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44. AWR Daily Overview, November 29, 2012: Azhar appeals to president, political powers to return to dialogue

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44. AWR Daily Overview, November 29, 2012: Azhar appeals to president, political powers to return to dialogue
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November 29, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The Azhar appealed to President Muhammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people. [Marwah al-Bashīr, al-Ahrām, Nov. 29, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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7. AWR Daily Overview, November 25, 2012: Egypt’s judges team up against constitutional declaration

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7. AWR Daily Overview, November 25, 2012: Egypt’s judges team up against constitutional declaration
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November 25, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The majority of Egyptian courts continued their work while other courts went on a strike in protest against the new constitutional declaration issued by President Muhammad Mursī last week. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Nov. 25, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

 

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32. AWR Daily Overview, November 28, 2012: European Parliament says to stop backing Egypt for lack of democracy

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32. AWR Daily Overview, November 28, 2012: European Parliament says to stop backing Egypt for lack of democracy
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November 28, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The European Parliament said it is appalled by developments in Egypt over a constitutional declaration announced by President Muhammad Mursī and inside the constituent assembly, adding the so-called declaration puts Mursī above the law. [Ahmad Khalaf Allāh and Muhammad Mursī, al-Watan, Nov. 28, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

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74. AWR Daily Overview, November 23, 2012: Holy Synod names Bishop Raphael as secretary

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74. AWR Daily Overview, November 23, 2012: Holy Synod names Bishop Raphael as secretary
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November 23, 2012
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod unanimously named Bishop Raphael of Central Cairo Churches, who was one of the three finalists to the chair of Saint Mark, as secretary of the Synod instead of Bishop Bīshūy of Damietta. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 23, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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69. AWR Daily Overview, November 24, 2012: Division in Egypt as Mursī says decrees meant to preserve nation, achieve stability

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69. AWR Daily Overview, November 24, 2012: Division in Egypt as Mursī says decrees meant to preserve nation, achieve stability
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November 24, 2012
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Nov. 24, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

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57. AWR Daily Overview, November 22, 2012: 67.9% of Egyptians wish to see Mursī out – poll

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57. AWR Daily Overview, November 22, 2012: 67.9% of Egyptians wish to see Mursī out – poll
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November 22, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muhammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests. [Mahmūd Hassūnah, al-Watan, Nov. 22, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

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48. AWR Daily Overview, November 21, 2012: MB seeks Copts’ help to settle church withdrawal crisis

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48. AWR Daily Overview, November 21, 2012: MB seeks Copts’ help to settle church withdrawal crisis
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November 21, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Dr. Sa’d al-Katātnī, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, instructed Coptic members of the FJP to open dialogue with leaders of churches that quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and to set a date for a meeting with them in two days in an attempt to get them back to the panel. [Muhammad Tal’at Dāwūd, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 21, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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37. Copts make up less than 1 percent of incoming Military Academy class

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37. Copts make up less than 1 percent of incoming Military Academy class
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November 20, 2012
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Copts made up a very small percentage of the incoming class at the Military Academy, which also saw a small number of cadets from Sinai.

Academy chief Major General Essmat Murad told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Thursday that 25 students from North Sinai were admitted, as well as 11 from South Sinai. For many years, Sinai Bedouin complained about exclusion from police and military academies. Other figures include 13 new cadets from Aswan, eight from the Red Sea, three from New Valley and eight from Marsa Matrouh. Typically most new cadets come from middle class urban families from Cairo and Alexandria. He said that the number of applicants had risen from 40,000 to 72,000 this year.

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28. AWR Daily Overview, November 20, 2012: Shātir to replace Qandīl as premier

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28. AWR Daily Overview, November 20, 2012: Shātir to replace Qandīl as premier
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November 20, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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A new government lineup under a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood group is almost finalized, according to the ikhwanonline.com website. [Mustafá Zahrān and Muhammad Rabī’, al-Misryūn, Nov. 20, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

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5. AWR Daily Overview, November 18, 2012: Coptic Orthodox Church Pope enthronement today

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5. AWR Daily Overview, November 18, 2012: Coptic Orthodox Church Pope enthronement today
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November 18, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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All eyes are set today (November 18) on the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah to follow up the church’s celebrations of the enthronement of Bishop Tawadros II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, to be attended by Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, Nov. 18, p. 2] Read original text in Arabic

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