At least 15 dead after blast near church in Egyptian city 90km from Cairo – report

RT.com - 9/4/17 Updated - 41 people killed and more than 21 injured! LIVE UPDATES HERE: At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion inside a church in Egypt’s Tanta, north of Cairo, AP reports, citing ministry of interior officials. Reuters says that 42 people were wounded in the incident, which Al-Arabiya called a “bombing.” Pictures from ...

Christians form fraternity

Daily News Egypt 8/7/2012 Activists from Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority have moved to buffer the rise of political Islam, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, by establishing their own group – the Christian Brotherhood. The idea of a Christian Brotherhood group was formulated in 2005 as Islamist groups became more prominent in public life. Political analyst Michel Fahmi and head ...

PA to investigate forced eviction of Amreya Copts

By Heba Hesham / Daily News Egypt 13/2/2012 ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO: The Human Rights Committee of the People's Assembly rejected, in an emergency meeting Sunday night, the forced eviction of eight Coptic families from their homes in Alexandria, stressing the importance of combating sectarian tension. The PA had commissioned the committee to hold the meeting at the request of a ...

Political powers sign Azhar’s ‘bill of rights’

Pope Shenuda III, head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, (R) meets with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb (C) and Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzuri in Cairo on January 11, 2012. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HOSSAM)

By Omnia Al Desoukie/Special to Daily News Egypt 11/1/2012 CAIRO: Representatives of political parties and politicians signed Wednesday Al-Azhar’s bill of rights during a meeting aimed at discussing Egypt’s future as the first anniversary of the Jan. 25 revolt approaches. Following the meeting with youth, politicians, the premier and Pope Shenouda, Al-Azhar’s Grand Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb told reporters ...

Focus on religion was ‘grave mistake’ by political parties, expert says

Egyptian Coptic Christian women help voters find their registration numbers outside a polling station in the Manshiet Nasser district of Cairo on Nov. 29. (AFP Photo/Mahmud Hams) By:Heba Fahmy /Daily News Egypt 2/12/2011 CAIRO: Egypt’s political parties made a "grave mistake" by focusing on religion while campaigning ahead of parliamentary elections, said Mazen Hassan, professor of electoral systems ...

Thousands mourn victims of Maspero violence; church blames ‘infiltrators’

ByOmnia Al Desoukie Daily News Egypt 10/10/2011 CAIRO: Egypt’s Orthodox Church called on Christians around the world to pray and fast for three days to mourn the martyrs of Sunday’s violence. The church’s Holy Synod condemned in a statement what it described as "an attack on Copts." Deadly clashes between army forces and protesters resulted in the death of 25 ...

Alex Church bombing Case Adjourned

By Essam Fadle Special to Daily News Egypt 25/9/2011 CAIRO: The Alexandria Urgent Cases Court adjourned on Sunday the Al-Qeddesine Church bombing case to Nov.13 to prepare the case documents. The Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod in Alexandria filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy and Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud demanding the government ...

Church suspends priest, hotel files defamation Complaint

By: Daily News Egypt 14/8/2011 CAIRO: Senior Coptic Bishop Basanti has suspended a priest following an incident where the latter took off his robes after allegedly being asked to do so by the security staff of a Cairo hotel. The incident, caught on closed circuit TV cameras, showed Father Boulos Ewida of the Virgin Mary Church in Zahraa ...

Copts protest Pop Shenouda’s rejection of remarriage Verdict

25/6/2010 CAIRO: Dozens of Copts protested Thursday outside the Ministry of Justice headquarters in downtown Cairo against Pope Shenouda III's refusal to allow Copts to remarry. The protesters called for ending the controversy raised recently after Pope Shenouda, head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, rejected a court ruling that obliged the Church to issue second marriage licenses ...