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Interior Minister: “We never asked the Copts to leave”

 Problems on hold  Watani is closely following up on the predicament of al-Arish Copts who last month had to flee their hometown from the face of Islamist terrorism, and took refuge in various places over Egypt. The Suez Canal town of…


Tales from al-Arish

     They have harrowing tales to tell. The close to 200 Coptic families who fled from the face of Islamist jihadis in North Sinai hometown of al-Arish were received with open arms in other places in Egypt, mainly in the Suez…


Coptic exodus from al-Arish

    The plight of the Copts in the North Sinai town of al-Arish is irking Egypt in its entirety. Arish Copts have been fleeing town since 22 February 2017 in the wake of threats and a wave of killings waged against…


The Copts' pain…and bitterness

In Watani International, we have an extensive archive based on, among other things, topic. The ‘Sectarian’ topic, as all others, is arranged chronologically—a fact which gives a clear indication of how intense and how frequent violence against Copts takes place.…


In the thick of the fight

Once Egyptians achieved the near-impossible task of ridding themselves of the oppressive Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) regime that rose to power in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, they knew they were in for a vicious battle with the…


Copt kidnapped in Arish

The 20-year-old Mina Mitry was kidnapped this morning by three masked men in one of the main streets in the North Sinai town of Arish. Mitry was taken at gunpoint as he stood in front of the shop owned by…


Copt beheaded in Arish

The body of the 65-year-old Magdy Lamei was found, his head severed from his body, on a street in the cemetary district in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwayed where he had lived The body of the 65-year-old Magdy…


Priest shot dead in Arish

In the Mediterranean town of Arish in North Sinai today, Father Mina Aboud Sharubim was shot to death by masked men as he walked in front a Church-owned administrative building In the Mediterranean town of Arish in North Sinai today,…

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