Egypt arrests Coptic community rights activist amid heightened surveillance measures
CAIRO (RNS) — Early on Nov. 23, plainclothes police arrived at the home of Ramy Kamel, a tailor and advocate for the Coptic community. Human rights groups have expressed alarm over Kamel’s arrest and a renewed crackdown on activists and journalists in Egypt.
Anger erupts in Egypt after massacre of Christian pilgrims
MINYA, Egypt (RNS) — An assault that killed seven Coptic Christians on Friday (Nov. 2) follows a May 2017 ambush at the same location, also by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State. Now, Copts say they have had enough of platitudes.
Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9
(AP) Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
In a bid to promote diversity, Egypt plans to restore Alexandria synagogue
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (RNS) — Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced his agency would fund the restoration of the Prophet Elijah Synagogue.
Egyptian minister sacked after saying he would jail Prophet Muhammad
CAIRO — Ahmed al-Zend, a hard-liner and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood, had said he would jail the prophet himself if he broke the law.