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Qena church attack remembered

Others | 9 January 2011
QENA - Thousands of Egyptians gathered outside a church in Qena in Upper Egypt on Saturday night to observe the first death anniversary of their loved ones, who were killed by a gunman on Coptic Christmas Eve last year... More

Qena church attack remembered

Others | 9 January 2011
QENA - Thousands of Egyptians gathered outside a church in Qena in Upper Egypt on Saturday night to observe the first death anniversary of their loved ones, who were killed by a gunman on Coptic Christmas Eve last year... More

Muslims join Christians in celebrating Coptic Christmas, praying for unity

Others | 9 January 2011
CAIRO: Muslims joined Christians in celebrating Coptic Christmas in churches throughout Cairo on Thursday night and, under tight security measures, prayed side-by-side for the safety of Egypt. At Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasiya, Pope Shenouda III — the head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church — gave his sermon in the presence of a large quantity of ministers, government officials, Islamic scholars, celebrities, and foreign diplomats... More

New law on places of worship eyed here

Others | 9 January 2011
CAIRO - The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is looking into an idea to issue a unified law on places of worship for Muslims and Christians. However, the final draft of the bill has yet to take shape, a senior party official said... More

Christians demonstrate in south Cairo

Others | 6 January 2011
ASSIUT - About 500 young Egyptian Christians have defied a call by their leaders to avoid demonstrations and descended into the main streets of the southern city of Cairo protesting the New Year's Day church bombing that killed 21... More

Alexandria bomber planned blast inside church: police

Others | 6 January 2011
CAIRO: A suspected suicide bomber who killed 23 people outside a church probably intended to set off the explosives inside so as to kill as many people as possible, Egyptian investigators said on Monday. The main lead in the investigation into the New Year's Day attack in Alexandria, which no one has claimed, was a severed head found at the scene they said probably belonged to the bomber... More

US worried by rising Christian attacks

Others | 6 January 2011
WASHINGTON - We are certainly aware of a recent string of attacks against Christians from Iraq to Egypt to Nigeria," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "We are deeply concerned about what seems to be an increasing trend. Crowley, speaking to reporters, said the US State Department condemns all violence based on religion or ethnicity and includes such attacks in its annual human rights report... More

Egypt bomber planned blast inside church: police

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO - A suspected suicide bomber who killed 21 people outside a church probably intended to set off the explosives inside so as to kill as many people as possible, Egyptian investigators said on Monday... More

Last 23 Omraniya Coptic rioters released

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO - Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud ordered the release of the last 23 Coptic defendants who were arrested after clashes with police during a protest in late November in Omraniya, Giza, south of Cairo. "The Chief Prosecutor ordered the release of the final group of Copts detained over the Omraniya rioting," a judicial source said... More

42 security members injured, minister attacked in Cathedral protest

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO: Four policemen and 38 security force officers were injured on Sunday amid clashes with Coptic protesters during a demonstration inside the Coptic Orthodox St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya. Thousands of disgruntled Copts threw stones and water bottles at security forces when the police tried to forcibly disperse the crowds, yet police managed to end the protest on Monday at dawn... More

Alexandria church bomb: Egyptian Copts and police clash

Others | 4 January 2011
Egyptian Coptic Christians angered by a deadly bombing at a church in Alexandria have clashed with police for a second day. Hundreds demonstrated in Alexandria, Egypt's second city, and Cairo, the capital, calling for better protection for Christians... More

Outraged top Egyptian officials urge unity

Others | 4 January 2011
CAIRO - Top Government and religious officials have expressed their full outrage over Saturday's attack on el-Kiddesseen Church in Alexandria, demanding that all the Egyptians should be united against terrorism. Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said he was "shocked" by the assault on the church, adding that the attack targeted all the Egyptians, Cabinet spokesman Magdi Radi announced... More

Security stepped up around churches

Others | 4 January 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities Sunday tightened security around churches across the nation in the wake of a suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria that killed 21 people and injured nearly 100. The measure came as dozens of grieving worshippers returned to pray in the blood-spattered Al-Qiddissein (The Two Saints) Church, while hundreds of other Christians protested in several parts of the nation against the blast... More

Egypt tightens security around churches

Others | 3 January 2011
CAIRO - Authorities in Egypt imposed tight security around churches across the country Sunday, in the wake of a suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria that 21 people and injured nearly 100. .. More

Egypt media warn of civil war plot

Others | 3 January 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian newspapers warned on Sunday that "civil war" could break out unless Christians and Muslims close ranks after a deadly attack on a Coptic church that triggered angry protests... More

Bomb hits Alexandria church at New Year's Mass, 21 dead

Others | 2 January 2011
CAIRO: A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least 21 people, officials said... More

Church dead mourned amid tight security

Others | 2 January 2011
ALEXANDRIA--A solemn funeral was held Saturday evening in the coastal city of Alexandria for 21 Christians killed in a car explosion outside a church in the city half an hour after the stroke of midnight on Friday... More

Mubarak blames foreign hand for attack

Others | 2 January 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accused "foreign hands" of carrying out a deadly New Year's day attack on a church early Saturday that killed 21 people and wounded 79 others... More

NDP to name presidential candidate, make 'tough' economic decisions in 2011

Others | 30 December 2010
CAIRO: The ruling National Democratic party will name the presidential candidate during a general conference that will be held prior to the presidential elections in 2011, Gamal Mubarak, the head of the NDP Policies Committee, said in a press conference Monday... More

Cold snap to hit Egypt

Others | 30 December 2010
CAIRO - A bad weather is expected to hit Egypt as of Tuesday with winds, heavy fog and rainfall forecast on most areas, the Meteorological Authority warned Monday... More

Women's rights in Egypt deteriorate in 2010, says report

Others | 30 December 2010
CAIRO: The issue of women’s rights was used as a political tool by the government and other entities in 2010, according to an annual report by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR)... More