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Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead.The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people's homes. It needs to be approved by parliament before it is implemented.So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday.The group has targeted Copts in Egypt recently and warns of more attacks.Mr ...
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Egypt Coptic churches targeted in blasts on Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9, 2017
A second blast has been reported near a church in northern Egypt, hours after at least 21 people were killed during a Palm Sunday service.The explosion in front of a church in Alexandria has injured several people, according to state TV.The earlier blast targeted St George's Coptic church in the city of Tanta, about 130km (80 miles) south-east.Egypt's Christian minority has often been targeted by Islamist militants in recent years.The blasts appear to have been ...
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Egypt Coptic church blast 'kills at least 21' in Nile Delta

Sunday, April 9, 2017
At least 21 people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at a church in northern Egypt, state media say.The blast targeted St George's Coptic church in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta.The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but Egypt's Christian minority has often been targeted by Islamist militants in recent years.It was timed for maximum impact, as people gathered to mark Palm Sunday. Egyptian security forces ...
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Church Explosion In Egypt Leaves At Least 21 Dead, Dozens Injured

Sunday, April 9, 2017
At least 21 people were killed and dozens injured after a bomb went off in a church north of Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.The director of the provincial ambulance service Magdi Awad told The Associated Press that 21 people died and at least 38 people were wounded.Egyptian state television also reported the explosion and said 50 people were injured in addition to the 21 killed.The interior ministry said the explosion was in Mergerges church in Tanta, ...
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Two Attacks Target Coptic Christians In Egypt

Sunday, April 9, 2017
At least 35 people were killed and scores injured after explosions in two different Egyptian cities at Coptic Christian churches Sunday.The interior ministry said one of the explosions was a bombing in Mar Gerges church in Tanta, a city in the north of Egypt in the Nile Delta, located between Cairo and Alexandria. The church was full at the time with worshippers observing Coptic Christian Palm Sunday.Health ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahed told Egyptian state television ...
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Dozens Killed As 2 Attacks Target Coptic Christians In Egypt

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Relatives and onlookers gather outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, Egypt on Sunday.Updated at 8:21 a.m. ET At least 35 people were killed and scores injured after explosions in two different Egyptian cities at Coptic Christian churches Sunday.The interior ministry said one of the explosions was a bombing in Mar Gerges church in Tanta, a city in the north of Egypt in the Nile Delta, located between ...
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Egypt Coptic church blast 'kills at least 13' in Nile Delta

Sunday, April 9, 2017
At least 13 people have been killed in an explosion at a church in northern Egypt, state media say.The blast targeted the St George Coptic church in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo.A number of television channels said at least 40 people had been injured. The cause of the explosion is not yet known but Egypt's Christian minority has often been targeted by Islamist militants in recent years.In December last year, 25 people died ...
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Pope’s Egypt visit offers chance to improve Catholic-Muslim ties

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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'They shot my husband and son'

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hundreds of Coptic Christians have fled Egypt's northern Sinai region after a spate of attacks by the Islamic State group. They are taking refuge in the city of Ismailiya after seven Christians were murdered within two weeks. Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt's population and have been frequently targeted by Islamic militants, most recently in December when 30 people were killed after a bomb exploded at a church in Cairo.BBC Arabic's Sally Nabil ...
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Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Sunday, January 15, 2017
CAIRO –  Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday.Last May's assault in the central Minya province began after rumors spread that the son of the 70-year-old woman had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in majority Muslim and conservative Egypt.Saturday's decision by the ...
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