President El-Sisi says he plans to issue a decree that bans 'insulting' the January 25 uprising and June 30 mass protests
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is to issue a presidential decree that "criminalises insultingthe 25 January and 30 June uprisings."
‘Signs of hope are rare and it is hard to find anyone looking hopeful or with a smile on their face’
Diary from a Christian pastor living in Aleppo, the Syrian city that has become a key battleground between rebels and President Assad’s government forces.
Persecution of Christians is the indicator for other religious minorities in the region.
The relics of St. Thomas the Apostle were spirited away before ISIS jihadists could grab them, but ancient Christian churches and paintings in northern Iraq were ransacked, according to two speakers.
According to attorney Karam Ghobrial (“Gabriel”), his client, Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Muslim convert to Christianity, remains illegally incarcerated and has “vowed to starve himself to death.”
Al Shabaab militants have slaughtered 36 quarry workers in northern Kenya – all of the victims are believed to be Christian. Local residents told the BBC that the militants separated the group from Muslim workers before shooting them dead.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.