By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian authorities on Thursday, October 4, released two Coptic Christian children who were accused of "insulting Islam" by allegedly urinating on a paper with verses of the Koran, prosecutors and other officials said.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has published a report with photos suggesting the possible execution of 21 Coptic Christian construction workers from Egypt who were kidnapped while working in Sirte, Libya, BosNewsLife established Sunday, February 15.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt "request prayers" amid concerns about deadly violence and political uncertainty, ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BRUSSELS/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Christian legislator wants the European Union to pressure Egypt to change its "anti-Israel course" after the country's president attended an anti-Semitic prayer service.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, 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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt said Saturday, December 11, it had no information on reports that hundreds of Eritrean and other African hostages, including Christians, are being held by people traffickers in the Sinai Desert.