A leading member of Egypt's Dostour Party, a group set up to promote the 2011 Egyptian revolution, has warned that the recent attacks on Christians at Cairo's St. Mark's Cathedral is a ploy to terrorize and intimidate the country's Christian population in response to opposition to current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his supporters.
Republican congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) who has recently returned from a Middle East visit has warned of eroding U.S. credibility in the region, especially in Egypt, because of the Obama administration's support to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Growing religious intolerance in Indonesia is being heightened by the passivity and even "complicity" of the federal government in dealing with acts of violence perpetrated against religious minorities, International Christian Concern (ICC) has claimed.
Lawyer Dalia Zakhari, a human rights activist, has criticized the silence of the Egyptian presidency regarding the unlawful detention of Egyptian Copts in Libya on charges of proselytizing.
Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organization, has called on the Indonesian president to adopt a "zero tolerance" method to attacks on religious minorities.
"The Church of Ethiopia begins elections (Feb. 28) for its new pope, to succeed Pope Paulos, who will be ordained next Sunday, 3 March," H.H. Pope Tawadros II has announced.
An Egyptian primary school student was prevented by the headmistress from taking a school photo with her classmates because her hair was not covered with a veil, sparking outrage among numerous groups in the region.
Dozens of Egyptian Christians were arrested Wednesday in Libya under charges of proselytization.
Libyan authorities continue to imprison Christians under accusations of proselytization. As of last week the number reached to seven in custody, including an Egyptian Copt named Sherif Ramses who sources say has been tortured.
A Christian leader has stated that Iraqi Christians are deserting the region due to harassment from numerous bodies in the Middle East country.
A mixed force of Sudanese police and national security officials have imprisoned three church leaders in Sudan; Mamedan Elia, Abdullah Said Balu and Stephen, who were serving in the "New Life Service" in Gideon College in Omdurman's Banet, in Khartoum.
The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II, has insisted that statements attributed to him in Middle Eastern newspapers, saying the country's rulers should be obeyed, are entirely false.
Two Coptic Christian girls have disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the Minya village of Ezbet Ayoub in Upper Egypt. The families of the two girls have accused two Muslims of inciting them to leave home.
Islamist sheikhs have continued their calls to kill the opponents of Islamic Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has spoken out against the recent ruling by a Cairo court to ban YouTube in the country for 30 days as a punishment for its refusal to remove the anti-Islam film, "The Innocence of Muslims," from its site.
In the past three years, thousands of Christians have died at the hands of Boko Haram, an extremist group based in northern Nigeria, says Cardinal John Onaiyekan.
Human rights activists have condemned the sentencing of two Coptic Christians to three years imprisonment in the Maspero massacre case.
Twenty churches have been destroyed, damaged or abandoned, and around a hundred "of our sons have been killed," the Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch, All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem for the Greek Melkite Catholic Church has said, speaking about the dire situation of Christians in the Middle East.
Amnesty International organized a demonstration to protest against the violent confrontations between Egypt's security and military forces, and demonstrators during Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's visit to Berlin on Wednesday.
German financial aid to Egypt is linked to the progress the Egyptian government achieves toward democratic change, according to German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
In his first interview after being elected to his new role the Egyptian Catholic Patriarch has spoken out about how the Coptic Christians in the country are feeling increasingly alienated under the new Islamist rule in the nation.
The difficulties faced by Christians in the Middle East have united them and helped bridge their differences, said Archbishop Guiseppe Lazzarotto, the Vatican Apostolic Nuncio to the Holy Land.
An armed Islamic movement calling itself the "Brigade of Muslims" released a statement on Saturday threatening Egypt's Coptic Christians and asking them to pay tribute.
An article published in the latest issue of The New American magazine, Jan. 21, brings attention to the plight of the Christians in Egypt and in North Korea, saying they are under intense attack in both countries.
Sherif el-Omda, general coordinator of the National Association for Change (NAC) and the Kefaya Movement in Minya, Upper Egypt, has said that the new law of parliament will provide a greater opportunity for political Islam to dominate a majority of seats in parliament, and does not provide a real opportunity for Copts and independent members.