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EgyptAir crash investigation focuses on smoke, debris

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Tragedy | Investigators say smoke was detected in multiple places on a downed EgyptAir flight moments before it crashed, but the cause of the disaster remains unclear.

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Body part, suitcases spotted in search for missing EgyptAir flight

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Tragedy | UPDATE: Egyptian search crews have located debris—including a body part, two seats and suitcases—180 miles north of the city of Alexandria, in the…

Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Egypt | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah…

Italy recalls ambassador to Egypt amid police torture scandal

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Cairo’s El Nadim Center is one of many Egyptian NGOs fighting for human rights in a country where it’s a rarity. For more than 20 years, the local…

Globe Trot: French journalist jailed over war crimes book

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | THE HAGUE: A French journalist is being held like a war criminal, in solitary confinement with lights on 24 hours a day, over her 2007 book revealing a war…

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in checkpoint attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | An Egypt-based Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate killed 15 policemen on Saturday in a mortar attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish. Witnesses reported…

Rights groups ask Egypt to overturn Christian teens’ blasphemy convictions

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Human rights advocates are asking Egyptian officials to overturn sentences handed down last month to three Coptic teenagers over a video they made to mock…

Is Egypt headed for another revolution?

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Furious Egyptian protestors surrounded Cairo’s security headquarters last night after a police officer killed a 24 year-old taxi driver over a fare dispute.

Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died today at a hospital in Cairo after falling and breaking his pelvis. He was 93. A prominent Egyptian…

Egyptian army begins restoring churches damaged in 2013 uprising

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Coptic leaders in Egypt are praising a new government effort to restore churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood nearly three years ago. President Abdel…

Coptic Christian teens face blasphemy trial in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Naomi Inman
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Egypt | Three Egyptian Coptic high school boys will appear in a Cairo court tomorrow to face charges of “insulting Islam,” according to their lawyer, Maher…

 
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