BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Priest Killed As Nobel Laureate ElBaradei Is Named Premier

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos churchegyptCAIRO, 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.

Christians Flee Egypt City After Attack

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.

Egypt Detains Brazilian Tourists Over Pro-Israel Materials, report

By BosNewsLife News Center large_flag_of_egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Brazilian tourists was arrested in Egypt for carrying pro-Israel material, a Jewish news agency reported Thursday, May 21.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria

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.

Egypt Convert Wins Rare Victory; Other Waits

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 641671230_50336de59cCAIRO, 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.

Egypt Angry Over Reports On Kidnapped Refugees

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.

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 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".

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

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.

Egypt Christian Dies After Libya Attack

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegypt CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian Christian who was shot in the head by a suspected Islamic extremist in Libya has died of his injuries, family members said.