BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Irani Released From Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (iranialsoBosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Behnam Irani has been released from prison after serving some six years behind bars for charges linked to his Christian activities, friends with close knowledge about the situation told BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 18.

Iran Christians Facing Lashes Over Communion Service; Several Believers Released From Jail

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irannnTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers after three fellow believers from a Muslim background were sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine in a communion service, while in another case three of five men detained during a Christian picnic were released.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Postpones Christian Woman's Death Sentence Appeal

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifebibi

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- After waiting seven years in jail, Pakistan's first Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy had her final Supreme Court appeal adjourned, as angry Muslims packed the court room to demand her execution.

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: Uzbekistan Christians Face More Danger After Death of Karimov; New Leader Appointed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

karimovTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Over 210,000 Christians in Uzbekistan face more danger and uncertainty after Uzbekistan's parliament appointed Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev as interim president following the death of strongman leader Islam Karimov, missionaries told BosNewsLife.

Hungary's Orbán Meets Pope Francis After Pledging To Tackle Christian Persecution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

orbanpopeBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis last week after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Killed In Massive Attacks In Northwest Pakistan

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BPeshawar-gunos
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for attacks in a Christian neighborhood and outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan Friday, September 2, that officials said killed at least 12 and wounded dozens.