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As Islamists Take Over Towns In Egypt's South, Christians Fear For Future

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

DALGA, Egypt — The Coptic Orthodox priest would only talk to his visitor after hiding from the watchful eyes of the bearded Muslim outside, who ...

Romance Fuels Sectarian Row

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

CAIRO — An alleged romance between an Egyptian Muslim college student and a Coptic Christian man heightened sectarian tension on Friday in a sma...

Prophet Muhammad Drawing Sparks Clashes In Egypt

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

CAIRO — Around 200 Coptic Christians and Muslims clashed in a southern Egyptian province after a drawing depicting the Prophet Muhammad was post...

WATCH: Persecuted Coptic Christians Speak

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Egyptians don't have it easy. But Copts, the Christian minority in Egypt, have it worse. In the last month, Coptic Christians were attacked while marc...

Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

It is still unclear how Egyptian legislation under increasingly Islamist influence might treat the Copts and other religious minorities, but it is an increasingly grim outlook.

Coptic Christians Attacked During March

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

CAIRO — Attackers threw rocks and broken glass at a march by Coptic Christians in Cairo Thursday, injuring 10, in the latest outbreak of sectari...

Hundreds March In Egypt To Mourn Slain Christians

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggere...

What Do The Copts Mean For The Arab Spring?

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

During the peak of euphoria in Tahrir Square, many Egyptian Christians set aside their grievances with the Muslim majority. A long-forming pattern of anti-Christian violence has since increased across the country.

Egypt's Military Rulers Criminalize Discrimination

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's transitional military rulers have issued a decree prohibiting all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of religion. ...

Quiet Funeral For Egyptian Soldiers Killed In Clashes

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers blamed Christian protesters and "enemies of the revolution" on Wednesday for triggering the clashes that left 26...

Copts Bury Slain Protesters, Blame Egyptian Military For Deaths

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

CAIRO — Videos of military armored vehicles plowing through Christian protesters and images of their flattened bodies are fueling rage against t...

Egypt's Copts Fear Empowerment Of Islamist Fundamentalists

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Coptic Christians have long felt like second-class citizens in their own country. Now many fear that the power vacuum left after the...