Syria Christians Concerned Over Fate Kidnapped Bishops

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in war-torn Syria have marked one month since the kidnapping of two bishops near the Turkish border with a new appeal for their release, amid mounting concerns about the leaders' safety and health.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Pastor Of Largest Pentecostal Church; Congregation Remains Closed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Robert Asserian (with Bible)TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The pastor of Iran's largest Persian speaking Pentecostal church has been "conditionally released" from prison but his congregation in the capital Tehran remains closed, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Thursday, July 4.

‘Iran Places US Pastor In Solitary Confinement’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- There is concern about a jailed Iranian-American pastor amid reports he has been mistreated and placed in solitary confinement in one of Iran's most notorious prisons.

Egypt Christians Pray After Massacre Amid Concerns Over Nation’s Future

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegyptCAIRO/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The influential leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain announced three days of prayer as Egypt's minority Coptic Christians feared more violence in the aftermath of the mass killing of more than 50 Islamist protesters in clashes with Egyptian security forces.

Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnistlumasimms BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is “the secret sin” that no one wants to talk about, according to one Iraq-raised Christian. It's, she says, “the elephant in the room in the Arab Christian sub-culture.”

NEWS ALERT: Militants Kidnap Priest, 20 Christians, In Syria

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service syria-warDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Syrian priest and some 20 other Christians remained missing Wednesday, October 8, after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants near Syria's border with Turkey, church officials said.

NEWS ALERT: Baghdad Church Bombing Injures 7

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A roadside bomb exploded near the rear entrance of a Catholic church in Iraq's capital Baghdad after Easter Mass Sunday, April 24, injuring at least seven people, Christians 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.        

Concerns Over Health Jailed Iranian Pastor

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who potentially faces the death penalty for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, suffers of "various medical problems" in part because of prison mistreatment, an official assisting him with advocacy told BosNewsLife Friday, September 28.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Christians Fear More Deady Attacks Amid Militant Warnings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq feared further attacks Thursday, November 11, after co-ordinated bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad killed at least four people and injured 25 others, less than two weeks after a failed hostage-taking at a church in the capital left scores of casualties.

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