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  The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has approved a draft law to bar ex-regime figures from politics for 10 years. This includes everybody who served as vice-president or prime minister under the former regime or had a leading position in the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP)...
The Higher Elections Commission (HEC) will announce tomorrow (April 25, 2012) the regulations for the civil society organizations authorized to monitor the electoral process including voting and vote-counting in the presidential elections. Signs of confrontation between the HEC and the Muslim...
Ahram Online, Monday 23 Apr 2012 Coptic 38 – a group founded to demand liberalisation of divorce laws by Coptic Christian Church – calls for reimplementation of 1938 bylaws that permit divorce under 9 conditions.
Jos van Noord, senior journalist with De Telegraaf, the populist Dutch daily newspaper, published in its influential travel pages an article calling for a boycott of tourism to Egypt and other Arab countries. The article is intended to put pressure on governments to protect Christians—at least...
  The Higher Commission for Elections today (April 17) decides the fate of the disqualified candidates for the presidency. On the 26th of April, the official list of candidates will be presented and on the same day the official begining of the election campaigns will be announced, being antedated...
Dr. Wahīd 'Abd al-Majīd, member of the People's Assembly and the constituent assembly, said that all mediation efforts to solve the problem of the constitution panel failed.
Ph.D. candidate, Emma Hayward wrote an interesting analysis for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on the current status of Coptic Christians in relation to the Egyptian state and concludes that their position is weakening. While it is true that Coptic Christians are now without an...
The executive committee of the Evangelical general assembly expressed its concerns about the constituent assembly lineup drafting the Egyptian constitution and describe it as "disappointing". For his part, Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī, vice-president of the Coptic Evangelical Church, and General Director...
    In the name of God the Merciful Gentlemen,   The Egyptian Translators And Linguists Association is honored to invite you to a press conference. The press conference will include a request to the Egyptian People's Assembly for the establishment of a syndicate for Egyptian translators.  The...
The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) has published a report on the sectarian violence that occurred in Egypt throughout 2011. The report, released in Arabic and English, focuses on sectarian violence against Copts, particularly after the 25th of January 2011. It is based on documentation by Egyptian and...
The coverage of the Egyptian press on the March 19 terrorist attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, was not front-page news for al-Ahrām, al-Masā’ and Akhbār Misr Website but was reported in inside pages. Other print media neglected the attack which had left a rabbi who was the school’s...
Coptic intellectuals said that Egypt needs a president who has no political orientation and applies citizenship rights.
I phoned Lt. Colonel Hamdī 'Abd al-Karīm, the director of the interior ministry's information and press office, in 1983. I told him then that I wanted to pay a visit to Pope Shenouda III and spend a day with him at Wādī al-Natrūn.
Near thirty journalists gathered at the Cairo Foreign Press Association headquarters to gain insight on the process involved in selecting a successor to the recently deceased Pope Shenouda. Arab West Report presented its research on the subject, accepting also further inquiries.
Everyone agrees that the departure of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is a genuinely-serious matter considering the pope’s important personality during nearly half a century of crises and events or the Egyptian church’s position as a key Egyptian institution thanks to the pope.
Martino Diez and Meriem Senous published on March 22 an interesting interview with Father Rafīq Greish, head of the Press Office of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt. We are providing here some excerpts with comments showing disagreement on a few points.  
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Pope Shenouda, the controversial yet beloved head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, passed away on Saturday after 40 years of leading and reforming the ancient Christian communion. His death complicates the uncertain position of Orthodox believers—who represent 90 percent of Egyptian...
MEMRI provided a clip of Muslim preacher, Shaykh Wajdī Ghunaym (Wagdy Ghoneim) speaking about the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, cursing him and wishing him to burn in hell. Read MEMRI article here  
The Speaker of the People's Assembly, Dr. Sa'd al-Katatnī, mourned Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's death. Al-Katatnī said that Pope Shenouda devoted his life to serving his country, Christianity and Christians. "He lived as a loyal patriotic person who devoted his efforts to elevating the...
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