Christian Party Re-elected In Dutch Town After Hindu Row

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from Amstelveen koops-scheeleAMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A small Christian party which made world headlines with protests against local government support for a Hindu religious festival has been re-elected in the municipal council of Amstelveen, a strategic town near the Dutch capital Amsterdam, local election results showed Wednesday, March 3.

BREAKING NEWS: Dutch Queen Beatrix Abdicating; Son Becomes King (News Watch)

By BosNewsLife News Center imagesTHE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced Monday she is abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

Iran’s Christians Anxiously Await Outcome Election

By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar and Stefan J. Bos electionsTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Iran anxiously awaited the outcome of their country's presidential elections Friday, June 12, amid hopes a new leader would allow more religious freedom in this strict Islamic nation and end a police crackdown on Christian converts.

Serbia Compares Detention Hadzic With Capture Osama bin Landen (Profile)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Goran HadzicBELGRADE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia says the successful detention of the last fugitive war crimes suspect from the Balkan wars involved an operation that was as difficult as finding terrorist Osama bin Laden.  Wednesday's announced arrest of Goran Hadzic in northern Serbia ended a seven-year manhunt.  

Christians In Kenya, Netherlands Mourn Murdered Missionary (UPDATE)

(ADDS NEW DETAILS ABOUT ATTACKS, REACTIONS FROM YOUTH WITH A MISSION, MORE BACKGROUND)
By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
NAIROBI/GRONINGEN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya and the Netherlands began mourning Dutch missionary Ebel Kremer, 36, who was shot and killed when armed robbers stormed a mission center near Nairobi, Kenya's capital.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Orders Withdrawal Forces Amid Rising Tensions

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  OBAMANOWWWWWW KYIV/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine has ordered the withdrawal of all its forces from Crimea, following the Russian takeover of the peninsula. Monday's announcement came while Western concerns over Ukraine was expected to dominate a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands.

NEWS WATCH: UN Tribunal For Ex-Yugoslavia Marks 20th Anniversary Amid Controversy

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 king willem-alexanderBy Stefan J. Bos, Chief Internatonal Correspondent BosNewsLife THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has marked its 20th anniversary on Monday, amid concern about the future of some cases. Dutch King Willem-Alexander was among those invited to commemorate the occasion at a time when the United Nations court is under pressure to end its operations.

Indonesia’s Prominent Priest Demands End To Church Attacks Ahead Of Presidential Poll

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The priest of Jakarta Cathedral, Indonesia's most known Catholic parish, has urged the government to prevent a repeat of attacks against churches ahead of upcoming presidential elections. Markus Yumartana, 53, said he hopes authorities would continue on the path of religious tolerance that he claimed surrounded the recent Asian Games, the largest sports event ever held in terror-prone Jakarta, the capital.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Netherlands Leading Evangelical Journalist Eric Leijenaar Dies

By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife's larger-than-life Senior Special Correspondent and editor-in-chief of the Netherlands main evangelical news sources has died, leaving behind many mourners and a legacy of revealing Christian stories that impacted millions around the world. The Netherlands-based Leijenaar, 59, passed away late Tuesday, October 23, after suffering a heart attack, his family said.

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