US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

By BosNewsLife Americas Service christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

BREAKING NEWS: Anglican Leader Urges Biblical Calm As Dozens Are Killed In Syria, Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service andrewwhite BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Anglican leader in Iraq said Saturday, August 24, he was thinking of the Bible's warning not to be alarmed amid warfare as dozens of people were killed nearby in the capital Baghdad, while neighboring Syria was rocked by apparently new chemical weapons attack revelations.

Iraq Christians Fear More Violence After Church Attacks, Killings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq feared more violence Saturday, June 29, after several Assyrian Christian shops and one church were attacked, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, church representatives said.

BREAKING NEWS: Church Of Iran Denies Execution Pastor Nadarkhani (Update)

(ADDS COMMENTS FROM CANNON WHITE) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iranian-pastor-youcef-nadarkhaniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- The Church of Iran, one of the country's largest house church movements, strongly denies "false reports" that its Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed but says it is concerned for his safety.

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.

Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani ‘Still Alive’, Awaiting Verdict

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.

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.

U.S. Denies Entry To “Thousands” Of “Persecuted” Iraqi Christians (UPDATE)

(ADDS MORE BACKGROUND, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Joseph DeCaro and Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The immigration status of thousands of Christians fleeing bloodshed and persecution in Iraq remained uncertain Monday, November 28, due to new security measures in the United States following fresh terrorism concerns, aid workers said.

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

Iraq Christians Kidnapped Amid Heightened Security Concerns

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Security forces on Wednesday, September 28, still searched for three Iraqi Christians, a week after they were reportedly kidnapped by suspected militants in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.

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