BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blasts On Palm Sunday; Islamic State Claims Responsibility (UPDATE 3)


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 43 people and injured many more at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the Christian calendar.

Coptic Christians Needed for Mideast Peace and Stability (Column)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- 2015-635561867085041125-504Recently it might appear that conditions have not been too bad for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. But look more closely and a different picture emerges.

US Congress Urges Egypt To Free Coptic Christian; Fate Others Uncertain


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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CAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- The United States Congress has urged Egypt to immediately release a Coptic Christian who has been jailed by Egyptian authorities since December 3, 2013 after he converted from Islam.

Egypt Christians Killed For Refusing To Pay Muslim Tax


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in southern Egypt on Saturday, September 21, after two government employees were reportedly killed for refusing to pay a Muslim tax inflicted on Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Christians Among Over 500 Killed; Churches Burning


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians woke up in an Egypt on the verge of civil war with as many as 27 churches being attacked and at least two Coptic Christians killed among the at least 525 people who lost their lives in an army crackdown on protests and related clashes.