Eritrea Refugees Detained In Sinai Desert, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services CAIRO/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Friday, November 26, over the situation of 80 Eritrean refugees who rights activists said have been held hostage by people smugglers on the Egypt-Israel border for about a month.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

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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.

Muslims Attack Egypt Christians; 11 Injured

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Corespondent CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly a dozen injured Egyptian Christians, known as Copts, were recovering Monday, August 23, after they were attacked by an angry Muslim mob in the village of Shimi, a church leader and local Christians said.

Trial Postponed Of Alleged Killer Of Christians

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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.

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

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By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)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.

BREAKING NEWS: Suspects Coptic Killings Surrender To Police; 7 Killed (Update)

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(ADDS COMMENTS PROFESSOR, BACKGROUND) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_egypt_coptic_christians_prayers_07jan10_480CAIRO, 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."

Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife minaretsCAIRO/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.

US Copts Protest Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

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By BosNewsLife News Center 0818-copt-dc-0035WASHINGTON, 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.

Egypt Muslims Burn Christian Shops

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent B950_134648_0078CAIRO, 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.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Christian Conference Cancelled Over Security Concerns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 389191CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A gathering of Christian leaders from across the Middle East that was to be held in Egypt next month has been postponed due to "security concerns," organizers confirmed to BosNewsLife Saturday, November 14.

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