By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Egypt on Saturday, June 2, sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for involvement in the killing of over 800 demonstrators during last year's uprising. He leaves behind a divided nation where minority Christians have expressed concerns about their future, amid growing influence of hardline Islamists.
< 52 Churches attacked, Bible Society Shops burning < Christians among 525 killed < President Obama cancels military exercise to protest crackdown By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christians were killed while scores of churches and two Bible Society shops were reportedly destroyed in revenge attacks by Islamic mobs in Egypt, after security services massacred supporters of ex-President Mohamed Morsi.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Coptic priest was shot dead by Islamic extremists in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as sectarian clashes spread following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian security sources said Saturday, July 6.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's election commission failed Sunday to set a date for the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, adding to Western concerns about the plight of minority Christians as Islamists have increased their influence.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, 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.