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Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to info@copts.co.uk

Egypt's foreign minister: Exclusive BBC interview

Egypt says the ideological fight against the extremists of the so-called Islamic State is even more important than the military fight on the battlefield.

In an exclusive TV interview with the BBC in London, Sameh Shukry said Egypt was providing the US-led Coalition with secret intelligence as well as religious and ideological support.

He denied that Egypt was becoming an even more repressive state than it was under President Mubarak and he insisted that three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists were being given a fair trial.

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner began by asking about last week's terrorist attacks in Sinai that killed over 30 people.
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BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29792942

 

 

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