Egyptian activist: Christians in Trump's favour could face backlash

US President Donald Trump's willingness to prioritize refugee claims from members of persecuted religious minorities could actually rebound against Middle Eastern Christians, according to a prominent rights activist from Egypt's Christian minority.

Over a dozen killed in attacks on Pakistani Christians, court

A suicide bomber has blown himself up outside a court in north-western Pakistan, killing eight people and wounding around 30 others, police and rescue officials say.

Egyptian Parliament approves law to facilitate church construction

The Egyptian Parliament approved a law Tuesday to regulate the building of churches, in a move intended to address long-standing grievances of the country's Christian minority.

Church slams Syrian rebels for shelling Christians on Orthodox Easter

The head of the main Orthodox Christian church in Syria condemned rebel factions that shelled government-held areas of Aleppo on Sunday, when its adherents were celebrating Easter.

Muslims, Christians unite behind mosque repair in Ugandan village

An initiative by Ugandan Christians to fund the repair of a village mosque raises eyebrows among some locals but has been welcomed by Muslims.