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

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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.

Wycliffe Bible Translators Move To Most Anti-Christian Nations

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Translators of U.S.-based Wycliffe Associates have launched two Bible translation projects in countries where evangelism, or even reading a Bible, is forbidden.

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

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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.

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

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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.  

Hungary Blacklists Dutch Journalist Stefan J. Bos, Founder BosNewsLife

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BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first Christian news agency BosNewsLife has condemned Hungary's right-wing government for "blacklisting" eight journalists, including its founder Stefan J. Bos, who also reports for other media.

BREAKING: Gunman Raids Dutch Television Studio; No Injuries (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Pand NOS ontruimdHILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A man brandishing a fake gun demanding airtime stormed the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS, January 29, briefly abducting a doorman and interrupting a television news program, before being overpowered by Dutch police.

BREAKING: Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.

Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar coptbeatenCAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.

Netherlands Christian Party Back In Dutch Town After Hindu Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from Amstelveen Logo_ChristenUnie_JP_29275kAMSTELVEEN, 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, according to local election results.

BREAKING NEWS: Netherlands Leading Evangelical Journalist Eric Leijenaar Dies

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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.