US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy
By BosNewsLife Americas Service WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.
Egypt Christians Killed For Refusing To Pay Muslim Tax
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in southern Egypt on Saturday, September 21, after two government employees were reportedly killed for refusing to pay a Muslim tax inflicted on Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt Christians Worship In Torched Church Amid Death Threats
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt have begun to worship in a church that was destroyed by Islamists in violence that killed at least over 700 people nationwide.
NEWS ALERT: Egypt Coptic Leader Condemns “Dark Terrorists” Amid Over 700 Deaths
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday, August 17, condemned "dark terrorists" who he said are terrorizing Christians and Muslims as the death toll of this week's violence rose to more than 700 people.
BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians In Fear As Dozens Are Killed
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people were killed Friday, August 16, in clashes between security forces and protesters prompting more fear among minority Christians.
BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Mobs Destroy Dozens Of Churches and Bible Shops; Obama Concerned
< 52 Churches attacked, Bible Society Shops burning < Christians among 525 killed < President Obama cancels military exercise to protest crackdown By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christians were killed while scores of churches and two Bible Society shops were reportedly destroyed in revenge attacks by Islamic mobs in Egypt, after security services massacred supporters of ex-President Mohamed Morsi.
BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Among Over 500 Killed; Churches Burning
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians woke up in an Egypt on the verge of civil war with as many as 27 churches being attacked and at least two Coptic Christians killed among the at least 525 people who lost their lives in an army crackdown on protests and related clashes.
Egypt Coptic Girl Killed Amid Rising Attacks
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Rights actvists expressed "deep concern" Friday over rising attacks against Egyptian Christians, after a Coptic Christian girl was shot and killed while walking home from a Bible class at her evangelical congregation.
Egypt New Government Pressured To End Killings of Christians
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's new government faced pressure to end escalating sectarian clashes Wednesday, July 17, amid reports that minority Christians are fleeing their homes after at least nine believers were killed by Islamic supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt Christians Pray After Massacre Amid Concerns Over Nation’s Future
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The influential leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain announced three days of prayer as Egypt's minority Coptic Christians feared more violence in the aftermath of the mass killing of more than 50 Islamist protesters in clashes with Egyptian security forces.