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Muslims Attempt to Behead Apostate in Egypt

Mary Abdelmassih | 11 July 2010
The latest in a string of failed attempts by Muslim fanatics on the life of Egyptian Muslim-born Maher el-Gowhary who publicly converted to Christianity in 2008, took place on Sunday July 5, 2010. As 57-year-old Maher left his secret lodging, somewhere in metropolitan Cairo with his lawyer, two unknown men on a motorbike, attacked him with daggers. "They were aiming at my neck to behead me," said Maher in an interview with the newly launched US-based Hope Coptic TV Channel. "Something inspired me to turn and give them my shoulder, instead of facing them, which was lucky." .. More

Ethiopia seeks to reassure Egypt over Nile waters

Others | 11 July 2010
Ethiopia has reassured Egypt that a new pact it signed with four other countries on the sharing of water from the River Nile will not harm Egypt Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in May signed the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework meant to replace a 1959 accord between Egypt and Sudan that gives them control of more than 90 percent of the water flow... More

Egypt unveils discovery of 4,300-year-old tombs

Others | 11 July 2010
Egypt's archaeologists have unveiled their latest discovery — two 4,300-year-old tombs carved out of stone and unearthed in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo. The tombs have false doors with paintings depicting their owners — a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes. Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass says the new findings are "the most distinguished tombs ever found from the Old .. More

Egypt police torture case trial on July 27: Court

Others | 11 July 2010
Egypt's two policemen accused in the death of an Egyptian activist will go on trial for torture on July 27, in a case that has drawn the attention of governments and rights groups abroad and led to protests at home Khaled Said, 28, died on June 6 in the port city of Alexandria. Witnesses and rights groups say two policemen dragged him out of an internet cafe and beat him to death, while Egyptian authorities say he died choking on drugs... More

frequent abduction of minors Christian

Atia elyass | 7 July 2010
Every day the same topic every day the same story, frequent abduction of minors Christian is heard in the day that the Egyptian government and stood side Christian families and returned them to their daughter's second but Kyi What for you ask officials of course, lies in the blood and Amarham know say .. More

Egypt FM: Will not be pushed into war

Others | 4 July 2010
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abul Gheit said that Egypt would not give in to attempts to push it into a war to prove its regional weight Abul Gheit said, in an interview with the Russia Today television news channel, that "Nothing happens in the Middle East without going through Cairo first, due to Egypt's historical status in the region".. More

Hospital scan for Egyptian mummy in Essex

Others | 4 July 2010
An Egyptian mummy is being given a full body scan at an Essex hospital which could possibly reveal how she died. Lady Ta-Hathor, estimated to be 2,500 years old, has been kept in Colchester Castle Museum collection since 1871... More

Egypt arrests eight Muslim Brotherhood members

Others | 4 July 2010
CAIRO: Egyptian security forces arrested eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday after searching their homes and confiscating their computers, CDs and books, a spokesman for the group said on Friday. The arrested members had launched an online campaign called "Amal Al Omah" (The Nation's Hopes) (www.amlalommah.net/) calling on the prosecution of the head of security in Alexandria for police violations, Hamdy Hassan, the group's spokesman for the parliamentary bloc, told Reuters.. More

After Failed Attempt of Forced Islamization Egyptian Christian Family Under Siege

Mary Abdelmassih | 30 June 2010
After Failed Attempt of Forced Islamization Egyptian Christian Family Under Siege One of the most explosive issues in the relations between Christians and Muslims of Egypt is the abduction of Christian Coptic minor girls, to force them to embraced Islam, after humiliating and demeaning them psychologically and morally... More

'Rrepression in Egypt an obstacle to youth'

Others | 28 June 2010
CAIRO - The UN has issued a report criticising the lack of political freedom in Egypt for preventing youth participation in society... More

King Tut died of blood disorder: German researchers

Others | 28 June 2010
Legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease, German scientists said Wednesday, rejecting earlier research that suggested he died of malaria, according to AFP.. More

NCHR: Egypt Shura Council elections hampered

Others | 27 June 2010
National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said that the Supreme Committee for Elections of Egypt's Shura Council ignored complaints regarding security services which refused to grant monitoring permits, preventing the supervisors from overseeing the elections.. More

Catholics Need to Strengthen Their Middle East Roots

Others | 27 June 2010
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic "family tree" has its roots in the Middle East and the Vatican wants Catholics everywhere to remember that... More

Egypt Christian sects discuss personal-status issue

Others | 24 June 2010
Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda III warned of rumors spread on the Internet that the Coptic Church would remain in an official state of mourning until the issuance of a personal-status draft law for non-Muslims... More

Egyptian opposition to protest at 'fraud'

Others | 24 June 2010
CAIRO - Egyptian political activists plan to stage a demonstration outside the Parliament on Thursday to protest against alleged fraud in the recent election of the Shura Council (the Upper House of the Parliament), according to organisers... More

Egyptian banned from wearing crucifix

Others | 20 June 2010
An Amsterdam appeal court has ruled that the Amsterdam public transport service is within its rights to ban its conductors from visibly wearing a necklace bearing a crucifix... More

Egypt pope Shenouda to challenge ruling on remarriage

Others | 20 June 2010
Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda III will legally challenge the Supreme Administrative Court ruling issued last month obliging the Coptic Church to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry in Egypt.. More

New law for non-Muslims in Egypt

Others | 15 June 2010
Egypt will draft a law to govern marriage and divorce for non-Muslims, a semi-official newspaper reported, a move analysts see as an attempt to contain anger after a court overruled the Coptic Orthodox Church last month... More

Papal stance on divorce ignites debate among Copts

Others | 13 June 2010
Coptic divorcee Hani Wasfi has raised a lawsuit against the Coptic Church’s refusal to allow him to remarry. Wasfi won a court ruling earlier from a lower court, which the church appealed but lost last week, said Egypt's Paper almasri alyoum.. More

Papal stance on divorce ignites debate among Copts

Others | 13 June 2010
Coptic divorcee Hani Wasfi has raised a lawsuit against the Coptic Church’s refusal to allow him to remarry. Wasfi won a court ruling earlier from a lower court, which the church appealed but lost last week, said Egypt's Paper almasri alyoum.. More

Egyptian Copts Rally in Support of Church

Mary Abdelmassih | 13 June 2010
Cairo (AINA) -- Thousands of Christian Copts from all over Egypt rallied on Wednesday within the grounds of St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo during Pope Shenouda's weekly sermon, to protest a recent court ruling ordering the Church to issue re-marriage permits for divorcees, a ruling deemed inconsistent with the doctrine of the Coptic Orthodox Church (AINA 5-30-2010). The Coptic Church does not allow re-marriage except in very limited circumstances of adultery (to the non-guilty partner only) and conversion of one partner to another faith... More