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Government approves legalisation of 111 churches 

Egypt issued on Sunday a decree to legalise the conditions of 111 churches and buildings on the condition that they meet the legal and civil protection requirements. The conditions also require that churches settle with the state in case there was an illegal building on state land. This comes after the cabinet approved in October …

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Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem

Israel has suspended a plan to tax church properties in Jerusalem following a backlash. In response, Christian leaders have reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures. The Israeli government said on Tuesday it would suspend a controversial tax and expropriation bill that Christian leaders in Jerusalem had …

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Heavy security presence marks week of holy celebrations after attacks

Police forces announced Sunday the arrest of 13 alleged militants on two separate farms in Beheira and Alexandria. The suspects reportedly possessed large amounts of weapons and explosives. According to a statement from the ministry, the arrested men were members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The statement added that the 13 men had orders to …

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