Today’s overview highlights the return home of some Christian families displaced over clashes in the Giza district of Dahshūr and efforts by the salafī al-Nūr Party to contain another sectarian unrest in the northern Egypt governorate of al-Beheira.
Today’s overview deals with the successful efforts by a conciliatory commission to settle the sectarian unrest between Muslims and Christians in the Giza district of Dahshūr in incidents that gripped the nation during the past couple of weeks.
The deadly terror attack that left several Egyptian army officers and soldiers killed or wounded on the borders with the Gaza Strip just as they were beginning to have their iftār (fast-breaking meal in the Muslim holy month of Ramadān) is the focal point of today’s overview which also deals with...
Today's overview highlights the issue of Dahshūr, where calm has been restored and local residents have appealed to Coptic families who left their houses after unrest in the troubled area to return home. The al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) said the Dahshūr clashes did not amount to a...
On Thursday, July 26, the family of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān ratcheted up their rhetoric in their awareness campaign to free their father. The family issued five demands to President Mursī and invited speakers to comment, some of whom threatened America harshly. In the picture: Kamāl Hilbāwī
Dozens of Copts protested inside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-'Abbāssīyah on Friday (July 27) to appeal to the Coptic Orthodox Church representatives to withdraw from the constitution-writing assembly which they termed as "sectarian". ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July...
The higher organization of the so-called Coptic State, formed by some expatriate Copts in the United States who seek the division of Egypt and establishment of an independent state for Copts, appealed in a letter to the World Bank and U.S. President Barack Obama to avoid sending foodstuffs to...
President Muhammad Mursī endorsed a decision appointing former Deputy Governor of Cairo Samīr Marqus as an aide to the president amidst welcome in Coptic circles that praised Marqus’s political and intellectual savvy. [Hadīr Subhī and Manāl Sulaymān, al-Misryūn, July 26, p. 3] Read original text...
The salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party threatened to withdraw from the constituent assembly undertaking the writing of a new constitution for post-revolution Egypt and to bring together millions to refuse the constitution if Articles II and III were left unchanged in their current drafting in the 1971...
Azhar scholars lashed out at a Jewish member of Knesset (MK) for ripping up the New Testament for a copy of the Bible and claiming that it was behind Adolf Hitler’s destruction of Jews. [Hassan al-Khatīb, Veto, July 24, p. 8] Read text in Arabic
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