The prosecution-general is investigating a new Coptic orthodox church fire that erupted in southern Egypt that left no causalities, a statement released on Tuesday said.
At least 25 people were killed and more than 35 injured in Egypt on Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in smashed into a parked truck, official media reported.
Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to release nine Coptic Christians who were arbitrarily detained at the end of January after protesting against the authorities’ refusal to rebuild a church that had burned down five years ago.
Protests, arrests in Minya village point to longstanding discriminatory policies over church permits
Over two days in late January, dozens of Coptic Christian residents of the village of Ezbet Farag Allah in Minya staged a demonstration in front of the Diocese of Samalut to demand government approval for the construction of a church in their village to replace their place of worship which …
Egyptian Public Prosecution authorities ordered the immediate detaining of three men on Sunday 11 October pending investigations into their alleged mishandling of Sinopharm vaccine doses in Minya.
Egyptian authorities arrested the parents and sibling of a political detainee who alleged he was tortured and sexually abused in prison, according to his brother.
When family, friends and members of Minya’s Coptic community gathered in church on Friday, tensions and grievances had been building for two days.
Egyptian authorities have arrested eight people following clashes that erupted on Wednesday evening between Muslims and Coptic Christians in the Minya governorate, reported local and foreign media on Thursday.
More disturbing episodes of intimidation against Coptic Christians took place this month in the village of Manshiyet Zaafarana in Minya governorate, 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Cairo.
A police officer has been charged with the murder of two Coptic Christian men who were killed in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate last week.