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Dr. Māya Mūrsī, chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW), will take part this Saturday in the round table discussion theme “In light of the challenges facing societal development in Egypt”, which will discuss the most important developmental programs that can be adopted to support...
“We are building our new Egypt under the leadership of President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi after a period of revolutions,” Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, and the Patriarch of St. Mark said. “Egypt is a nation that deserves to be renewed, Egypt is a country that has a position and is the only...
On June 10, George Is'hāq, one of the co-founder of the major oppositional movement Kefāya (Enough is Enough) during the Mūbārak regime, and member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), wrote an article in Al-Shurūq Newspaper, strongly condemning the ongoing discrimination practiced...
Once again heated arguments surface between young Christians and the Coptic Orthodox Church over the list of appointed figures in the post-revolution parliament after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Muslim Brotherhood were invited to attend the Coptic Christmas earlier this...
  Thousands in Shubrā went on a march to al-Tahrīr Square, demanding an end to military rule, stressing national unity and completing the goals of the revolution. [Rānyā Rabī’ and Muhammad ‘Antar, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 26, p. 4]
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb congratulated members of the Azhar's Islamic Research Academy on the enactment of the new law regulating the top Sunni Muslim establishment's affairs, known in the media as the Azhar independence law, issued hours before the People's Assembly session...
Bringing women and Copts in one category is strange, it seems. In fact, it is not: the vision for both groups and the shortcoming as far as they are concerned is the same; dividing the society into minority and majority according to sects – Muslims and Copts – or into gender – men and women. [...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, in his sermon on Wednesday (January 25), carried by TV channels, said the January 25, 2011 revolution is one of the greatest events in Egypt’s history, expressing his wishes that the revolution remain peaceful and achieve its objectives of having Egypt becoming...
Coptic candidates for the Shūrá Council, the Upper House of Egypt's parliament, in al-Minya started an intensive campaign amidst a heated climate of competitiveness among the parties.   The Free Social Constitutional Party fielded a Coptic candidate, Sa'īd Bushrá Sulaymān while famed Coptic lawyer...
 Dr. Ahmad Mahmūd ‘Atā Allāh, a member of parliament in al-Gharbia governorate, said he would forward a proposal to set up a committee for women inside the People’s Assembly considering the frail participation of women in parliament.   Female legislators are only eight, plus two by appointment,...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb sent a cable on Tuesday (January 24) to Dr. Muhammad Sa’d al-Katātnī congratulating him over his election as speaker of the first parliament after the January 25, 2011 revolution.   Dr. Tayyīb expressed hope the new parliament would achieve prosperity...
Meanwhile, Mahmūd al-Saqqā, who chaired the People's Assembly procedural session on Monday (January 23), announced that Sa'd al-Katātnī, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood group's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), was elected speaker of the parliament.   Katātnī garnered 399 out of a total...
A Coptic organization abroad affirmed that it will not participate in all celebrant aspects marking the January 25 revolution, adding one year after the revolution nothing of its objectives have materialized.   The organization expressed solidarity with the "honorable Egyptian martyrs' families,...
 Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III will extend congratulations to the people of Egypt over the first anniversary of the January 24, 2011 revolution during a sermon he will deliver from the United States via satellite on Wednesday, (January 25).   A source in the papal office told the Middle East...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb called on the members of the Egyptian parliament, the first after the January 25, 2011 revolution that unseated President Husnī Mubārak, to keep in mind the impoverished, downtrodden and marginalized citizens and the people who reside in graveyards and...
Preacher Dr. Safwat Hijāzī said in an interview with al-Usbū' that the state will be governed by a constitution, not by means of fatwás from the clerics of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) or the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party.   All that is said about the Azhar having brought...
Results announced by Egypt's High Judicial Elections Commission (HJEC) showed that six Christians and six women won seats in the recent parliamentary elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Jan. 22, p. 5]
In its report published on May 27, Foreign Policy uncovers the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in fanning the flame of sectarian strife against the Copts in Egypt.
Spokesperson of Egypt's Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Abu Zaid, stated that the country's House of Representatives exercised its constitutional right in drafting and adopting the new law on NGOs by a large majority of the House's members. According to the statement, the new law regulates the rights and...
In its today edition, the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Misri al-Yawm published the statement released on Thursday by Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders that noted with regret Egypt's adoption of 'the new restrictive NGO law'.
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