Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

21/10/13 Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo. At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Egypt's Coptic Christian community has been targeted by some Islamists who accuse the ...

Egypt: Coptic Christian Priest shot dead

Martyred Coptic Priest - Fr. Mina Aboud Sharween

By Chris Irvine - 6/7/13 A Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's Northern Sinai has been shot dead, in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist Mohammed Morsi. The priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, was attacked in the early afternoon while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish. The shooting in the coastal city was ...

Deadly Clashes After Coptic Funeral

8/4/13 One person has died and more than 60 others have been injured in clashes outside Cairo's Coptic cathedral following a funeral. The memorial service at the cathedral, in the central Cairo neighbourhood of Abbassiya, was being held for four Christians who were killed in sectarian clashes on Friday. Mourners, who were chanting against the Islamist President Mohamed ...