Young Christian Woman Said To Be Kidnapped Outside Cairo, Egypt

Third apparent abduction in area since accidental shooting of Muslim.

CAIRO (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic woman in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt remains missing after her disappearance last week from an area where Muslim attacks against Christians have surged, sources said. Suzan Ashraf Rawy, 22, left for work by foot from her home in Al Khosous on the morning of June 5 but […]

Islamic Extremists in Egypt Slaughter Coptic Christians on Pilgrimage to Monastery

Islamist gunmen open fire on bus full of youths.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Heavily armed Islamists in Egypt ambushed a youth pilgrimage to a monastery this morning, shooting dozens of bus passengers to death and leaving more to succumb to their wounds on a desert road. The attack in Minya Province killed 30 people, following the recent death in a hospital of one […]

Bombings at Two Churches in Egypt Turn Palm Sunday into Scenes of Carnage

Blasts in Tanta and Alexandria kill at least 44 people.

(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 […]

Christians Imprisoned in Iran Pine under Biased Justice System, Advocates Say

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 […]

Christians in Al-Arish, Egypt Flee after Killings in Northern Sinai

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 […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2016

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 […]

Kidnapped Priest in Yemen Appeals for Help in Video

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) […]

Coptic Christians in Egypt Mourn after Worst Church Bombing in Country’s History

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 […]

Muslim Extremists in Egypt Torch Coptic Christian Homes, Businesses

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 […]

Emergency Order Broadens Turkey’s Powers to Deport Foreigners

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 […]