Coptic Christian

Egyptian parliament approves extending state of emergency for three months

Egypt's parliament has approved a presidential decision to extend the state of emergency nationwide for another three months.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt - medical sources

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt - medical sources

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt`s population of 92 million, have been the subject of a series of deadly attacks in recent months.

May 26, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations

 The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II says he will be canceling most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers.

Apr 15, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Egypt jails four schoolboys for ''insulting Islam''

A court in Egypt sentenced four young Coptic Christian schoolboys to five years in jail for contempt of religion.

Feb 26, 2016, 14:37 PM IST

Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead: Hospital

An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said Friday.

Dec 26, 2014, 16:24 PM IST

Lower Egypt voter turnout threatens Sisi mandate

Egyptians cast their votes in a presidential election on Wednesday that is certain to install former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president, but his call for an overwhelming mandate did not appear to have been heeded by voters.

May 29, 2014, 03:38 AM IST

Mursi prepones Egypt’s parliamentary elections

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has preponed first post-constitution parliamentary elections from April with the dates clashing with Easter, even opposition`s Mohamed ElBaradei threatened boycott.

Feb 24, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

Egypt military takes over inquiry of Coptic unrest

Coptic Christians say they are treated like second-class citizens and repeated attacks on them go unpunished.

Oct 14, 2011, 11:35 AM IST