Coptic Christians

Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt

Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract

State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44

Two Coptic churches were attacked on Palm Sunday.

Fury after Isis beheads 21 Egyptian Christians

Egypt is enraged after footage showed 21 handcuffed hostages in orange jumpsuits being beheaded by black-suited captors on a beach.

Egypt police hunt for church wedding shooters

Cairo police are now searching for two men on a motorbike who opened fire on guests at a church wedding, killing four including an eight-year-old.

In Islamist-led Egypt Coptic Christians name new pope

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church has chosen a new pope with the hope that he would help protect the Middle East's biggest Christian community.

Anti-Islam film made by Coptic fraudster and pornographer

The anti-Islam film that has triggered rioting across the Muslim world was produced by a US religious group and reportedly directed by a pornographer.

Rich Egyptians weigh emigration as Islamists surge

Egypt's fashionable and rich elite fear a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood and hardline Salafis in the first phase of parliamentary elections.

Cairo under curfew after 24 Copts killed in clash with army

Cairo is under curfew after 24 people, mostly Coptic Christians, died in clashes with security forces in the deadliest violence since Mubarak's fall.

Christian-Muslim affair tests Egypt’s revolution

It started with a Christian woman who wanted a divorce to marry her Muslim lover, and found no other way to do so but to convert to Islam.

Sectarian clashes in Egypt leave 13 dead

Sectarian clashes killed at least 13 people in Cairo on Wednesday as old regime diehards attacked pro-democracy protesters.

Egypt on high alert ahead of Coptic Christmas

Egypt was on high alert on Monday ahead of the Coptic Christmas holiday following a New Year's Day church bombing that killed 21 people.

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