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.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

Listen: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for genocide and other war crimes, saying instead he should be rewarded for trying to avoid more bloodshed.

European Legislator Condemns Closure Bethlehem Church

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- A European Parliament member has condemned the reported closure of the Arabic First Baptist Church in Bethlehem by the Palestinian Authority.

Dutch Town Urk Supports Officials Opposing Gay Marriage

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The Dutch town of Urk, known for its many churches and fishing traditions, says it will not dismiss public servants refusing to officiate at gay weddings, despite a draft law adopted by parliament forcing municipalities to fire registrars opposing same-sex marriage.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch Christian Civil Servant Fired For Opposing Gay Marriage

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian civil servant has been fired by the Dutch city of The Hague for refusing to oversee same-sex marriages on Biblical grounds.  

Dutch MPs Cancel Egypt Trip Over “Ethnic Cleansing” Row

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- A visit to Egypt by the Dutch parliament's foreign affairs committee has been canceled because lawmaker Raymond de Roon from anti-Islam Freedom Party (PVV) was refused a visa after accusing Cairo of "the ethnic cleansing" of minority Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch-Iranian Pastor In Netherlands After One Year Jail

By BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A prosecuted Dutch-Iranian pastor arrived in the Netherlands Friday, September 16, after spending one year in an Iranian jail on charges of spreading Christianity, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

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.  

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.

Wycliffe Bible Translators Move To Most Anti-Christian Nations

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.

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