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With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

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Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

The Coptic Orthodox Church said in a statement that it would receive the faithful in its churches with restrictions that include social distancing and wearing masks.

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

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Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi ...

Egypt court sentences <em>Coptic</em> monks for abbot's killing

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Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert ...

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Orthodox congregations watch Easter services from home during lockdown

Televised and online services replaced the usually packed-out Orthodox Easter congregations across Eastern Europe and the Middle East as coronavirus lockdowns persist.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

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Egypt postpones new administrative capital move over coronavirus

Postponing the move to the new capital is a major blow to a project personally conceived of by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, which ...

Amnesty calls for immediate release of 'tortured' Egypt researcher

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Amnesty calls for immediate release of 'tortured' Egypt researcher

Patrick Zaky, a researcher for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was allegedly tortured by electrocution while being interrogated.

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Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with ...

Egyptian <em>Coptic</em> rights activist faces 'terror' charges

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Egyptian Coptic rights activist faces 'terror' charges

An Egyptian Coptic rights activist is facing charges of joining a "terror" group and spreading misinformation, his lawyer confirmed ...

Christian woman sworn onto Sudan's transitional council

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Christian woman sworn onto Sudan's transitional council

Aisha Musa Saeed is a Coptic woman who has been elected as the 11th member of Sudan's transitional council.

<em>Coptic</em> woman sworn onto Sudan's transitional council

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Coptic woman sworn onto Sudan's transitional council

Aisha Musa Saeed is a Coptic woman who has been elected as the 11th member of Sudan's transitional council.

Rami Malek rejects terrorist tropes for 007 villain role

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Rami Malek rejects terrorist tropes for 007 villain role

The 'Mr Robot' star rejected the idea of playing a religiously-motivated extremist.

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Egypt condemns man to death for Cairo church attack

An Egyptian man was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for an attack on a Cairo church claimed by IS.

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Khartoum erupts with joy as Bashir successor steps down

Sudan's military council chief General Awad Ibn Ouf steps down one day after he was sworn in.

Sarah Khalil

Arab or Copt? Rami Malek Oscar win sparks debate

An Oscar win for American-Egyptian actor Rami Malik's has seen his identity as a member of Egypt's Coptic minority come under the ...

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Egypt sentences two monks to death over bishop's killing

An Egyptian court has sentenced two Coptic monks to death over the killing of a bishop at the Saint Macarius monastery in Wadi ...

Egypt police kill six militants in shootout: ministry

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Egypt police kill six militants in shootout: ministry

Six militants have been killed in southern Egypt, the country's interior ministry has said.

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Egypt police officer killed defusing bomb at Coptic church

An Egyptian police officer, who was an explosives expert, has been killed while defusing a bomb in a church in eastern Cairo days before ...

Egypt creates body to fight 'sectarian incidents'

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Egypt creates body to fight 'sectarian incidents'

Egypt has announced the creation of a committee to tackle "sectarian incidents".

In Qatar, Christianity grows on the fringes

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In Qatar, Christianity grows on the fringes

In Pictures: Hidden behind a grey enclosure wall in the rocky outskirts of Doha, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has been a sanctuary for a ...

Egyptian <em>Christians</em> rally at funeral against police killing

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Egyptian Christians rally at funeral against police killing

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have rallied at the funeral of two members of their community who were shot dead by a policeman in the ...

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