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By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Egypt: Blogger, ‘Mohamed Oxygen’ released from prison

Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan, aka “Mohamed Oxygen” was released from Tora prison in Egypt this week after spending more than a year in detention. photo by Carrie Z. via pixabay The blogger, Radwan has been More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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Egyptian terrorist, al-Qaeda militant Hisham Ashmawi captured in Libya

(International Christian Concern) –Libyan forces have captured one of the most wanted men in the world, Hisham Ashmawi. Ashmawi was a former army officer and is accused of multiple deadly attacks in Egypt. Ashmawi More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Egypt: Violence against Christians, Coptic Church rise, ‘government is controlling’ villages, ‘oppressing’ minorities

(International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented a sharp escalation of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt within the last two weeks. During these incidents, the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Reporters Without Borders says photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, Shawkan, will be freed from Egyptian jail

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the 5-year jail sentence passed today on Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, the young Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, as he has already spent five years More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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Christian Persecution: Egypt arrests three plotting to attack Coptic Churches during Easter

Egypt’s security forces they have arrested three people linked to the formation of a terrorist cell, organized to attack Coptic Churches during Easter. Erem News had more details, explaining the police found More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Egypt court rules against Muslim Brotherhood extremists, Yusuf al-Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight people to death, including four in absentia, for alleged involvement in acts of violence in 2015. Yusuf Al Qardawi at the Third Annual Doha Educational Conference in More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Egypt declares State of Emergency following terrorist attacks on Coptic churches

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 44 dead. Two suicide bombers carried out the blasts, one targeting More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Hillary Clinton sends out ‘Fact Check on 15 Biggest Lies’ from Donald Trump

In his speech attacking Hillary Clinton Wednesday, Donald Trump — Politifact’s reigning ‘Liar of the Year’ — resorted to a litany of hypocritical attacks, nutty conspiracy theories More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Five years ago: UN reported that Internet access is a ‘basic human right’

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay The United Nations counts internet access as a basic human right in a report that bears implications both to on-going events in the Arab Spring and to the Obama administration’s war More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Obama lifts ban on Egypt aid: tanks, missiles and F-16 planes on the way

Middle East chaos continues and President Obama told Egypt’s leader Tuesday that he was ending a freeze on weapons shipments to the longtime U.S. ally, a moratorium on material support that began after a More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Egypt closes thousands of mosques to battle against ‘extremism’

An Egyptian administrative court upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Egypt attack Libya after Islamic State murders Coptic Christians in video

Islamic State released a video on Sunday to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit. Speaking on More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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ISIS attack on Egypt: 27 killed to honor removal of Mubarak

An affiliate of the Islamist terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Egypt. The four attacks in North Sinai and Suez killed 27 people, security and medical officials told Reuters. The More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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‘Patterns of Evidence: Exodus’ coming to theaters in January

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion won’t want to miss “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. local time on More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Egyptian militant group joins ISIS, ‘new dawn’ towards a caliphate

A Muslim terrorist group in Egypt, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, has pledged their loyalty to Islamic State in a new audio clip as the Sunni militants continue to spread their influence across the region. The audio was More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Egypt: Kirollos Atallah sentenced to six years in jail for ‘Liking’ a Facebook page

Religious freedom in Egypt may be eroding faster than realized as news broke of a Coptic Christian who has been sentenced to years in prison after liking a particular Facebook page. Kirollos Atallah, 29, endured More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Egypt: Verdict for Hosni Mubarak ‘war crimes’ delayed until November

The judge charged with sentencing Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak postponed the verdict on Saturday in a court session which seemed to suggest that the former president may be acquitted of his most serious More...


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