Cairo, Coptic Orthodox church attacked- One dead

31/1/14 Cairo ( AsiaNews) – A group of armed men yesterday afternoon attacked the CopticOrthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the “October 6″ district of the governorate of Giza. Police responded to gunfire and one officer died in the shootout, while two others were injured. The residents were able to stop the car carrying the attackers and stop one handing ...

Libyan ambassador promises investigation into Coptic church attack

Ahram Online - 19/3/13 Top Libyan diplomat in Cairo says the embassy will reopen soon after a meeting with Coptic pope. "The Libyan Embassy suspended its work in Cairo as a precautionary measure, and to ensure the safety of its citizens," said Ashour Hamid bin Rashid, the Libyan ambassador in Cairo on Sunday. The embassy temporarily suspended its ...