By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic priest was shot dead by Islamic extremists in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as sectarian clashes spread following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian security sources said Saturday, July 6.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service RAFAH/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to Egypt's northern city of Rafah Wednesday, October 3, one week after suspected Islamic militants riding a motorcycle opened fire on a Christian-owned shop, injuring nobody, but prompting Coptic Christian families to flee the area local Christians said.
By BosNewsLife News Center CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Brazilian tourists was arrested in Egypt for carrying pro-Israel material, a Jewish news agency reported Thursday, May 21.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- An Egyptian convert to Christianity was looking forward Monday, January 18, to be recognized as a Christian by the state, after spending 31 years officially identified as a Muslim, but another convert was so far refused such an opportunity Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Middle East with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt said Saturday, December 11, it had no information on reports that hundreds of Eritrean and other African hostages, including Christians, are being held by people traffickers in the Sinai Desert.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Egypt on Saturday, June 2, sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for involvement in the killing of over 800 demonstrators during last year's uprising. He leaves behind a divided nation where minority Christians have expressed concerns about their future, amid growing influence of hardline Islamists.