A delegation from MARED 'Egyptians against Religious Discrimination', an anti-religious discrimination group, delivered a Note of Urgency to the Minister of Interior Habib el-Adli on February 9th, 2009, requesting the release of Coptic Munir Guirgis, detained since July 2007, after a dispute with some Muslims.
Mariam Azmy Fouad, a Christian secondary school student in the satellite city of Tenth of Ramadan east of Cairo, narrowly escaped death when she attempted suicide
KABUL (AP) â€” No one knows who brought the book to the mosque, or at least no one dares say. The pocket-size translation of the Quran has already landed six men in prison in Afghanistan and left two of them begging judges to spare their lives. They're accused of modifying the Quran and their fate could be decided Sunday in court.
The State Council Court met in a closed session on Saturday, February 7th, 2009, to hear the second ever case filed by a Muslim-born Egyptian convert, to officially alter his, and his minor daughter's religious affiliation from Islam to Christianity.
GENEVA (AP) â€” A Saudi Arabian official says mosques can be the only places of worship in his country, rejecting pressure to change heavy restrictions on religious besides Islam.
A foster mother with ten years' experience has been struck off after a Muslim girl she was looking after converted to Christianity, it has been reported. A local council removed the woman from their register for failing to "respect and preserve" the teenager's faith, even though the girl made her own decision to change religion when she was 16.
Junior State Security Officer Refuses to Implement Presidential Decree to Rebuild Section of Burnt Coptic Monastery
Monks at Archangel Michaelâ€™s Monastery, Deir el Naga, have sent a plea to President Mobarak asking:What are we to do Mr. President? after a junior State Security officer, refused to implement the Presidential Decree issued by President Hosni Mubarak on 26th October 2008.
Al-Masry Al-Youm has learnt that a delegation of Amnesty International is currently in Cairo for a two-week visit to discuss human rights situation in Egypt, especially with regard to detainees and prisoners and the problem of slums, according to a member of the delegation called Saad Haddadi.
The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) condemned Wednesday Hamasâ€™ confiscation of aid supplies as the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a $600 million reconstruction program for Gaza.
We, the undersigned, support the Coptic Christian Community in the UK, in petitioning the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the Rt. Hon. Ed Balls, MP to consider the placement of 3 Coptic Christian children, by Westminster City Council, with a Muslim foster family.