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The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
In order to shed a light on Coptic pilgrimage places, this article introduces forgotten Coptic historical sites. One of the most important historical churches is in al-Zaqāzīq, al-Sharqiyah Governorate, and goes by the name al-Qiddīs Yūsuf al-Najjār Church (Saint Joseph the Carpenter). 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, who was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, received will-wishers offering congratulations for the 118th Pope of Alexandria and the See of Saint Mark.
A spokesman for the president said a meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday (November 20) between President Muḥammad Mursī and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II was postponed over the death of the president’s sister Monday evening.
A prosecutor in al-Sharqia governorate ordered the four-day investigative custody of a female student of the Faculty of Arts and her boyfriend on charges of disdaining religion.
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
A police officer, al-shahāt [martyr] Mitwally Ahmad, lost his life after he was attacked by a group of terrorists who fired four bullets at him while he was on his way to work in the al-Qantarah police station, Sharqia.
After the mass prayer at the Church of Bishop Antonius in the province Nahal, people of al-Zaqaziq mourned the body of the martyr Kyrillos Fādil Najīb in a funeral procession, however, the mother of the martyr does not believe that he has really died
supporters of the ousted president Muhammad Mursī pursue a “Muslim Brotherhood Policy” that is based on killing Egyptian citizens for several reasons. For example they slaughtered a Taxi driver and set his car on fire for showing the victory sign, they set fire to houses that show the picture of al...
Unknown persons had put a packet of dynamite next to the outer wall of the the HolyVirginChurch, in al-Saff [south of Cairo] while Coptic festivities were held. Explosives experts prevented the explosion.
Attackers, believed to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeted the house of a Coptic family in Nakariyah village, Sharqia. They attempted to kill the members of the family and start a sectarian strife (fitnah).  A number of armed persons stormed the house of Eng. Sabry ‘Issa Makary, General...
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have attempted to execute a number of attacks with improvised explosives near polling stations.
On October 4, 2010, Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, 47, decided to leave his work as an Imam in the Sharqiyah governorate and emigrate to the United States, fleeing from society’s rejection of his homosexuality. This emigration brought with it a remarkable story for the Egyptian Imam, who dared to open what...
Rānyā Khalīl Ibrāhīm, the heroine of yet another sectarian trouble sparked recently in Mīt Bashār village, Minyā al-Qamh town, al-Sharqia governorate, said that she was not kidnapped and that she left her father’s home with her own free will.
Coptic leaders and church sources welcomed the decisions by the People’s Assembly human rights committee and the ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory panel to have Coptic families forced out of their homes in Sharbāt village, al-‘Āmrīyah, return to their homes.  
Meanwhile, Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Muhammad 'Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī appealed to preachers and clerics to shoulder their responsibilities and work on bringing the sectarian fitnah to a halt. Mustafá Salāh, the prosecutor of Minyā al-Qamh, ordered placement of 15-year-old Rānyā...
A group of Coptic movements, which groups Christian and Muslim activists, protested outside parliament to condemn the forced displacement of Christian families from al-'Āmrīyah and acts of violence in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Sharqia governorate. "The Coptic Coalition Movement and other...
MP Marian Malāk forwarded a question in parliament over  Mīt Bashār incidents, calling for investigating the circumstances that led to the demolition of a church fence and burning of a chamber inside the Christian house of worship.  
Local residents said they will confront any attempts to spark sectarian troubles as Salafīs formed a security cordon alongside the policemen to protect the church and to make sure that no Copts or any of their houses or property come under attack. Some locals had rushed to the church on the belief...
Quiet prevailed in the village of Mīt Bashār on Wednesday (February 15) after a heated night of confrontations between security forces and local residents, leaving five anti-riot policemen wounded, over the disappearance of a Coptic girl of the name Rānyā Khalīl Ibrāhīm, who converted to Islam six...

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