Tens of thousands of protesters staged a mass demonstration in Cairo after a draft constitution was agreed by an Islamist-led assembly. Campaigners say the charter undermines the rights of women and religious minorities, as well as freedom of speech, while opponents of President Mohamed Morsi say it was rushed through to force an early referendum.
More than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. Anger at Mr. Morsi even spilled over into a mosque
Egyptian authorities on Thursday released two Coptic Christian boys taken into in juvenile detention for allegedly urinating on the Quran, but they will remain under investigation, a security official said. Even as news spread that the boys would be freed, their village remained tense. According to priest in the village
A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood occupies Egypt’s presidential palace, leaving many of the country’s Coptic Christians deeply anxious about their future. Now, a new group calling itself the Christian Brotherhood has emerged, vowing to stand up for the rights of Copts.
In the small southern Egyptian town of Azaziya, where almost all the residents are Christians, few doubt that nearly everyone who can is going to vote for Ahmed Shafiq, ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and his longtime friend, in this weekend’s presidential election.
Egypt’s reformist Mohamed ElBaradei announced on Wednesday that he planned to run for president in an election expected to be held this year.
Egypt’s deputy prime minister accused external powers and “remnants” of former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime of fueling a “counter-revolution” in the county.
Pope Benedict XVI denounced Sunday the attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven people dead. Cardinal Walter Kaspar, chairman of the Pontifical Council for Unity Among Christians wrote and told the Coptic Church in Egypt : “Every time we Christians suffer unjustly, it represents a wound to the Body of Christ whom we […]
Clashes broke out Thursday in southern Egypt between more than 2,000 Christian Copts and police after the Christmas Eve killing of six Copts in a drive-by shooting, police officials said. The violence broke out in the southern town of Nagaa Hammadi where a policeman was also killed and six Copts wounded Wednesday when three men […]