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  Pope Shenouda III on Wednesday flew to the US on a two-week therapeutic trip for heart and kidney exams.   A church source told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the pope will undergo routine health checkups at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Doctors will also check his leg, which was operated on in 2008. The...
Before the end of World War II there was a German-origin businessman called Oskar Schindler who successfully saved more than 1,000 Jewish Poles from a total 4,000 crammed by Nazi Germany in Krakow to move to the gas chambers in Auschwitz.
The Ministry of Justice referred the fact-finding committee's report on Maspero incidents and al-Marīnāb to the military judiciary. A number of political experts had criticized referring the report to the military judiciary, adding that a civil judiciary would have been able to investigate on the...
A number of the Azhar Scholars, members of the “Egyptian Family House” and the three Egyptian churches welcomed the draft law on building houses of worship. They all asked for its issuance as soon as possible in order to face the sectarian fitnah that takes place every now and then. The Azhar...
In an electoral conference for the representatives of the Democratic Coalition in the upcoming parliament elections, in a coffee shop at Shubrā, Amīn Iskandar, leader in Hizb al-Karāmah or al-Karāmah Party, said that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) representatives in the upcoming parliamentary...
Counselor Muhammad 'Atīyah, minister of local development, said that the committees concerned with regulating unlicensed churches will resume work after 'Īd al-'Adhá or Feast of Sacrifice after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issue a draft on this matter. Read original text in Arabic
All Coptic Orthodox churches in Alexandria are forming committees to raise awareness about elections for Copts, they called those committees the 'national committees'. Read original text in Arabic
  The Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb phoned Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III yesterday to follow up on his health after the health crisis he faced last Wednesday. During the call, the pope greeted Shaykh al-Tayyīb on the occassion of the Feast, in light particularly of the fact that he...
  Maspero's youth union decided to organize a celebration to pay a tribute to the Maspero martyrs next Friday starting at 2 p.m. in the yard of Saint Morcos Cathedral in 'Abbāsīyah followed by another funerary march at 3 p.m. heading from the Cathedral to Tahrīr Square accompanied by music and...
  Shaykh Sha'bān Darwīsh, a member of the Supreme Body of al-Nūr Party (Party of Light), demanded the issuance of a constitutional text explicitly allowing Copts to resort back to their Sharī'ah as a step towards getting rid of sectarian congestion and fears of the Islamic movements, particularly...
A state of anger prevailed among Copts due the few Coptic candidates on parties’ slates, although there are big parties founded by Copts. However, the total number of candidates does not exceed 120 candidates.
  Salafī al-Nūr Party embarked on a new propaganda in the parliamentary elections by placing “A flower instead of female nominee's photograph.”
  Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh...
In this interview with General Abu Bakr al-Saddīq al-Jindī , the head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), he explains that the Maspero events were shocking to all parties involved: the Supreme Military Council, the government and the Egyptian people. He commented...
  The report prepared by the fact-finding committee formed by the National Council for Human Right (NCHR) has blamed "unknown civilians" for stirring up the events that left 28 persons dead and dozens injured following clashes between army personnel and Coptic protestors.  
  People attending the electoral conference of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party held yesterday night in Alexandria were surprised to see the organizers of the conference covering a large statue in the middle of the square, said to be “revealing."   The statue depicts Zeus, the Greek mythological...
Salafists are using fatwás for the first time during the coming elections against liberals and secularists. Fatwás also were used by Sūfīs but in their battle against salafists. A number of Salafists leaders had issued several fatwás such as: those who do not vote for a Muslim candidate is a false...
  A high ranking Egyptian judiciary delegation, composed of 20mjudges, made a visit to the Italian capital upon an invitation from the International Development Law Organization in coordination with the Egyptian embassy in Rome. Key issues discussed during the visit were Maspero events, training...
The Party Affairs Committee approved the formation of al-Hayāh Party, founded by Michael Munīr [Coptic activist and head of U.S. Coptic Association]. Munīr said that the party is liberal and not religious. It has Coptic and Muslim members and it believes in human rights and freedom under the...
Human Rights activist and lawyer Ahmad Sayf al-Islām said that the Military Prosecution decided to remand activist and programmer 'Alā' 'Abd al-Fatāh for 15 days in custody pending an investigation. 'Abd al-Fatāh is accused of inciting against the Military in the Maspero incidents among the Coptic...
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