BREAKING NEWS: Iran’s Supreme Court “Confirms” Pastor’s Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Supreme Court says Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani can be executedif he does not recant his faith in Christ, according to a written verdict released by rights activists Wednesday, July 13.    

Over Thousand Muslim Clerics Watch Gospel Film In Syria (Investigation)

By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent damascus-31DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A film about the life of the biblical Apostle Paul, which "clearly reflects the Gospel," has been watched in Syria by over a thousand Muslim clerics and politicians, including a government minister, organizers said.

BREAKING NEWS: Five Jailed Iranian Christians Facing Feared Court (Update)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Five members of Iran's largest house church movement face a court after nearly five months behind bars, a representative told BosNewsLife Thursday, March 7.

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blasts On Palm Sunday; Islamic State Claims...

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 43 people and injured many more at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the Christian calendar.

Iran Releases Christian After Huge Bail Payment

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian house church Christian was spending another day in brief freedom Thursday, July 21, after he was temporarily released from jail following the payment of a bail amount of some $101,000 in local currency, Iranian Christians said.  

Bishop Expects Massive Influx Of Christian Refugees From Syria, Lebanon

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos   BEIRUT, LEBANON (BosNewsLife)-- The Bishop responsible for Maronite Christians in Europe warned the Western world Thursday, October 25, that recent deadly attacks in Christian districts of Beirut and Damascus could "unleash" a massive "new wave" of Christian refugees

Mosul Iraq’s ‘Most Dangerous City’ For Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service MOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Mosul is now one of the most violent cities in Iraq with Christians and other minorities singled out for attacks and thousands continue to flee from the troubled nation, a Christian group said Thursday, August 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Nadarkhani And Wife Released; Three Other Christians Detained

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeimagesnow TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, the country's largest house church movement, and his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani have been released from detention but three other church members remain in custody, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Saturday, May 14.

Egypt Christians Fear ‘Intense Persecution’ As Islamists Win Elections

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists on Monday, December 5, condemned the election victory of Egypt's "anti-Christian" "radical Islamists" in round one of the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February.  

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Sentenced To Death Over Anti-Islam Film (Update)

(ADDS MORE DETAILS, FIXES PARAGRAPH) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union was under pressure Wednesday, November 28, to freeze 500 million euro ($647 million) in annual financial aid to Egypt after a court in the capital Cairo sentenced seven Christians to death for their involvement in an anti-Islam film that prompted deadly riots throughout the world.

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