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Syria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, and Vietnam are also among the “countries of particular concern.” For the first time, Western Europe is in the list as a place that “deserve monitoring.”
The seal must have belonged to a senior Egyptian official, who “filled a similar position to that held by Joseph in Egypt”, archaeologist says.
Around 400 could have disappeared in “another tragedy”, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said. In a separate incident, six bodies were found and 108 rescued in Libya. Migration tops EU meeting.
Bishoy Garas was jailed in September 2012 for offensive Facebook posts found on a fake page opened in his name.
Vladimir Putin suspended all Russian flights to Egypt, while Moscow investigates whether a bomb inside the plane is to blame.
Investigation begins into cause of A321 crash. Both black boxes recovered as Russian aviation regulator cautions against speculation on causes of crash
Egyptian police raided Sat-7 channel’s Cairo offices, confiscating equipment and detaining its office director. He was later released pending verdict.
Coptic Church was attacked on Sunday. “Almost every day new bombs are found in Cairo”, says a Christian living in the capital.
Three evangelicals in Egypt describe the atmosphere after the death of the 21 martyrs. “Christians have more freedom, and are more protected now than before.”
They had been abducted by the Libyan branch of Islamic State in two different incidents in December and January. Egypt's military reacted by attacking Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday.
Dr Craig Evans explains the technique his team used to remove the fragment of Mark´s Gospel from the mummy mask.
A small papyrus fragment containing words from the Book of Mark could end up being the earliest copy of a Christian gospel on record.