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Muslims end Helwan village sit-in as Copts’ protests continue at Maspero

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Muslim villagers in Etfeeh ended their sit-in Thursday after a visit by a delegation of Muslim and Coptic figures calling for the return of calm to the village amid sectarian tension. The delegation included prominent scholars Mohamed Hassan and Safwat Hegazy, as well as former Muslim Brotherhood MP Mohamed Al-Beltagy, Kefaya movement …


13 killed in Muslim-Christian clashes in Cairo

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Thirteen people were killed and 140 were injured in clashes between Muslims and Christians on Tuesday night in the Moqattam, Qala’a and Sayeda Aisha areas. Security and hospital officials told the Associated Press that all 13 fatalities died of gunshot wounds. At least five of the dead were Muslim. The clashes that …


Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

By Hamza Hendawi /AP CAIRO: Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday. The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Helwan church last week. The officials said Wednesday …


Thousands of Copts continue protesting in front of TV building

  CAIRO: Thousands of Copts continued their open protest on Tuesday in front of the TV building in Maspero for the fourth day, following sectarian tension in Etfeeh village where a church was burnt down. Copts escalated their protests by blocking El-Mehwar road and Sixth of October Bridge late on Monday and put huge stones …


‘Two dead, church torched’ in Egypt sectarian clash

By AFP and Daily News Egypt’s Essam Fadl CAIRO: Over 1,000 Copts and Muslims protested for the second day in front the television building against the burning of a church in Helwan, calling on the armed forces to intervene to protect Copts, rebuild the church and prosecute the perpetrators. Two men were killed during clashes …


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