Egypt Christian Journalist Appeals Prison Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian journalist who captured video of clashes between Muslims and Christians, is appealing the five-years prison sentence he received on charges of "inciting sectarianism", Christians and his lawyer say.

Egypt Christian Student Receives 3 Years Jail For “Mocking Islam”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian court has sentenced a 17-year-old Christian student to three years imprisonment after he posted cartoons on social website Facebook that "mocked Islam", trial observers said Thursday, April 5.  

Egypt Christians’ New Pope Facing Violence, Persecution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights activists have welcomed news that Bishop Tawadros was chosen as the new leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians amid concerns about Islamic leaders and, sometimes deadly, attacks against churches in the largest Arab nation.

Egypt Convert Wins Rare Victory; Other Waits

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 641671230_50336de59cCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- An Egyptian convert to Christianity was looking forward Monday, January 18, to be recognized as a Christian by the state, after spending 31 years officially identified as a Muslim, but another convert was so far refused such an opportunity Christians said.

US Pastor “Thanking God” After Kidnapping Ends In Egypt

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An American evangelical pastor is "thanking God" that he and two others have been released after they were kidnapped in Egypt last week.

Persecution Christians Seen Rising In Islamic Nations

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia JAKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea leads a list of nations where "Christians face the most severe persecution", but "Muslim-majority" countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.  

Egypt President Condemns Anti-Christian Violence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has condemned anti-Christian violence outside Cairo's main church in which as many as two people were killed and up to 90 others were injured.

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

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002 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 Coptic Girl Killed Amid Rising Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service jessica CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Rights actvists expressed "deep concern" Friday over rising attacks against Egyptian Christians, after a Coptic Christian girl was shot and killed while walking home from a Bible class at her evangelical congregation.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Minister Resigns Over Massacre Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's finance minister resigned Tuesday, October 11, saying he wanted to protest the “government's handling" of protests that left at least 26 people dead, most of them Coptic Christians.

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