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Franklin Graham: World’s Christians in Grave Danger

Others | 21 March 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood, with the complicity of the Obama administration, has infiltrated the U.S. government at the highest levels and is influencing American policy that leaves the world’s Christians in grave danger, warns internationally known evangelist Franklin Graham.. More

Egyptians to vote on constitutional amendments

Others | 20 March 2011
CAIRO: Egyptians are scheduled to go to the polls Saturday to vote yes or no on the constitutional amendments, in a step viewed by many as Egypt’s first true democratic experience. "This is the first time in Egyptian history voters would be participating in a political process that is both credible and transparent," Mohamed Attia, head of the Supreme Judicial Commission overseeing the referendum, said in a statement on Tuesday... More

Egyptians flock to polls for historic vote

Others | 20 March 2011
CAIRO (Update 6) - Egyptians flocked to the polls on Saturday for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled to vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the military rulers hope will allow elections within six months. .. More

Prosecution renews custody of ex-interior minister pending investigation

Others | 20 March 2011
CAIRO: Former Interior Minister Al-Habib Al-Adly was remanded in custody Thursday for 15 days pending investigation into charges of ordering security forces to open fire at peaceful protesters during the demonstrations that toppled the regime. .. More

Military prosecution investigates attack on Coptic protesters

Others | 16 March 2011
CAIRO: Military prosecution started on Monday investigating the attack on Coptic protesters at dawn that left at least 15 injured. Copts had ended late Sunday a 9-day sit-in out the state TV building in Cairo after the rebuilding of a burnt church in Helwan started... More

Video Shows Egyptian Army Personnel Attacking Christian Demonstrators

Mary Abdelmassih | 16 March 2011
AINA) -- Coptic protesters who were in front of the TV building in Maspero, waiting for the curfew to end to go home, came under attack from the Egyptian Army, after Coptic representatives agreed yesterday to suspend their 9-day sit-in until March 25. The army also attempted to assault Father Filopareer Gamil, one of the leaders of the sit- in, but Coptic protesters shielded him with their bodies... More

Egypt Copts halt protests over church

Others | 15 March 2011
CAIRO - Christian protesters said on Monday they would suspend more than a week of protests that were sparked by the burning down of a church in mostly Muslim Egypt, the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported... More

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