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AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:21:43 GMT2017-04-28T12:21:43Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis meets Friday with the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, part of a two-day trip to the Arab world's most populous country that comes as Islamic State group militants have been increasingly targeting its Christian minority....



Seen as a setback to justice, Egypt ratifies judges' law

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:11:02 GMT2017-04-28T12:11:02Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified much-contested legal amendments that effectively give him power over the country's courts, as he will be the one appointing heads of judicial bodies....



Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:09:39 GMT2017-04-27T06:09:39Z

CAIRO (AP) -- On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt....



Angry debate in Egypt over reforms in Islam against radicals

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:47:55 GMT2017-04-26T15:47:55Z

CAIRO (AP) -- It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives men that right and nothing can change that....



Officials: Egypt tribesmen burned militant alive in Sinai

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:16:00 GMT2017-04-26T11:16:00Z

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say that members of a prominent local tribe in northern Sinai have burned alive a suspected Islamic State militant....