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Informal marriage and also informal document or agreement

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15. AWR Daily Overview, January 2, 2012: Muslim, Coptic elders contain sectarian crisis in Asyut

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15. AWR Daily Overview, January 2, 2012: Muslim, Coptic elders contain sectarian crisis in Asyut
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5, 7, 18, 20, 4, 3, 9, 8 and 3
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January 2, 2012
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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The ‘urfī (conciliatory) council of the elders of Muslims and Copts in Asyut governorate managed to restore calm to al-‘Adar on the third day of sectarian incidents in the village and some other neighboring villages, sparked after a Coptic high school student has reportedly published cartoons offensive to Muslims on his Facebook page. [‘Abduh Hasānyn and Ahmad al-Asyūtī, Al-Wafd, Jan. 2, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic 

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6. Marriage, conversion and an alleged abduction, causes behind the eruption of new sectarian violence [2]

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6. Marriage, conversion and an alleged abduction, causes behind the eruption of new sectarian violence [2]
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23-06-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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A reconciliatory session is expected to be held between Muslims of al-Nazlah village and Copts of the village. It was rumored that the family of a previously Coptic woman who married a Muslim and converted to Islam, abducted her and tried to force her to leave her Muslim husbands and revert to Christianity. Upon the abduction, Muslims of the village attacked Copts businesses and destroyed their possessions.

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53. Amendments to the Child Law cause political and religious disputes

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53. Amendments to the Child Law cause political and religious disputes
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Tamir Shukri
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The Legislative Committee of the People's Assembly has decided to remove a number of debatable articles that were suggested as amendments to the Child Law.

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61. Egypt’s new Child’s law, a stone hits still water

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61. Egypt’s new Child’s law, a stone hits still water
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05-05-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The Egyptian Shūrá Council approved the suggested draft law about children’s right in Egypt. The law stimulated heated discussions in and outside the council. The new law prohibits female genital mutilation and gives children the right to file claims against their parents if subjected to physical violence. The law also gave the children born outside marriage the right to be registered and given a surname. Opponents of the new law claim that the law is against the social and religious values of the Egyptian society and that it is another form of the increasing Western influence in Egypt.

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2. Dialogue and understanding needs fair and non-partisan reporting; providing examples of the effectiveness of Arab-West Report

4. Governor Ahmed Dia el-Din speaks out about the tensions around the Monastery of Abu Fana [2]

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4. Governor Ahmed Dia el-Din speaks out about the tensions around the Monastery of Abu Fana [2]
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29-07-2008
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Personal testimony from Governor Ahmed Dia al-Din on the recent tensions in his governorate.

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8. Egyptian villagers resist monastery’s growth. Muslims, Christians clash over desert, faith, and politics in Upper Egypt

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8. Egyptian villagers resist monastery’s growth. Muslims, Christians clash over desert, faith, and politics in Upper Egypt
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23-07-2008
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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The article discusses the potential origins of the conflict surrounding the monastery of Abu Fana.

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9. Background on the Monastery of Abu Fanah

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9. Background on the Monastery of Abu Fanah
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30-07-2008
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.

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