife News Center tic_udienza_generale_01VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis urged the world on Easter Monday not to remain “silent and inactive” amid the "unacceptable crime" of the persecution of Christians around the world.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Marches Against Poverty, Corruption

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News story via Vatican Radio RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BulgariademonstrationsSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands of people have protested across Bulgaria against poverty and corruption. The latest demonstrations came despite the resignation of the government and promises of early elections.

Hope for Detained Iran Christian as Hungary Closes Transit Zones

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife) - An Iranian Christian father and his young son were...

NEWS WATCH: Czechs Bracing For Anti-Missile Protests Ahead Of Obama’s Visit

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prezident_2PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Czechs were bracing for possible riots Saturday, April 4, as activists opposed to U.S. plans to install part of a missile defense system in their country said they would go ahead with a protest march during President Barack Obama's visit to Prague this weekend, despite a ban on the demonstration.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Churches Face Uncertainty With Early Elections

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Listen to an earlier  BosNewsLife report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife czechelectionsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST  (BosNewsLife)-- Czech legislators have voted to hold early elections that are expected to be dominated by left-wing parties who oppose a plan to pay billions of dollars in compensation to churches for properties that were seized from them by the previous Communist regime.

NEWS WATCH: 100,000 Hungarians Rally For Embattled Prime Minister Amid EU Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- At least 100,000 Hungarians, many of them arriving from the countryside and neighboring nations, marched for Hungary's center-right government and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Saturday, January 21, in what the opposition compared to a rally in North Korea.  

NEWS WATCH: UN Court Acquits Kosovo’s Ex-Premier For War Crimes; Serbia Furious

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: BosNewsLife Radio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia has condemned a United Nations tribunal in The Hague for acquitting Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and two of his aids of war crimes against Serbs and other civilians. The ruling, made in a retrial, was welcomed in Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia after a bloody conflict.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Top Court Annuls Controversial Election Law

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News story via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife orbannowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's top court has thrown out a controversial electoral law that critics said favoured the ruling party, Fidesz. The Constitutional Court ruled against a requirement that voters register no later than 15 days before election day.