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A new study reveals a decrease in the Christian population by a third, yet the Ṭāʾif  Agreement imposes parity. Only a few buildings are still inhabited by Christians west of the old Ṣaydā road in al- Ḥadath area in the suburb of Southern Beirut, after the departure of hundreds of people, and the...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns the closure by the security services of the Coptic Church of Anbā Kārās in the village of Naga’ al-Ghafīr in Sohāg governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-Coptic slogans against Christian citizens.
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
Many Muslims have fled the western half of the Central African Republic, out of fear of religious cleansing, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. The UN Security Council is considering a motion to create a peacekeeping force of 12,000 soldiers to prevent the...
During the third session of the Women on The Front Lines conference, Egypt’s Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nadia Makram Ebeid or ʿUbayd, said that she rejects the terminology used to describe the migration of Christians from the Middle East as ‘evacuation’, commenting that such...
The Orthodox Coptic Patriarchy in Alexandria announced that is will be holding a prayer service tonight with a specified section dedicated towards praying for the Christians in Syria, Palestine, and Iraq.
There have been numerous demands to call off the Egyptian Family House (EFH), following its intervention in the Coptic crisis in the village of Dimshāw Hāshim in Minya. The governorate of Minya has witnessed many attacks on Copts, the latest of which led to the displacement of some families from...
Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, said that the five Coptic detainees are: ‘Izat Hakīm, ‘Isá Ibrāhīm, ‘Adil Shākir, Shirīf Ramsīs, and ‘Imād Sidīq. He added that the detainees are being tortured by the Libyan Preventive Security Unit and have to be released immediately. ...
Salafīs have saved the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdāh neighborhood, in the western Alexandria district of al-'Āmrīyah, from a conflagration that could have consumed everyone in its way, said the spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, the second largest in the Egyptian parliament. 

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