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Another church down: The progression of terrorism

I was bitterly shocked by the news of the machine gun attack on the church in Warraq. This does not mean that I was unaware of terrorist attacks in Sinai, and it does not make the victims of the church attack more important than those of other attacks on security institutions. But whether we like …

Ziad A. Akl

Gunmen kill Egypt church guard

By AFP CAIRO: Gunmen shot dead a church guard and wounded another south of the Egyptian capital on Thursday before fleeing, a security official said. Three men drove up to the Al-Roda village church in Fayoum, got out and began beating the two guards before opening fire. One guard, Rabie Ali Mohammed, died at the …


PM reopens Imbaba church after renovation

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Dozens of Muslims and Copts chanted slogans of national unity as Prime Minister Essam Sharaf reopened the Virgin Church in Cairo’s Imbaba district on Tuesday after its renovation. The government of Giza paid an estimated LE 6.5 million to renovate the church, according to a statement published on the Cabinet’s Facebook page …


Church burning deepens tumult of Egypt transition

By Maggie Michael and Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians have degenerated to a new low after riots left 12 people dead and a church burned, adding to the disorder of the country’s post-revolution transition to democracy. The attack on the church was the latest sign of assertiveness by an …


Muslims end Helwan village sit-in as Copts’ protests continue at Maspero

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Muslim villagers in Etfeeh ended their sit-in Thursday after a visit by a delegation of Muslim and Coptic figures calling for the return of calm to the village amid sectarian tension. The delegation included prominent scholars Mohamed Hassan and Safwat Hegazy, as well as former Muslim Brotherhood MP Mohamed Al-Beltagy, Kefaya movement …


Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

By Hamza Hendawi /AP CAIRO: Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday. The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Helwan church last week. The officials said Wednesday …


Thousands of Copts continue protesting in front of TV building

  CAIRO: Thousands of Copts continued their open protest on Tuesday in front of the TV building in Maspero for the fourth day, following sectarian tension in Etfeeh village where a church was burnt down. Copts escalated their protests by blocking El-Mehwar road and Sixth of October Bridge late on Monday and put huge stones …


Nagaa Hammadi shooter sentenced to death

By AFP CAIRO: An Egyptian court ratified on Sunday the death sentence against a man convicted of killing six Christians outside a church but acquitted two alleged accomplices, the official MENA news agency reported. The State Security emergency court had referred Mohammed Ahmad Hussein to the country’s top government cleric last month, a legal formality …


Naga Hammadi Christmas shooter sentenced to death

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: The State Security Criminal Emergency Court in Qena on Sunday sentenced to death one of the men found responsible for shooting and killing six Coptic Christians and one Muslim outside a church in Naga Hammadi on Christmas Eve last year. The court referred the case of Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, also …


YEAREND SPECIAL: Egypt 2010: The things we know

By Rania Al Malky CAIRO: In hindsight, it seems the grisly Nagaa Hammadi shooting of worshippers outside an Upper Egypt church on the eve of Coptic Christmas set the tone for the rest of the months that followed. Egypt 2010 started with a bang, but as we have become accustomed, ended with a whimper. The Qena …


Second Christian protester dies after Cairo church clashes

CAIRO: A Coptic man shot and wounded in clashes with police in Cairo this week over thwarted plans to build a new church died in hospital on Friday, a security official said. Milad Mikhail, 24, died in hospital after two unsuccessful operations on a stomach wound. He was the second protester to lose his life …


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