Egypt Detains Christian For “Praying Without License”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service copticeaster1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic Christian was believed to remain under police surveillance Friday, November 6, after he was reportedly detained for two days in central Egypt for "praying without a license."

Detained Coptic Blogger Forced To Convert To Islam

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service haninazeer-11CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic Christian blogger, who has been detained for over a year in Egypt after criticizing authorities, is "being pressured" by violent prison authorities to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom, attorneys and rights activists said.

Egypt Police Detains Muslim In Murder Of Christian

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service p10100871CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained a Muslim man who allegedly killed a Coptic Christian and seriously injured two other Copts in two different villages, north of the capital Cairo, Christians said Wednesday September 23.

Egypt Christian Mother Wins Custody Of Twins; Loses Religious Battle

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service twins1-150x1501CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian mother has won custody of her twins but Egypt's highest court ruled they can not be recognized as Christians, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, June 25.

Egypt Christians Detained After Rescue Kidnapped Coptic Girl

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service nermeen1CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- 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.

Egypt Court Bans ‘Christian’ On Ex-Muslim’s ID Card

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos maher-ahmed-11CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- For the second time, an Egyptian court has rejected a Christian convert's request to change his religious affiliation on his identity card in a ruling described by critics as "a severe blow" to freedom of religion of ex-Muslims.

Egypt Again Detains Christian Brothers; Believer Kidnapped

BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers were behind bars again Sunday, May 31, just weeks after being released from an Egyptian prison where they were held for a year on false charges of murdering a Muslim in Mallawi, Upper Egypt.

Egypt Detains Brazilian Tourists Over Pro-Israel Materials, report

By BosNewsLife News Center large_flag_of_egyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Brazilian tourists was arrested in Egypt for carrying pro-Israel material, a Jewish news agency reported Thursday, May 21.

Concerns Over Detained Egypt Priest Amid Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's Christian minority, already rocked by several attacks in recent weeks, continued their attempts Wednesday, May 20 to obtain the release of a priest they say was sentenced to five years hard labor for crimes he did not commit.

Swine Flu Slaughter Of Pigs Threatens Egypt’s Christians’ Livelihood

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos large_77444_71942CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The livelihood of at least hundreds of thousands of Christians in Cairo and other areas was threatened Wednesday, May 6, as Egypt's government announced it would go ahead with slaughtering the country's pigs to combat swine flu and improve hygienic conditions.

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