Egyptian security forces failed to intervene during a sectarian attack in Luxor that left four Copts dead and four others seriously injured, according to Amnesty International.
Mobs of Muslims enraged over the forceful removal of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi from office have retaliated against Christians across Egypt, according to Morning Star News.
At least one Christian died and dozens were injured in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, police and local media said Saturday, May 18.
At least four Christians and one Muslim, all men, were killed and a church damaged in sectarian clashes just outside Egypt's capital, security sources confirmed.
Over the weekend, a Muslim mob in Egypt’s Fayoum Province threw stones at Copts and then tried to set their church ablaze, according to Morning Star News.
Thousands of Egyptian Muslims shouting "Allahu Akbar" left their mosques Wednesday to destroy a social services building owned by the Coptic Church.
A Cairo court sentenced a Coptic Christian to three years in prison Wednesday for posting portions of an American-made film about Islam that was blamed for widespread unrest in the Middle East.
The European Union was under pressure Wednesday, November 27, to freeze 500 million euro ($647 million) in annual financial aid to Egypt after a court in the capital Cairo sentenced seven Christians to death for their involvement in an anti-Islam film that prompted deadly riots throughout the world.
A Muslim mob in the village of Ezbet Marco surrounded its only Coptic Church Sunday morning, barring Copts from neighboring villages from entering.
Two Coptic Christian children from Ezbet Marco in the southern Nile Delta province of Beni Suef, Egypt, were arrested this week for blasphemy after they were accused of desecrating a Qu'ran.
There was uncertainty Tuesday, June 23, about the situation of two Egyptian Christians who were detained for a month following a Muslim outcry over the rescue of a kidnapped Coptic Christian girl.
The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org has learned that a recent increase in attacks against Egypt’s Coptic Christians has prompted various Christian groups to organize demonstrations condemning fanatic Muslims engaging in these attacks and the officials of the Egyptian government who have failed to protect Christians against such attacks.
ISTANBUL, February 11 (Compass) -- Coptic Orthodox Christians who gathered yesterday to celebrate their first Sunday Mass in a small village church were attacked with rocks and firebombs by a Muslim mob near El-Minya, 140 miles south of Cairo.
ISTANBUL, June 8 (Compass) -- In a long-deferred judgment handed down June 5, the Sohag Criminal Court ruled Coptic Christian villager Shaiboub Arsal guilty of the 1998 double murder of his cousin and another young Copt in southern Egypt's El-Kosheh village.
ISTANBUL, May 9 (Compass) -- An Egyptian criminal court stalled again today on delivering a verdict against Shaiboub William Arsal, the Coptic Christian defendant in the highly-publicized El-Kosheh double-murder trial.
ISTANBUL, February 6 (Compass) -- Instead of convicting the Muslim murder suspects accused of killing 21 Christians in last year's El-Kosheh massacre, a judge in southern Egypt has accused the local Coptic clergy of responsibility for the three-day rampage.
On Monday, an Egyptian appeals court overturned a controversial verdict that absolved most defendants in the country's worst massacre of Christians in decades in early January 2001 and ordered a retrial. Over the weekend of December 31, 1999 â€“ January 2, 2000, as the much of the world was concerned about Y2K, Egyptian Christians were being attacked and murdered by Muslim mobs in El-Kosheh, a small village 300 miles south of Cairo. One year later, an Egyptian court acquitted all of the defendants charged with the murders of 21 Christians.
Mystery still surrounds a car accident, which resulted in the killing of a Coptic priest and three of his relatives in El Menya governorat. This morning, March 5/ 2001, a car accident caused the death of Father Antonios Zaki Ghobrial and three of his relatives.
14 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- Some 400 Coptic Orthodox Christians ended a two-day standoff with police Friday near Cairo after agreeing to abandon their occupation of a church building that had been closed down by authorities, according to an expatriate Coptic group.