Egypt Muslims Burn Christian Homes; 3 Injured

By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Four people were injured and Muslims burned down eight Christian homes in southern Egypt amid clashes over the alleged illegal construction of a church, Christians and officials said.

Egypt Christians Tense After Deadly Protests

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians faced new tensions Sunday, December 9, after the president annulled degrees giving him sweeping powers following deadly protests, but refused to cancel a referendum on a new constitution.

Egypt Detains Prominent Christian Convert

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ChristianCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- One of Egypt's most prominent converts to Christianity faced another day behind bars Wednesday, December 11, after prosecutors ordered his detention for allegedly "inciting religious strife".

Egypt New Government Pressured To End Killings of Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt mourningCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's new government faced pressure to end escalating sectarian clashes Wednesday, July 17, amid reports that minority Christians are fleeing their homes after at least nine believers were killed by Islamic supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt Urged To Free Kidnapped Christians In Libya

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegypt CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have urged Egypt's government to help free dozens of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya, amid fears they may be executed by Islamic militants.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Mobs Destroy Dozens Of Churches and Bible Shops; Obama Concerned

< 52 Churches attacked, Bible Society Shops burning <  Christians among 525 killed <  President Obama cancels military exercise to protest crackdown By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos skycameramanCAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christians were killed while scores of churches and two Bible Society shops were reportedly destroyed in revenge attacks by Islamic mobs in Egypt, after security services massacred supporters of ex-President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt Christian Woman Killed For Showing Cross

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service youngwomanCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police was under pressure Wednesday, April 9, to speed up an investigation into the killing of a young Christian woman by angry Islamists, friends said.

Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who converted to Christianity in Egypt was in hiding Sunday, March 8, after Islamic lawyers demanded that he be executed on charges of "apostasy," Egyptian Christians and rights investigators monitoring the trial said.

Muslims Attack Egypt Christians; 11 Injured

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Corespondent CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly a dozen injured Egyptian Christians, known as Copts, were recovering Monday, August 23, after they were attacked by an angry Muslim mob in the village of Shimi, a church leader and local Christians said.

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.