By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian Christians hope Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who was sworn in Sunday, June 8, as the country’s new president, will combat Islamic extremism and release those jailed or kidnapped for expressing faith in Christ or support for Israel.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- At least seven Egyptian Christians, including minors, remain missing in southern Egypt after they were reportedly abducted from troubled Minya province. The abductions, thought to be carried out by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group, are among hundreds of similar cases in the last few years, right activists said.
(ADDS MILITARY PROPOSAL FOR NEW PRESIDENT, RESIGNATION DEPUTY PM) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians faced new threats Monday, January 27, after scores of people were killed in weekend clashes between security forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising. Most people were killed Saturday, January 25, the official date of the popular revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A young Coptic Christian man has died from gunshot injuries in Egypt's capital Cairo, after three local hospitals turned him away, Christians said Tuesday, January 6. Ihab Ghattas, 23, reportedly died on New Year's Eve from a gunshot wound to the head because of “negligence” as the hospitals which refused to treat him, said Copts activist group Maspero Youth Union (MYU).
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt’s government and religious leaders have condemned an attack outside a Coptic church in Egypt's capital Cairo that killed four people, including an 8-year-old girl.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian security forces have detained several suspects in the village where a key Coptic bishop survived an assassination attempt, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 3. he raid in al-Serw village in Minya province came shortly after gunmen attacked the entourage of Bishop Anba Makarios on Monday, September 30, Christians said.