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Copts in talks with army as thousands join Maspero protest

Others | 13 March 2011
CAIRO: Military authorities running Egypt and representatives of Christian Copts demonstrating in central Cairo held talks on Thursday amid concerns over growing insecurity after deadly religious clashes... More

Thousands in Tahrir call for national unity

Others | 13 March 2011
CAIRO: Thousands of protesters flocked to Tahrir Square on Friday calling for national unity and reiterating demands for reform... More

PM warns of a counter revolution

Others | 13 March 2011
CAIRO: Prime Minister Essam Sharaf admitted Wednesday evening that there has been a “counter revolution” threatening the country. In an interview with “Al-Ashera Masa’an” talk show broadcast on Dream 2 satellite channel, Sharaf said the government believes there has been a counter revolution behind the recent incidents leading to sectarian strife and chaos... More

Thousands of Copts continue protesting in front of TV building

Others | 10 March 2011
CAIRO: Thousands of Copts continued their open protest on Tuesday in front of the TV building in Maspero for the fourth day, following sectarian tension in Etfeeh village where a church was burnt down. Copts escalated their protests by blocking El-Mehwar road and Sixth of October Bridge late on Monday and put huge stones in the middle of the road obstructing the flow of traffic. Army officers eventually convinced protesters to clear the road... More

9 Christians Killed, 150 Injured in Attack By 15,000 Muslims and Egyptian Army

Mary Abdelmassih | 10 March 2011
(AINA) -- According to Father Abram Fahmy, pastor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery in Mokatam Hills, on the outskirts of Cairo, Copts were killed and injured today in a fresh attack by Muslims. It was reported the Egyptian army fired live ammunition on Copts. The attack has claimed until now the lives of 9 Copts and injured 150, 45 seriously... More

Copts protest over church torching

Others | 9 March 2011
CAIRO - Thousands of Egypt’s Christians gathered outside the official TV and Radio building Monday for the second day in a row to protest over a church that was torched in a village in Helwan, south of Cairo... More

US Muslims protest over hearings

Others | 8 March 2011
Several hundred people have gathered in New York's Times Square to protest at this week's Congressional hearings on the US Muslim community. The hearings will look at the extent of radicalisation within the community and the response on that issue of Muslim leaders... More

Road trip to the end of the world

Others | 7 March 2011
From Jacksonville to Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- If you thought you had less than three perfectly healthy months to live, what would you do? Would you travel? Spend time with loved ones? Appreciate the joy life has given you? Or would you ditch your kids and grandkids, join strangers in a caravan of RVs and travel the country warning people about the end of the world?.. More

'Two dead, church torched' in Egypt clash

Others | 6 March 2011
CAIRO - Two men were killed during clashes in Egypt, which also saw Muslims set fire to a church in the village of Sol, south of Cairo, a security official said on Saturday. Two people were killed, and the Shahedain church set on fire in clashes between two families," the official told the MENA news agency. The violence was triggered by a feud between the families, which disapproved of a romantic relationship between a Christian man and a Muslim woman in the province of Helwan... More

Thousands in Tahrir welcome new PM Essam Sharaf

Others | 6 March 2011
CAIRO: Thousands of protestors flocked to Tahrir square on Friday to celebrate the resignation of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and listen to the speech of the new PM Essam Sharaf. Following Friday prayers Sharaf told jubilant protesters in Tahrir Square that he drew his legitimacy from the people... More

Egypt's top archaeologist warns of looting

Others | 6 March 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, warned that the country's antiquity sites were being looted by criminals amid the country's political upheaval as he announced he would no longer serve in his ministerial post in the government. .. More

Christian Copts Demonstrate Against Governor in Upper Egypt

Mary Abdelmassih | 3 March 2011
(AINA) -- Christian Copts staged a massive demonstration on Monday, February 28, against the Governor of Minya Ahmed Dia-el-Din, calling for his resignation. The demonstration was prompted by the governor's decision to demolish a church community center for the care of the handicapped, located in the village of Deir Barsha, in Mallawi, Minya Governorate... More

Prosecutor bans Mubarak, family from travel

Others | 2 March 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's top prosecutor seized all the funds of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak and his family on Monday and banned them from travel abroad. Egypt's graft authority said on Monday it would take the necessary steps to expose secret bank accounts of the ousted president and his family, the official news agency MENA reported... More

John Dominic Crossan's 'blasphemous' portrait of Jesus

Others | 28 February 2011
(CNN) -- One of his first fan letters came from someone who declared:"If Hell were not already created, it should be invented just for you." Other critics have called him "demonic," "blasphemous" and a "schmuck." When John Dominic Crossan was a teenager in Ireland, he dreamed of becoming a missionary priest. But the message he's spreading about Jesus today isn't the kind that would endear him to many church leaders... More

Tens of thousands in Tahrir call for removal of government

Others | 27 February 2011
CAIRO: Tens of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square in what was dubbed the “Friday of Cleansing and Protecting the Revolution,” demanding the resignation of the current government headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. Though the number of people in Tahrir was markedly less than the Friday before, participants’ chants resounded in the area, calling on the army to push more reforms... More

NDP to choose new president, undergo makeover

Others | 27 February 2011
CAIRO: The National Democratic Party (NDP) is working on a major reform plan that includes changing its structure, name, slogan and programs and finding a new leader to succeed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a senior member said... More

Egyptian Armed Forces Fire At Christian Monasteries, 19 Injured

Mary Abdelmassih | 27 February 2011
(AINA) -- For the second time in as many days, Egyptian armed force stormed the 5th century old St. Bishoy monastery in Wadi el-Natroun, 110 kilometers from Cairo. Live ammunition was fired, wounding two monks and six Coptic monastery workers. Several sources confirmed the army's use of RPG ammunition. Four people have been arrested including three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was at the monastery investigating yesterday's army attack. .. More

Egyptian Armed Forces Demolish Fences Guarding Coptic Monasteries

Mary Abdelmassih | 24 February 2011
(AINA) -- Egyptian armed forces this week demolished fences surrounding ancient Coptic monasteries, leaving them vulnerable to attacks by armed Arabs, robbers and escaped prisoners, who have seized the opportunity of the state of diminished protection by the authorities in Egypt to carry out assaults and thefts... More

Authorities freeze assets of former Egyptian president, family

Others | 23 February 2011
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Authorities in Egypt have frozen the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family, state-run media reported Monday. Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud requested the action, according to the state-run EgyNews website... More

Egyptian Christians Enraged Over Court Acquittal in Christmas Eve Massacre

Mary Abdelmassih | 22 February 2011
(AINA) -- The Egyptian Emergency State Security Court in Qena acquitted today two of the three suspects in the Christmas Eve Massacre in Nag Hammadi in January, 2010, where six Coptics, between the ages of 16 to 23, were shot and killed by Muslims in a drive-by shooting. The Copts were killed as they filed out of Church after celebrating the Coptic Christmas Eve midnight mass in Nag Hammadi, 600km south of Cairo A Muslim bystander was also killed and nine Copts were seriously injured (AINA 1-7-2010)... More

Hundreds of thousands flock to Tahrir to celebrate, voice demands

Others | 20 February 2011
CAIRO: Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians flocked in Tahrir Square on Friday in a gathering reminiscent of the 18-day-long demonstrations that led president Hosni Mubarak to step down on Feb 11. On Feb. 18, dubbed the “Friday of Victory,” people came to celebrate the ouster of Mubarak after 30 years in power and to reiterate their demands for reform. They also wanted to honor over 365 killed in protests... More