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Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday.

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President had ordered strikes against terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were travelling in a bus and other vehicles.  

Gunmen kill 23 Christians on road to monastery in Egypt: Official

Gunmen killed 23 Coptic Christians and wounded 25 others on Friday as they were driving to a monastery in Minya province, south of Cairo, the provincial governor.

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.

United Nations restarts Syria talks with fresh format, same challenges

Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should prosper from a tighter format and a recent deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday, playing down dismissive comments by President Bashar al-Assad.

Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Saad Mohammed, who has hand-painted Islamic motifs on the walls and ceilings of his home in the town of Belqina, has reproduced the Muslim holy book on a paper scroll 700 metres long.
 

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

 Remains of nearly 4000-year-oldmodel garden was found in an open courtyard outside a Middle Kingdom (2050 to 1800 BC) tomb.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

A crowd of about 15,000 people cheered and released yellow and white balloons with Pope Francis, flanked by security, circling the Cairo stadium on a golf cart.

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt`s small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings.

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

In a video uploaded online, Shaimaa called bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating Eman, a 'liar' adding that he is not giving right/factual updates about her sister's recovery.

 

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.

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

Egyptian Copts observed a solemn Good Friday with prayers and fasting, as the community reeled from a pair of church bombings that killed dozens on Palm Sunday.

Egypt says second church suicide bomber identified

Egypt says second church suicide bomber identified

Egypt's interior ministry said on Thrusday it had identified the bomber who targeted a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in the northern city of Tanta, killing 28 people.

Egypt imposes three-month emergency after twin bombings by ISIS

Egypt on Monday imposed a three-month state of emergency and ordered the military to protect vital infrastructure after the Islamic State terror group targeted two minority Coptic Christian churches in powerful bombings, killing at least 45 people and wounding more than 100 others.

Pressed in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State lashes out in Egypt

The twin bombings of churches in Egypt suggest that Islamic State group jihadists are lashing out as they find themselves coming under increasing pressure in Iraq and Syria, analysts say.

French president to support Egypt's fight against terrorism

French president to support Egypt's fight against terrorism

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday vowed to mobilise his country`s forces to support Egypt`s combat against terrorism following bombings of Coptic churches that killed 43 and injured 100 people.

15 dead in Egypt church bombing

At least 15 people were killed and 42 others injured on Sunday in a powerful explosion inside a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian Nile delta city of Tanta.