The Egyptian Ministry of Awqāf [endowments] has recently endorsed a proposal to unify the call to prayer that is broadcast from thousands of different loudspeakers in the country’s capital.
Talāl al-Ansārī, the second defendant in the so-called al-Fanīya al-‘Askarīya [Armed Forces Technical College] case of the 1974 abortive coup, continues publishing episodes of his diary in Rose al-Yousuf magazine, recounting how he received strict orders from first defendant Sālih Sarīya to deny...
The Head of the Department of Transport and Bridges Equipment in Cairo was arrested together with his wife for forming a group promoting ideas against Islam. He issued a fatwa to his followers that they were not obliged to pray in the direction of the Kiblah while performing prayers. He also...
A discussion of sectarian violence in Egypt at the Andalusia Centre for Studies on Reconciliation and Combating Violence and the Development of Democracy Group.
The Egyptian Minister of Culture decided that Egypt will contribute a huge stone of Assuan granite to the monument for the Unknown Child in The Netherlands. His decision was followed by the visit of Mirjam and Sil van Oort, two representatives of the Rose Foundation, between December 7 and 17 2003...
The article reports the sectarian strife incidents two weeks ago in Gerza village in the south Giza district of alAyat. It is unreasonable and illegal that whenever violent events erupt between Egyptian Muslims and Christians, a veil of obscurity is imposed under the pretext of “avoiding...
Yesterday night, the prosecution completed preliminary investigations over the incidents took place three days ago between Muslims and Copts in a village close to the city of Al-Ayyat. It ordered eight Muslims to jail on charges of “causing deliberate damage to houses of some citizens, attacking...
The prosecution of the northern Upper-Egyptian city of Al-Ayyat started investigating the clashes that took place two days ago between Muslims and Copts leaving five people injured. The clashes flared up as a result of a dispute over attempts to turn a library into a church.
The annual Iftar dinner hosted by the Muslim Brotherhood turned into a trial of the ruling regime. Following the Iftar, discussions took place in which the regime was fiercely attacked by different people belonging to various political trends. The dialogues the National Party made with opposition...
The Muslim Brotherhood group asserted that one of its active members died last Monday as a result of torture at one of the police stations in Giza. Egyptian authorities denied this claim and asserted that the Brotherhood promotes wrong information to defame the government. The General Guide of the...
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