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  The Maspero youth union organizes today a funeral march to commemorate those who martyred during the confrontations of Maspero in October 2011. The march will be launched off Saint Mark's Cathedral in al-'Abāsīyah at 3 p.m. Followed by another march to Tahrīr square. A number of political...
In a one of a kind experience all over the country aimed at strengthening the bond and good relations between Muslims and Christians, a committee formed of a group of youth from Mary Girgis Church in Nasīr city, Beni Suef, paid more than a hundred visits to the senior families’ houses, mosques and...
Counselor Mahmūd al-Khudayrī, the former president of the Court of Cassation, said the army is accused of opening fire on the demonstrators in the Maspero incidents and thus the military prosecution should not handle the case but rather a neutral organization.
  The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, postponed the discussions of the unified law for building worship houses until after the Adha feast. Family House, National Justice Committee and the Egyptian Church asked for some amendments to be made to the final draft law.
In the fourth session of the Emergency Supreme State Security Criminal Court trial of 48 suspects in Imbābah fitnah who are accused of inciting, gathering and setting a church on fire, the suspects' families attacked the prosecution president after testifying that he saw nearly 25 Muslims wearing...
The Islamic Research Academy renewed its disagreement on the unified law of building houses of worship and insisted on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques. This came in a meeting headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah. This...
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...
Sa'd al-Husaynī, a member of the Executive Office of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group (MB), said that FJP will use "Islam is the solution" slogan during their Party's platform in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The head of the Supreme Elections...
Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā, Islamic thinker and presidential hopeful, refused a campaign calling to elect Field Marshal Tantāwī in the presidential elections. Al-'Awā added that Tantāwī is not behind this, and this is an attempt to drive a wedge between the Army and the people. The Islamic thinker...
Dozens of Copts staged a march from Shubrā to al-Masarah metro station demanding the release of Coptic protesters, arrested in the recent Maspero incidents. Protesters chanted slogans against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). Meanwhile, hundreds of Copts protested in Saint Mark's...
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...
Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, vice president of Salafists da'wah (Call), said to the salafī al-Nūr Party youth that Islamists need to change themselves . He warned them of the competition among each other, because he noted that in some governorates some Islamists compete with each other.  Read original...
Minister of Local Development Muhammad 'Atīyah said that the government has received some notes from the Family House initiative regarding the draft law on the unified construction of Muslim and Christian houses of worship and will be approved. 'Atīyah, who is also a member of the cabinet's...
The Mental Health Hospital in al-'Abāsīyah area of Cairo released Michael Nabīl, blogger, accused of defaming the Military. [Reviewer's Note: Michael Nabīl went on a hunger strike after being arrested and then he was admitted to the Mental Health Hospital.] Read original text in Arabic
Sources from the Egyptian Council for Human Rights commission, assigned to prepare a report on Maspero incidents, said that the report will not deny killing protesters either through gunshot or crashing into armored vehicles which resulted in them being run over. However, the report will assure...
  Dozes of psychiatrists at Al-'Abāsīyah Mental Hospital organized a protest in front of the General Secretary for Mental Heath (GSMH) in support of Dr. Basmah ‘Abd al-‘Azīz, director of the Media Department at the GSMH.  
Under the title “Statement No. 1 to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)”, a number of martyrs’ families in Suez announced a statement claiming that the former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal should be killed like the Libyan president, Muammar al-Gaddafi.
A number of activists launched yesterday on Facebook a campaign named “I am an Egyptian Muslim girl and will vote against those who deem my voice as Awrah” in objection to the dealings of some religious movements with particular issues, especially those that are related to women. Participants in...
Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, met with Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III at the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). They both agreed to put the nation’s interest first during the current period. Tantāwī assured the pope that they...
  Yesterday in Dūhah, the ninth session of Inter-Faith Dialogue was launched. This year, it mainly focuses on the role of the social networking sites in harmonizing and disharmonizing between the followers of the three monotheistic religions. Inaugurating the conference, the Justice Minister of...
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