By BosNewsLife Africa Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean hostages who are being held in Egypt's North Sinai Desert, near Israel, have appealed for international intervention after they were told they would be sold to organ traffickers if a massive ransom is not paid for them, Christian rights activists confirmed Wednesday, January 4.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian women who refuse to embrace Islam are facing abductions and attacks in Egypt, despite the government vowing to boost security and protect the country's Christian minority. More than a month after she went missing, Christians still search for 22-year-old Suzan Ashraf Rawy who disappeared last month while walking to the church where she works in Egypt.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The influential leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain announced three days of prayer as Egypt's minority Coptic Christians feared more violence in the aftermath of the mass killing of more than 50 Islamist protesters in clashes with Egyptian security forces.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in southern Egypt on Saturday, September 21, after two government employees were reportedly killed for refusing to pay a Muslim tax inflicted on Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
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.