(Morning Star News) – Bomb attacks on two Coptic churches holding Palm Sunday services in Egypt today killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 others, according to reports. The first bomb exploded in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, at St. George’s Church about 60 miles north of Cairo, killing at least […]
Blasts in Tanta and Alexandria kill at least 44 people.
Converts from Islam said to face delays, denials and deceit.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Convert from Islam Ebrahim Firoozi learned only in the past week that an Iranian appeals court in December upheld his five-year prison sentence for crimes related to practicing his faith, advocates reported. At the same time, the appeal of three men sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking Communion wine has […]
Seven Copts on peninsula slain in one month.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of Christians continue to flood out of the Egyptian town of Al-Arish in northern Sinai after the third Copt in a week was gunned down on Thursday (Feb. 23), reportedly by Islamic State-linked militants. The mass exodus comes after three Coptic Christians were killed in what appears to be […]
Jihadists fight under the radar in Africa.
(Morning Star News) – While war in the Middle East dominated international headlines, Islamic extremists in the shadows were taking jihad to Christian civilians in Africa with unprecedented intensity in 2016. In Nigeria, Muslim ethnic Fulanis looked less like nomadic herdsmen and more like well-armed, well-funded jihadist militants. Close Muslim relatives and Islamist village mobs […]
Islamist terrorists killed 16 at nursing home.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – A Catholic priest kidnapped in Yemen almost 10 months ago appealed for help in a video released this week by a terrorist group. The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped on March 4 in Aden, Yemen when a group of militants, thought to belong to an offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) […]
Government claims suicide bomber was responsible.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – As government investigators sifted through the scene of Egypt’s worst bombing attack against Christians in the nation’s history, today the families of those who were slain mourned and buried their dead. Yesterday (Dec. 11) morning, at least 24 worshippers were killed and 49 wounded when an explosion ripped through the […]
Assailants suspect Copts of turning center into church building.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Dozens of Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt are rebuilding their lives after Muslim extremists on Friday (Nov. 25) attacked them on suspicions that they were converting a meeting hall and community center into a church building. After noon prayers in Al-Nagameesh village in Sohag Governorate, a group of Muslims set […]
After deportation of two U.S. Christians, expatriate Christians further unsettled.
(Morning Star News) – An emergency order issued over the weekend makes it significantly easier for Turkey to deport expatriates, further unsettling foreign Christians after the government this month ordered the deportation two U.S. Christians. The directive eliminates the need for a court decision before a foreigner can be deported, amending sections of the 2013 […]
Pastor Behnam Irani released.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Three Iranian Christians sentenced to receive 80 lashes for drinking wine during a Communion service filed an appeal Wednesday (Oct. 25) to have their case overturned, a noted advocacy group reported. In a trial that lasted a mere 10 minutes, the three converts from Islam, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb […]
Five nationalists had been freed after conviction, sentencing.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Turkey last night arrested the five Muslim nationalists convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the torture and murder of three Christians in southeast Turkey in 2007. A source told Morning Star News of the arrests last evening, and advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC) confirmed it […]