By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of Coptic Christian children are recovering from injuries and nearly two dozen minors remain detained after Egyptian security forces opened fire on unarmed Copts protesting against the authorities' decision to halt the construction of a church, rights investigators said Thursday 09.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, November 25.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have condemned a decision to again postpone the trial of Mohammed al-Kammuni, who has been charged with killing six Christians in Upper Egypt. The trial was adjourned for the third consecutive time "without any reason being issued" and is scheduled to convene on May 16, said International Christian Concern (ICC), a major advocacy group.
By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.
(ADDS COMMENTS PROFESSOR, BACKGROUND) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Three suspects in a drive-by shooting in front of a church that killed six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman in southern Egypt surrendered to police, but Christian organizations urged authorities to do more to end "inter-faith tensions."
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- An aid and advocacy group has warned that a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland is having ramifications for already persecuted Christians in several Muslim-majority countries.
By BosNewsLife News Center WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Coptic Christians in the United States will protest against an "increase" in Islamic attacks against Egypt's Christian minority and the "refusal" by authorities to halt the violence, organizers said Monday, December 14.
By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of angry Muslims on Saturday, November 21, burnt Christian shops and attacked a police station in southern Egypt where a Christian was being held on suspicion of “sexually assaulting” a Muslim girl, police said.