People Traffickers Kill Orthodox Christians In Sinai Desert

By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- People traffickers have killed two Orthodox deacons who were among hundreds of African refugees held as hostages in the Sinai Desert, a Christian rights group said Monday December 13.

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.

Group: Christian Children Injured As Egyptian Police Open Fire On Copts

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of Coptic Christian children are recovering from injuries and nearly two dozen minors remain detained after Egyptian security forces opened fire on unarmed Copts protesting against the authorities' decision to halt the construction of a church, rights investigators said Thursday 09.

Eritrea Refugees Detained In Sinai Desert, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services CAIRO/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Friday, November 26, over the situation of 80 Eritrean refugees who rights activists said have been held hostage by people smugglers on the Egypt-Israel border for about a month.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, November 25.

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.

Trial Postponed Of Alleged Killer Of Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have condemned a decision to again postpone the trial of Mohammed al-Kammuni, who has been charged with killing six Christians in Upper Egypt. The trial was adjourned for the third consecutive time "without any reason being issued" and is scheduled to convene on May 16, said International Christian Concern (ICC), a major advocacy group.

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

BREAKING NEWS: Suspects Coptic Killings Surrender To Police; 7 Killed (Update)

(ADDS COMMENTS PROFESSOR, BACKGROUND) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_egypt_coptic_christians_prayers_07jan10_480CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Three suspects in a drive-by shooting in front of a church that killed six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman in southern Egypt surrendered to police, but Christian organizations urged authorities to do more to end "inter-faith tensions."

Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife minaretsCAIRO/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- An aid and advocacy group has warned that a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland is having ramifications for already persecuted Christians in several Muslim-majority countries.