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Coptic Christians

Rising death toll from Muslim-Coptic strife turns up heat on Mursi

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi faced growing turmoil as clashes between Muslims and Christians led to another death after a religious service held for Copts killed in violence in the previous two days.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 3:57am

Bishop Tawadros chosen as 118th pope of the Egyptian Coptic Church

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church chose a new pope, Bishop Tawadros, in a sumptuous service yesterday that Christians hope will lead them through an Islamist-dominated landscape and protect what is the Middle East's biggest Christian community.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Inquiry launched into BBC culture, practices

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Middle East mobile chief has sky-high ambitions

Orascom Telecom chairman plans to expand to Asia's emerging markets

For Naguib Sawiris, the chairman and chief executive of Orascom Telecom Holding, the sky is not the limit - it is his domain.

Mr Sawiris, who controls the largest wireless communications company in the Middle East, hails from a wealthy Coptic family.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Today in history

In Hong Kong

1964: Thirteen-year-old Katusha Ostroumoff and Doug Wilson overcame choppy seas to win the women's and men's sections of the Hong Kong Water Ski Championship at Deep Water Bay.

1966: Seven-year-old Chan Lup-kwok won a $13,000 MG1100 in a raffle conducted by the St Joseph's College's Old Boys' Association.

22 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

French leave

There is an air of none-too-quiet desperation about the summit of 49 supposedly French-speaking countries in Hanoi this weekend. Francophonie, as this grouping of nations is now officially called, has developed since its establishment in 1986 into what is primarily a Paris-led rear-guard action against the dominance of American-English language and culture.

16 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

New start at the UN

There are many doubts but only one certainty as the recently elected chief of the United Nations assumes his post at the beginning of a new year. The certainty is that the international community has unrealistic expectations of Ghanaian Kofi Annan if it believes that his appointment is enough to bring about the necessary reforms to the organisation.

3 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Widening security

The decision to award a seat on the United Nations' Security Council to Japan is no great surprise. But whether it was the wisest choice is open to question.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Foreign policy should top presidential agenda

The world of geo-politics truly takes on a different shine depending on whether the observer is standing inside or outside the United States.

19 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Boutros-Ghali hails Beijing, slams US

UN Secretary-General Dr Boutros Boutros-Ghali sought to bolster his re-election campaign yesterday by praising China and condemning the US in a message at the opening of the Interparliamentary Council's conference in Beijing.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

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