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Six defendants referred to criminal court for attacking church in Mahalla

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the referral of six suspects to the Criminal Court of National Security on charges of terrorism for allegedly attacking a church in Mahalla. The defendants were previously detained by the General Prosecution pending investigations. Investigations charged that the six defendants had committed a number of crimes, including establishing …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Reconciliation surfaces as solution for Atfeeh sectarian strife

After two days of clashes in Atfeeh village in Giza, which took place after a mob attacked a Coptic association that allegedly held Christian prayers, Atfeeh Prosecution ordered the detention of 17 defendants. 13 of the defendants are Muslims accused of illegal gathering and thuggery, while four others, all Christians, are accused of using a …

Daily News Egypt


In Pictures: Church bids farewell to victims of terrorism

A long night of funerals took place at Mar Girgis Church in Tanta, as more than 27 victims of the terrorist attack which left at least 70 others injured on Palm Sunday were mourned. A second attack on St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, where Pope Tawadros II was giving a sermon, saw the …

Daily News Egypt