CAIRO: The Egyptian Orthodox Church recently agreed to join a campaign launched by members of the Coptic Diaspora requesting the government to approve the building of places of worship, an urgent plea that came after the collapse of a church last month. On Feb. 21, 2009 a church in the governorate of Sohag collapsed causing the downfall of four other neighboring houses.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Hamas will not receive any of the American aid earmarked for the reconstruction of Gaza and the Palestinian Authority, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday at the Gaza donors' conference. Speaking at the second session of the conference alongside other foreign ministers and Quartet Middle East Envoy Tony Blair, Clinton, as well as almost every other delegation representative attending made it abundantly clear that the funds pledged at the conference would solely go through the Palestinian Authority.
The Egyptian Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical churches have decided to take part in the campaign launched by some Christian activists and expatriate Copts' websites to urge the government to speed up the enactment of the unified law for building places of worship.
Gamal Mubarak Starts Introductory Visit to Washington Tomorrow and Attends Symposium on Presidential Succession in Egypt
Gamal Mubarak, assistant secretary general of Egypt's National Democratic Party (NDP) and reporter of the party's policies secretariat, is due to kick off a two-day visit to the US capital Washington tomorrow.
A Coptic minor girl, who disappeared on Wednesday evening with a Muslim man, was returned next morning by the police, after hundreds of Copts crowded in front of the police department, demanding her return. The 16-year-old Abeer Ibrahim was handed over on 26th February, to the Mallawi Diocese, Upper Egypt.
Six Egyptian Christians Sentenced to Three Years Imprisonment for Not Observing Islamic Holiday. WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2009) â€“ International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Egyptian authorities recently sentenced six Christian brothers to three years in prison for opening their cafÃ© during the Muslim fasting season of Ramadan last September.
This has not been a good week for al-Qaida and its top leadership. First, one of the founders of the number one terror group in the world has come out with a stunning attack on the current top leadership of al-Qaida, accusing them of being immoral, corrupt and on the payroll of Arab intelligence services. And second, geographers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) believe to have narrowed down the possible hiding place of the organization's mastermind, Osama bin Laden, to three buildings in Pakistan.
President Hosni Mubarak yesterday held talks with Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir who came for a brief visit of just a few hours to Cairo.