Tag Archives: Copts

The Week in Egypt: Week 22 (May 29-June4)

Top Headlines Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar (early Monday) Egyptian closes its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation Four army personnel killed during anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s Western … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 21 (May 22-28)

Relatives of Coptic Christians surround their coffins, during their funeral service- via AP Top Headlines Gunmen in Egypt Force Coptic Christian Pilgrims From Buses and Kill at least 28 ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting on Coptic Christians in Egypt … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Come-to-Jesus Moment

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
Samuel Tadros, a chronicler of modern Egypt and its Copts, opens his new op-ed for the New York Times with a passionate and moody warning from a friend:  “At this rate Copts will be extinct in…

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 15 ( Apr 10-16)

Main Headlines Interior ministry announces identity ‪Sunday’s suicide bombers of both Alexandria and Tanta Cathedrals Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks   Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 14 ( April 3-9)

Top Headlines  Trump welcomed Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record Twin attacks kill at least 45 Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings Coptic Christians rage at Tanta security chief over … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 11 ( March 13-19)

Top Headlines Pope to visit Egypt next month President Sisi to meet Trump in Washington in early April Reuters: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role Russia denies deploying airbase in Egypt Mubarak returns to his … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017-Week 2 (Jan 9-15)

Top Headlines Militants attack checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai, killing 8 New restrictive measures to enter Sinai Al-Sisi: Egypt’s counterterrorism efforts is staking a heavy toll on state sources Cabinet creates protests-free zone around vital facilites Egypt slams EU, UK for … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 50 ( Dec 12- 18)

Top Headlines IS group claims responsibility for Cairo’s ST Mark Cathedral bombing Qatar rejects Cairo cathedral bombing involvement claim Egypt executes prominent Islamist militant Habara amid threats of retaliation Egypt says traces of explosives have been found on bodies from … Continue reading

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Carnage at the Cathedral

Coffins of some of the victims of the explosion at Coptic Cathedral (AFP) “Is that a church or a military fortress?” my Islamist medical school colleague asked as she gazed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, her face reflected a … Continue reading

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