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Coptic church in Vancouver destroyed by fire; was target of arson attempt last week

By Vancouver Sun – The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Surrey RCMP said it is being treated as ‘suspicious’  A congregation and community are in shock after an [...]

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Christians In Iran Facing Heightened Persecution In Wake Of Recent Elections

By Christianity Daily – The Christian church in Iran is worried that it will most likely suffer increased persecution under the leadership of former Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi who was [...]

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Christians Will Not Participate in Iraqi Elections: Cardinal Sako

By Sura Ali – Rudaw – AINA – Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako said on Friday that Christians will not vote in Iraqi parliamentary elections because of concerns [...]

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Egypt’s Updated NGO Law Still Draconian

By POMED – On July 15, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a Q&A demonstrating the significant shortcomings of Egypt’s 2019 NGO law, which “does not ease restrictions on freedom of [...]

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Egypt Intensifies Crackdown on Academics and Intellectuals

By POMED – On July 12, Hossam Bahgat, founder and executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), announced that prosecutors had referred him to trial on bogus [...]

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Nigeria: Parents cry out to God for safe return of 140 abducted students

By Christian Post – Parents of the more than 140 students abducted from a Christian boarding school in Nigeria have been holding vigil outside the school, crying out to God and praying for [...]

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Italian Parliament green lights Italian citizenship for Patrick Zaki

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers on Wednesday formally called on the government to grant citizenship to an Egyptian student and human rights activist enrolled at an Italian university, who has been [...]

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Is Cairo Finally Cracking Down on Salafist Preachers?

By Al-Monitor – The Egyptian government and pro-state media have launched campaigns against well-known Salafi sheikhs. Meanwhile, a series of decisions banning them from preaching at [...]

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US military, economic assistance to Egypt $80bn since 1978: Ambassador

By Daily News Egypt – The United States (US) has provided Egypt with over $50bn in military assistance and $30bn in economic assistance since 1978, US Ambassador in Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen [...]

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Christians In Iran Facing Heightened Persecution In Wake Of Recent Elections

By Christianity Daily – The Christian church in Iran is worried that it will most likely suffer increased persecution under the leadership of former Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi who was [...]