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The meeting of the Egyptian-European Council was the scene of a heated debate between the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Shūrá Council and the Papal Nuncio in Cairo regarding Pope Benedict's recent statements regarding the protection of Middle Eastern Christians.   According to...
Many of Monday’s opinion pieces in the Egyptian press dealt with the positive and negative aspects of considering a unified law for building worship places in Egypt.  
Yūsuf Sidhum provides a contextual analysis of the recent attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. He says that even though authorities suspect foreign involvement in the terror plot, the attack could not have been carried out unless the foreign groups in...
Diana Māhir Ghālī summarizes the key opinion pieces that appeared in this weekend’s Egyptian newspapers...
This story reports on the recent calls for realizing former president Anwar al-Sādāt’s vision of a unified state with equal rights and duties for all citizens. In the past, it was the upcoming October War in 1973 that motivated Sadat to introduce a bill on national unity. Today, it is the...
The article at hand describes the Egyptian police’s denial of claims that the suicide bomber responsible for the Alexandria attacks was of Pakistani origin. Furthermore, the article covers the interior ministry’s release of the latest forensic findings, which identify the perpetrator as a 23 to 25...
Headline: Unknown Head Belongs to Pakistani who Entered Alexandria Three Days before Church Attack, Reported to SecuritySource: al-Misrī al-YawmPage: 1Author: Nabīl Abū Shāl, Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq Misāhil, Fātimah Zīdān, Dālyā ‘Uthmān, Hudá Rashwān, Yūsuf al-‘Ūmī, and Nāsir al-SharqāwīKeywords:...
On Thursday, Egyptian papers focused not only on the aftermath of the New Year’s Day Alexandria church bombing, but also the alleged torture death of Sayīd Bilāl, a Salafī suspect in the case...  
In the hours immediately following the recent church attack in Alexandria, Muslims and Christians began accusing each other on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. However, within days those same sites became outlets to show solidarity with the victims. This article reports that a...
This article reports that the perpetrators of the recent attack on the "Two Saints Church" in Alexandria are still unknown, despite rigorous investigations. The article notes that the nature of the explosion made it difficult to pull uncontaminated evidence from the scene of the crime. Meanwhile...
The attack at the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter was a terrible crime, but the author says that things could have been worse if the subsequent Christmas mass had been ruined. On the contrary, Muslims and Christians managed to stand together as one people after the attack,...
The article mentions an Internet campaign working to fight sectarian tensions and foster Muslim-Christian unity. The campaign was developed by prominent Islamic telepreacher ‘Amr Khālid after sectarian and inflammatory comments were posted on social networking websites. According to the report,...
This Egyptian Gazette article talks about the call by Amnesty International for Egyptian authorities to stop the alleged intimidation of the family of Sayyid Bilāl, whose family claims that he was tortured to death while in detention. Bilāl was suspected by police to have been involved in the...
According to the article, the Vatican shares Egypt's wish to avoid an escalation of inter-religious tensions. This comes after Cairo on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from the Holy See following comments by Pope Benedict XVI, who condemed the church bombing in Alexandria and called for the...
This Egyptian Gazette article covers the issue of the train shooting in Minya on Tuesday night. Prosecutors have detained the 23-year old policeman who allegedly opened fire while on a Cairo-bound train, killing a 71-year-old Copt, while wounding his wife and four others, all of whom are Christian...
  On Wednesday, Coptic reaction to the church bombing was once again a primary focus for Egyptian editorialists. This time, much of the coverage focused on statements by some expatriate Coptic organizations and leaders who have called for a Coptic Christian state to be established in Egypt....  
As time passes, coverage of the aftermath of the New Year's Day explosion in Alexandria at the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter has receded somewhat. Press reports on the investigation are frequently contradictory...  
Al-Ahrār runs a story headlined, “Construction of a Church in Beni Suef Halted for Violation of Licensing Conditions."   The report said the local government unit at al-Fashn, Beni Suef has stopped the construction of a church because its builders did not adhere to the licensing conditions.   The...
While some of the weekly Egyptian publications continue to offer extensive opinion pieces about the Alexandria church attack, instances of such opinions decreased noticeably in the daily papers...
Egyptian and Israeli media trade accusations, Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī tells the Vatican Pope to "leave us alone," and investigators continue their hunt for evidence in this latest roundup of Egyptian newspaper coverage of the New Year's Day church attack in Alexandria...  
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