Egypt Christians Remain Missing After Kidnappings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- At least seven Egyptian Christians, including minors,  remain missing in southern Egypt after they were reportedly abducted from troubled Minya province. The abductions, thought to be carried out by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group, are among hundreds of similar cases in the last few years, right activists said.

Egypt Christians In Crossfire After Clashes Kill Dozens (UPDATE)

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(ADDS MILITARY PROPOSAL FOR NEW PRESIDENT, RESIGNATION DEPUTY PM) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's minority Christians faced new threats Monday, January 27, after scores of people were killed in weekend clashes between security forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising. Most people were killed Saturday, January 25, the official date of the popular revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Shot Egypt Christian Dies After Hospitals Refuse Treatment

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By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A young Coptic Christian man has died from gunshot injuries in Egypt's capital Cairo, after three local hospitals turned him away, Christians said Tuesday, January 6. Ihab Ghattas, 23, reportedly died on New Year's Eve from a gunshot wound to the head because of “negligence” as the hospitals which refused to treat him, said Copts activist group Maspero Youth Union (MYU).

Egypt Detains Prominent Christian Convert

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ChristianCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- One of Egypt's most prominent converts to Christianity faced another day behind bars Wednesday, December 11, after prosecutors ordered his detention for allegedly "inciting religious strife".

Kidnapping Of Egypt Christians Seen Rising

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Government Condemns Church Attack; Four Killed

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt’s government and religious leaders have condemned an attack outside a Coptic church in Egypt's capital Cairo that killed four people, including an 8-year-old girl.

Egypt Detains Suspects After Bishop Survives Assassination Attempt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian security forces have detained several suspects in the village where a key Coptic bishop survived an assassination attempt, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 3. he raid in al-Serw village in Minya province came shortly after gunmen attacked the entourage of Bishop Anba Makarios on Monday, September 30, Christians said.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

Egypt Christians Killed For Refusing To Pay Muslim Tax

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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.

Egypt Christians Worship In Torched Church Amid Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos bidden_in_verwoeste_kerkCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Egypt have begun to worship in a church that was destroyed by Islamists in violence that killed at least over 700 people nationwide.

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