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Nigeria’s Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

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Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents...

Christian bus attack suspects killed

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Egyptian police killed two gunmen who carried out last month's attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate south of Cairo, the interior...

Gunmen kill 23 Christians on road to monastery in Egypt

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Gunmen killed 23 Coptic Christians and wounded 25 others on Friday as they were driving to a monastery in Minya province, south...

Muslims told to avoid Christian gatherings in Egypt by IS leader

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Islamic State's leader in Egypt warned Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings as well as government, military and police facilities, suggesting...

CAR Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

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Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees in the...

Divided Central African town a symbol of pre-election rifts

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In Dekoa, a town at a busy crossroads in the bloody heartland of Central African Republic (CAR), thousands of Christian residents squat...

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

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A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading...

Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians

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Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists...

Thirteen Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

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Thirteen Egyptians were kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, adding to seven that went missing last week in the war-torn North...

U.N. official says ‘terrifying’ level of hatred in Central African Republic

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Hatred between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic has reached a "terrifying level", the U.N.'s top human rights official said on...

French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount

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France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings...

Clashes on Egypt Christian march injure 29

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Twenty-nine people were injured in Cairo when residents clashed with a group of Christians marching through the capital to commemorate those who...

2,000 march in Cairo unity rally, anger at army

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At least 2,000 people rallied in Cairo in a show of unity between Muslims and Christians and to express anger at the...

Egypt to review church permit disputes after violence

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Egypt said it would launch a review of disputed permits for churches in a bid to head off sectarian violence, days after...

Egypt Christians vent fury after clashes kill 25

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Egyptian Christians turned their fury against the army after at least 25 people were killed when troops crushed a protest using tactics...

Egyptian Christians protest at attack on church

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Hundreds of Christians protested in Cairo over an attack on a church they say was carried out by Muslims, in the latest...

Christians currently most persecuted religious group in world, Holy See tells...

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Warning that Christians currently suffer more persecution because of their faith than any other religious group, the Holy See today told the...

Kenyan high court rejects Muslim courts in charter

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A proposal to entrench Muslim courts in Kenya's constitution is discriminatory, the high court said, three months before Kenyans are due to...

Gaddafi suggests Nigeria split along ethnic lines

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has suggested that Nigeria be broken up into several states along ethnic lines like the former Yugoslavia, in...

At least 27 arrested in Egypt Christian-Muslim clash

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At least 27 people were arrested in northern Egypt after fighting erupted between Muslims and Christians over land, security sources said. The dispute...

Villagers bury their dead after Nigeria clashes

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Villagers in central Nigeria buried dozens of bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave yesterday after attacks in...

Security tight after 500 hundred die in central Nigeria

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Soldiers patrolled the central Nigerian city of Jos today and aid workers tried to assess the death toll after attacks on outlying...

Curfew in north Liberia after religious clashes

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Liberia's government has imposed a curfew in the northern county of Lofa after religious clashes killed four people. The fighting near the Guinean...

Three dead in Guinea religious clashes

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At least three people have been killed and dozens more wounded in south eastern Guinea, from three days of clashes between Muslims...

AQIM offers to help Nigerian Muslims

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An al Qaeda group in North Africa has offered to give Nigerian Muslims training and weapons to fight Christians in the West...

Nigerian VP assures nation Jos crisis under control

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Nigeria's Vice President yesterday ordered the army to take over security in the central city of Jos and pledged the government would...

Muslim-Christian clashes kill 460 in Nigerian city

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The death toll after four days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos and nearby communities...

Shooting highlights Egypt’s sectarian tensions

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Church towers standing in the shadow of mosques symbolise how Christians in the southern town of Nagaa Hamady feel about their relationship...

At least 12 dead in clashes in Nigeria

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At least 12 Nigerians yesterday were killed in clashes in the central city of Jos as tensions reignited between Muslims and Christian...