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Father Ayyūb Yūssuf, pastor of the Catholic Church in the village of Dalgā in the governorate of Minya, has called for the arrest of seven men accused of assaulting a Coptic man. The men suddenly arrived at the home of Kāmil Sālih Jād al-Rabb, 62, beat him and dragged him along the ground. Joseph...
Security organs of the al-Minyā Directorate in Upper Egypt have deployed female police officers to protect houses of worship including churches and monasteries, in accordance to a plan put into place to confront any hostile acts during the celebrations of Easter.
The verdict passed by al-Minya Criminal Court on May 21 convicting 12 Copts and sentencing them to life imprisonment while acquitting eight accused Muslims in the same case, known as the Abū Qurqās sedition case, has caused widespread anger among the Copts. Arab-West Report asked intern Cassie...
  Two news reports have stoked sectarian tensions in Upper Egypt in recent weeks. The first involves two young Coptic girls who were allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. The second involves a protest at a church were Muslims reportedly threatened to kill the priest...   There is a...
The article discusses incidents of sectarian strife that erupt in Upper Egypt between Muslims and Copts over issues such as land and watering rights. It details a number of personal accounts of violence over these issues.
Grief still hangs over the village of Dayr al- Barshā despite the passage of more than one month since the brutal killings involving two related Christian families over agricultural property.
Nabīl Zakī analyses human rights violations committed by Egyptian police.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.
The article reports that nearly two million Christians and Muslims are celebrating the Virgin Mary festival, which is held annually on Jabal al-Tayr Mountain in al-Minyā governorate, Upper Egypt, marking the anniversary of the Holy Family’s journey in Egypt and their visit to this part of the...
The review focuses on a feast celebrating the anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s stay in Upper Egypt during the visit of the Holy Family to Egypt, attended by two million Coptic and Muslim visitors.
The Coptic residents of one of Egypt´s new towns filed an application to the Minister of Housing for the allocation of land to build a church because there is no church in their town that includes six mosques. The Minister agreed and they started the procedure to obtain a permit. Then a mosque...
The security authorities referred 47 Muslim and Christian defendants, who perpetrated the riots in the village of Beni Walmis, to the prosecution of Minya. The prosecution examined the location of the incident where it found damages in the church building. Also, six houses situated near the church...
According to the author, building churches is a controversial issue, over which many Muslim-Christian clashes erupt.
Some priests and a number of Coptic villagers demonstrated in front of the police station of the Saft al-Laban village, al-Minyā, calling for the return of the 22-year-old Kristen, allegedly claimed to have been abducted and raped.
The Christians and Muslims of the village of Damshāw Hāshim recently witnessed sectarian violence between a majority of Muslims and a minority of Christians, united by poverty. Alienated by unemployment, idleness and penury, the young are full of a hatred that does not distinguish between religions...
The problem started in July of last year, when a Christian family started building a house in Damshāw, and rumor spread that the family was building a church for the Christian residents of the village.
Egyptian authorities imposed power on a village in Minia governorate after the eruption of fights between Muslims and Copts. The Ministry of Interior issued a statement denying that this incident has any political or sectarian motives. A fight had occurred between some members of a Muslim family...
Al-Ashmounain village in Al-Minya governorate is one of the main stations of the Holy Family. In spite of its historic importance, the security forces shut down the church in 1986 for "security reasons". What is really amazing is that when the people asked to re-open and restore the church, their...
The letter of the Bishop of Deir Mawass in Minya governorate to Watani newspaper, which was published under in the article titled: "The Echoes of the Statement of the Hundred", provoked rage in the hearts of Muslims and Christians together. They protest that his narration of the matter he relates...

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