Clashes between Muslims and Christians leave one dead and dozens injured in Egyptian city of Alexandria

18/5/13 One person died and dozens were wounded during clashes between Muslims and  Christians late Friday night outside a Coptic church in Egypt's second city,  state newspaper Al-Ahram reported, in the latest violent sectarian row in the  Muslim-majority country. A quarrel between two young men, one Christian and one Muslim, morphed into a family feud that sparked ...

Coptic Christians call for divorce law relaxation

Christians protesters demand the right of divorce and second marriages in July 2011

Al Ahram Online 23/4/2012 Coptic 38 – a group founded to demand liberalisation of divorce laws by Coptic Christian Church – calls for reimplementation of 1938 bylaws that permit divorce under 9 conditions. A Coptic Christian group called Coptic 38, established in 2011 to campaign for changes to the Church's divorce laws, held a press conference at the ...

Dozens of Copts protest Pope’s Christmas Eve invitation to Salafis

30/12/2011 Dozens of Coptic youth staged a protest inside Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on Friday against Pope Shenouda's invitation to Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood to attend the Christmas Eve Mass on 7 January, Al-Ahram state-run newspaper said on its website Friday. Pope Shenouda sent invitations for all political factions to attend the Christmas Eve Mass ...

Tuesday’s papers: The nation reacts

Ali Abdel Mohsen 11/10/2011 “Massacre,” “tragedy,” “bloodbath” and “conspiracy” are words that appear, prominently and repeatedly, on the front pages of all of Tuesday’s papers—all except for state-owned Al-Ahram, that is, which chooses to refer to the violence that erupted between armed soldiers and a group of mostly Coptic protesters on Sunday night mainly as the ...

Coptic Church accepts Al-Ahram front page Apology

Emad Khalil 08/12/2010 Coptic Bishop Sergius said the Church was satisfied with Al-Ahram Editor in Chief Osama Saraya’s apology, published by the daily on Monday, for a column that carried an unprecedented attack on Pope Shenouda III. The apology appeared on the front page of Al-Ahram’s Wednesday’s edition. The state-run daily Al-Ahram is Egypt’s most ...