Archive for December, 2011

In Memory of Alexandria One Year On


A protest held in Sydney on the 19th of January, 2010 which was organized by the Australian Coptic Movement in outrage of the Nag Hammadi shootings.    

Egyptian Bishop Warns of Another Massacre in Nag Hammadi


Bishop Kyrillos, the Coptic Orthodox bishop of Nag Hammadi, received last week several threats of attacks to be carried out on churches in Nag Hammadi, either on New Year’s Eve or Christmas Eve on January 6. “I do not want another Nag Hammadi Massacre to happen again,” he said in an interview on the Egyptian […]

Religious violence deplorable


THE murderous bomb attacks launched against Christian churches in Nigeria by Islamic Boko Haram jihadists are bad enough on their own……    

Egypt’s shame: Shock video shows soldiers beating female protesters with metal poles


UNFAZED by TV cameras, Egyptian troops have brutalised protesters in a bid to crush opposition to military rule in nearly 48 hours of continuous fighting in Egypt’s capital that has left more than 300 injured and nine dead.    

Eye for an eye: Egyptian protesters wear injuries as a patch of honour


Eyepatches have become protesters’ new symbol, writes Julie Tomlin.      

The Missing Women of Egypt


The winds of change that have been sweeping over the Arab world have had dramatic consequences in countries like Tunisia, Syria and Egypt.    

American journalist Joseph Mayton: Inside Egypt’s detention center


Clashes between soldiers and protesters in downtown Cairo.    

Family of Murdered Egyptian Christians On the Run Due to Muslim Terror


Two weeks after the murder of two Christian brothers by Muslims during the violence that swept the upper Egyptian village of elGhorayzat, the family of the murdered Christians has temporarily come out of hiding to speak of the terror they have been subjected to and decry the impunity enjoyed by the killers, who are walking […]

In Egypt, evening voter surge keeps polls open late

Voting in Giza

The second round of parliamentary elections is expected to consolidate Islamist parties’ gains from the first round last month. The voting will continue Thursday.    

The end of Sharm el-Sheikh? Islamist parties call for ban on Westerners drinking, wearing bikinis and mixed bathing on Egyptian beaches


1.4m Brits head to Egypt every year on holiday – 70% of them to Red Sea beach resorts Tourism down a third after violent unrest saw overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak Hardline Al-Nour party committed to imposing strict Islamic law in Egypt Sharing of hotel rooms by unmarried couples could also be banned   […]

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