Monday 21 January 2019

40 killed in blasts at Egypt churches

Two blasts targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday have killed at least 40 people, officials say. At least 40 people were killed in tow explosions targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday, Egyptian officials


Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya

Egypt's military said in a statement on state television it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Egyptians there.


Mursi brings forward election to defuse Coptic row

  Egypt has brought forward the start of parliamentary elections to April 22 to defuse a row with the Christian minority, who said the original schedule would conflict with their Easter celebrations.  


Egypt finance minister quits after protest deaths

Egypt's Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has quit after less than three months in the post over the government's handling of a protest by Coptic Christians on Sunday night, an aide to Beblawi said on Tuesday. The protest ended with clashe

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