Hundreds of Muslims pelted Christian-owned shops and a police station with stones in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Sunday after a Muslim man was killed, an eyewitness said.
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has for the first time issued a certificate of conversion to a Muslim-born Christian, his lawyer said, in a country where religious conversion is highly sensitive.
BAGHDAD â€” Five American soldiers and two members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in a massive suicide truck bombing Friday near the headquarters of the Iraqi national police in the northern city of Mosul, a United States military spokesman said.
Lâ€™AQUILA â€” Thousands of weeping mourners took part Friday in an emotional funeral Mass for the victims of an earthquake that devastated the mountainous Abruzzo region of central Italy, leaving 289 people dead.
Iranian Prosecutor: Saberi spied under guise of journalist American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been detained in a notorious Tehran prison since January, has been charged with spying, deputy prosecutor Hassan Haddad said on Wednesday. "Her case has been sent to the revolutionary court. She, without press credentials, was carrying out spying activities under the guise of being a reporter," Haddad was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.
A group led by a Lebanese was arrested on charges of belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah, trying to set up headquarters in Egypt, promoting Shiite Islam and smuggling arms to Hamas through tunnels on the borders, al-Masry al-Youm has learnt.