BREAKING NEWS: Syrian Christians Face Starvation, Deadly Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Senior Mission Correspondent Dr. John M. Lindner and Stefan J. Bos ALEPPO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria's largest city Aleppo said Friday, December 7, they face starvation after dozens of believers already died in targeted attacks rocking Christian areas of the war-torn country.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Slated For Execution Remains ‘Faithful To Christ’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of one of Iran's largest Protestant movements who faces imminent execution for abandoning Islam says he remains faithful to Christ, despite pressure from Iranian authorities to change his mind, according to a message from prison seen by BosNewsLife Saturday, October 30.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, November 25.

Campaign Launched For Egypt Christians Amid Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services
LONDON/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group said Monday, January 31, it had launched a campaign for religious freedom for Egyptian Christians at a time of unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak's three-decades rule.

NEWS ALERT: Car Bomb Rocks Iraq Church; 23 Injured

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A car bomb exploded Tuesday, August 2, outside a Christian church in northern Iraq, injuring at least 23 people, police said.    

Worldwide Pressure On Iran To Release Pastor Nadarkhani

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Global pressure was increasing Saturday on Iran to halt the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, with over one million people reportedly participating in an online social networking service demanding his release and actions across Europe.        

Europarliamentarian: ‘Egypt President’s Anti-Semitic Prayer Threatens Mideast Peace’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BRUSSELS/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Christian legislator wants the European Union to pressure Egypt to change its "anti-Israel course" after the country's president attended an anti-Semitic prayer service.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Churches Cancel Christmas Services Amid Security Fears

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq have canceled several church services, including traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses, amid fears of more violence after more than a dozen bonbings in the capital Baghdad killed some 60 people this week and other violence claims at least 7 lives elsewhere, Catholic and other church officials said.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Coptic Leader Condemns “Dark Terrorists” Amid Over 700 Deaths

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Pope-Tawadros-II-will-be--010CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday, August 17, condemned "dark terrorists" who he said are terrorizing Christians and Muslims as the death toll of this week's violence rose to more than 700 people.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Clock Ticking Towards Pastor’s Execution; US, Britain Concerned

>Execution is imminent, fear church sources >U.S., Britain urge Iran to spare pastor's life >Pastor seen accepting fate By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- As night fell over Iran, there was mounting concern Wednesday, September 28, that Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani would be executed for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and return to Islam

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