Egypt Detains Brazilian Tourists Over Pro-Israel Materials, report
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.
Concerns Over Detained Egypt Priest Amid Attacks
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's Christian minority, already rocked by several attacks in recent weeks, continued their attempts Wednesday, May 20 to obtain the release of a priest they say was sentenced to five years hard labor for crimes he did not commit.
Swine Flu Slaughter Of Pigs Threatens Egypt’s Christians’ Livelihood
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The livelihood of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians in Cairo and other areas was threatened Wednesday, May 6, as Egypt's government announced it would go ahead with slaughtering the country's pigs to combat swine flu and improve hygienic conditions.
Egypt Ex-Muslim And Husband In Hiding; Violence Kills Two
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and her Christian husband were in hiding Tuesday, April 28, amid threats from family members and police, the latest in a series of attacks against Coptic Christians this month, in which at least two people were killed, several sources said.
Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, 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.
Egypt Christians In Jail For Violating Ramadan
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Six Christian brothers who refused to close their cafe during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, were behind bars in Egypt Saturday, February 21, after they were sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor, a rights group confirmed.
Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of two 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat was preparing legal action Saturday, February 21, after receiving the right to challenge a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father.
Egypt Releases Christian Rights Activist
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights activist and Internet writer spent his first weekend in freedom Saturday, February 14, after he was suddenly released by Egyptian security forces.
Egypt Christian Convert Receives Death Threats From Judge
By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar CAIRO/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- A Netherlands based advocacy group expressed concern Thursday, January 29, over a young Christian convert in Egypt after a judge allegedly threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam and trying to flee Egypt because of harassment by family and police.
Egypt Convert Wins Rare Victory; Other Waits
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.