By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt have requested prayer after suspected Islamic militants killed four Christians in recent weeks and threatened to murder more believers, rights activists said Monday, February 20.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt are mourning after another believer was murdered in Egypt, the fifth killing in less than two weeks. Ishak Ibrahim Fayez Younan, 37, was found dead by his brother at the victim's temporary residence in the old part of Cairo, the capital. He leaves behind a grieving wife and two children, ages 10 and 12, Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, forcing the family to remain in hiding, BosNewsLife learned.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic cathedral Sunday, December 11, killed at least 25 people and wounded another 35 in one of the deadliest attacks against the country's troubled Christian minority in recent memory, officials said.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian television network SAT-7, which airs throughout the Middle East and North Africa, wants to resume "normal activities" in Egypt after authorities returned confiscated broadcasting and production equipment.
By Alexander MacDonald and Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday, February 15, marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya. The men were marched in orange suits across the beach, forced to kneel and then were beheaded by Islamic State group militants.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.