'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh, a leading Islamist, on March 29, 2011, quit the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most well-organized opposition group a few days after he insinuated at a possible bid to run for presidency.
One of late President Anwar al-Sadāt's assassins, 'Abūd al-Zumur, has just been released after serving thirty years in jail, and he has given several interviews. Al-Zumur does not deny that any Muslim will meet a tragic end like Sadāt's if he/she digresses from the 'right path of Islam'....
A proposed national dialogue in Egypt, due to commence very soon, has rekindled post-revolution hopes that sectarianism, a legacy of the divide-and-rule policy of Mubārak's regime, will no longer exist in Egypt. The proposed dialogue has been announced by Deputy Prime Minister Yahiá al-Jamal, who...
Police in the Upper Egyptian Governorate of Qena have launched a large scale manhunt for eight Muslim extremists, who are allegedly accused of cutting the ear of a Copt and burning his house to the ground, security sources said on 25 March 2011. The victim, whose name was not revealed for legal...
Egypt's right groups, legal experts and revolutionaries on 24 March 2011 balked at the government's approval of a draft law to criminalize protests.
The majority of Egyptian voters said yes to the constitution amendments put forth in a landmark referendum earlier this week. The following mission of choosing a parliament, which is expected to play a genuine role in steering the country, will be very difficult. It needs thoroughness on the part...
A group of Cairo based lawyers accused Deputy Prime Minister Yahyá al-Jamal of having insulted Islam in a TV talk show on March 14. They charge al-Jamal with committing a civil crime and aim to evoke the blasphemy law against him, which allows for a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment.  
Muhammad al-Biltājī, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, made clear that he wants secular parties to get organized in order to establish a balanced and truly competitive environment in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Pointing to the war which erupted in Algeria in 1991, when elections that seemed...
Influenced by the revolutionary climate prevailing in the Arab world, the young Palestinians organized huge demonstrations in several Palestinian cities, calling for an end to the rift between Hamās and Fatah. They swiftly responded to this call, announcing that they are ready to meet and discuss...
Universities across Egypt have seen angry students and rebellious professors protesting on campus, threatening to disband only when pro-Mubārak professors and teachers are gone. The so-called university battle is one of a series of upheavals in the wake of the revolution. It started in Cairo...
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