By Samy Magdy, Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
Gunmen blasted an isolated bus packed with men, women and children in Egypt, killing at least 28. The victims were Coptic Christians who were making their way to a monastery along an unpaved desert road. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret…
By PBS NewsHour
More than two dozen people are dead, including children, after gunmen fired on buses filled with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, Egypt, in an attack the Islamic State claimed Saturday.
By Corinne Segal
Security was on high alert across Cairo as Pope Francis arrived for meetings with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and the leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians and a peace conference for Christians and Muslims. Just three weeks ago, 45 people died when…
The murder of Egyptian Christian hostages by the Islamic State in Libya raises the alarm that the militant group is expanding from its territory in Syria and Iraq. Gwen Ifill talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International…
In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack in Times of National Stress…
By Larisa Epatko
When Mary, a 29-year-old Coptic Christian from Minya, Egypt, landed seven months ago at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia, many thoughts were swirling in her head.
While thousands of Egyptians in Cairo rejoiced over President Mohammed Morsi's overthrow in July, others were concerned about possible reprisals against the country's minority Coptic Christians.
Tensions are on the rise in Egypt between Muslim and Coptic Christian factions and these religious divisions have begun to escalate to violence. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Cairo.
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