In a decision many hope will lead to greater religious freedom in Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights found that a Turkish court ruling barring a church from starting a foundation violated the congregation's right to freedom of association.
In response to a Swiss vote banning the construction of new mosque minarets, a group of Muslims this month went into a church building in eastern Turkey and threatened to kill a priest unless he tore down its bell tower, according to an advocacy group.
A Coptic Christian blogger in Egypt entering his second year of prison without charge is being pressured to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom, his attorneys said.
A funeral for a Coptic Christian gruesomely killed on a village street north of Cairo by a Muslim assailant last week turned into a protest by hundreds of demonstrators in Egypt.
Two Coptic Christians in Egypt have been arrested and are being held without charge after reporting to police they had been beaten by a mob.