NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Hostages Face Organs Harvesting By Kidnappers; Christians Concerned

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.  

Egypt Muslims Burn Christian Homes; 3 Injured

By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Four people were injured and Muslims burned down eight Christian homes in southern Egypt amid clashes over the alleged illegal construction of a church, Christians and officials said.

Christian Women Attacked, Abducted In Egypt

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.

Egypt Christians Pray After Massacre Amid Concerns Over Nation’s Future

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegyptCAIRO/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.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Christians Fear More Violence As Millions Protest (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Egypt feared more violence and looting of their shops Tuesday, February 1, as millions of people demonstrated across the country against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Coptic_BishopCAIRO, 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.

Egypt Christians Killed For Refusing To Pay Muslim Tax

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service churchegyptCAIRO, 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.

Eritrea Refugees Detained In Sinai Desert, Group Says

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.

Muslims Attack Egypt Christians; 11 Injured

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

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.

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