Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered the repair of all churches that were damaged during the Muslim Brotherhood's violent protests after Egypt's military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office, according to a report by the Mid-East Christian News.
Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took out their frustrations on church property and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to Wednesday's destruction of two Muslim Brotherhood encampments in Cairo after negotiations had broken down between the Brotherhood and Egypt's interim government.
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.
Since the Egyptian "January 25 Revolution," the number of Christian girls coerced into converting to Islam has skyrocketed, according to Father Filopateer Gamil of St. Mary's Church, Giza.
A Muslim men was awaiting execution Monday, January 17, after a court in Egypt sentenced him to death for his alleged involvement in the January 2010 killings of six Coptic Christians following Christmas mass.
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.
Tensions are rising across the Horn of Africa â€“ there is death and danger. Irredentist Somali Islamists have declared jihad against Ethiopia. Christians are being attacked and murdered by Muslims in Ethiopia. Eritrea, which is accused of arming the Somali Islamists, is exploiting an opportunity and has breached the 2000 cease-fire agreement by moving troops into the Eritrea-Ethiopia border buffer zone. Two Protestant Christians were recently tortured to death in Eritrea. The savagery of persecution appears to be escalating in proportion to regional tensions -- and it could be about to get much worse.
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.