BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Deports Detained Ethiopian Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi Arabia has deported all 35 Ethiopian Christians who were detained last year for holding an all-night prayer vigil, rights activists involved in the case confirmed Friday, August 3.

BREAKING NEWS: Injured Iran Pastor Forgives Prison Guards For Beating

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos fathiTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A jailed evangelical pastor in Iran says he has forgiven the prison guards who mistreated him and nearly 30 other inmates.

NEWS ALERT: Priest Missing In Syria As Islamic State Frees Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos priestmissing DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians fear that a prominent priest has become the latest victim of ongoing kidnappings by Islamic militants, though dozens of believers were reportedly released by the Islamic State group on Christmas Day.

Iran Christians Facing Trial For “Activities Against Order”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Tuesday, May 3, over the situation of 11 members of one of Iran's largest evangelical house churches amid reports they face a trial for “activities against the Order”, and for drinking alcohol.

NEWS ALERT: Israel Retaliates in Gaza After Gunmen Attack Near Eilat

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by VOA News' Scott Bobb in Jerusalem JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife/VOA News)-- Israeli aircraft hit Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip late Thursday, August 19, killing six people, in retaliation for deadly attacks against Israelis earlier in the day.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel PM Condemns Attack On Cairo Embassy (News Watch)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Saturday, September 10, that a massive attack on the Israeli embassy in Egypt's capital Cairo could undermine peace between the two neighboring states.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Churches Cancel Christmas Services After Violence, Death Threats

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- "Many" church services have been canceled in Iraq over the Christmas period following deadly attacks and new terror threats, several church groups said Friday December 24.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Detains Christian Musician, House Church Official

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Iranian Christian musician was again behind bars Wednesday, May 7, after being released in December, while an evangelical house church official has been detained as part of a wider crackdown, Christians said.

Egypt Muslims Burn Christian Shops

By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent B950_134648_0078CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of angry Muslims on Saturday, November 21, burnt Christian shops and attacked a police station in southern Egypt where a Christian was being held on suspicion of “sexually assaulting” a Muslim girl, police said.

Pope Mourns With Egypt Christians After Attack Kills 29

By Linda Bordoni CAIRO/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery in Egypt.

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