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Iraqi police replacing army in volatile Baghdad neighborhood
Middle East

Iraqi police replacing army in volatile Baghdad neighborhood

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister on Monday ordered the police to replace the army in a heavily populated Shiite…
Pope Tawadros II reopens Cathedral of St. Mark
Egypt

Pope Tawadros II reopens Cathedral of St. Mark

Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria presided over the mass for the inauguration of the Grand…
Minya Martyrs Church opens in memory of 21 Copts beheaded in Libya
Egypt

Minya Martyrs Church opens in memory of 21 Copts beheaded in Libya

The Bishop of Samalut Church in Minya, Anba Befnosios, held Mass prayers on Thursday to mark the opening of ‘al-Shohadaa’…
Minister: Sons of martyrs to be exempted from university fees
Egypt

Minister: Sons of martyrs to be exempted from university fees

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has announced that sons of martyrs are to be exempted from paying the fees…
Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times
Middle East

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the Coptic Christians killed a day earlier in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that there…
St. Mark’s Cathedral holds open funeral for Palm Sunday martyrs
Egypt

St. Mark’s Cathedral holds open funeral for Palm Sunday martyrs

St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria will hold an open funeral tonight for people to offer their condolences and…
Alexandria church bombing kills first female police officer in Egypt’s history
Egypt

Alexandria church bombing kills first female police officer in Egypt’s history

The list of the martyrs of Egypt's Palm Sunday blasts included Brigadier Nagwa Abdelaal al-Haggar, the first female martyr in…
Court to consider 7 Copts killed in Libya ‘martyrs of the nation’
Egypt

Court to consider 7 Copts killed in Libya ‘martyrs of the nation’

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms has filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court, demanding it consider seven Coptic…
Court recognises two Morsy-era killed protesters as January 25 uprising “martyrs”
Egypt

Court recognises two Morsy-era killed protesters as January 25 uprising “martyrs”

Egypt’s administrative court recognised on Tuesday two protesters killed during the tenure of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsy as “martyrs”…
Interim leader grants deceased policemen awards ahead of Police Day celebrations
Egypt

Interim leader grants deceased policemen awards ahead of Police Day celebrations

Interim President Adly Mansour granted awards on Wednesday to 256 fallen policemen for their roles in protecting the country “after…
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