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43. AWR Daily Overview, December 29, 2011: Christians are 5% of Egypt's population, says CAPMAS chief

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43. AWR Daily Overview, December 29, 2011: Christians are 5% of Egypt's population, says CAPMAS chief
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12, 6, 3, 3, 5, 7 and 7
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December 29, 2011
Author: 
'Amr al-Misrī
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Copts are making about 5% of an Egyptian population of 81 million, which is growing by 4500 souls daily, said Abū Bakr al-Jindī, the president of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). [Majdī Salāmah, Al-Wafd, Dec. 29, p. 12] Read original text in Arabic

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34. AWR Daily Overview, December 28, 2011: We will revenge for women next Jan. 25, says activist 'Abd al-Fattāh

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34. AWR Daily Overview, December 28, 2011: We will revenge for women next Jan. 25, says activist 'Abd al-Fattāh
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December 28, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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Activist 'Alā' 'Abd al-Fattāh said that assaults on women will have a strong reaction on January 25, 2012, adding "we will take revenge for women." ['Alā' al-Dīn Sālim and Safā' Shākir, Al-Ahrām, Dec. 28, p. 5] Read the original text in Arabic

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27. AWR Daily Overview, December 27, 2011: Major steps in developing the Azhar

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27. AWR Daily Overview, December 27, 2011: Major steps in developing the Azhar
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December 27, 2011
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Diana Maher Ghali
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The committee concerned with the law on developing the Azhar finalized the draft and will refer it to the Islamic Research Academy. The development includes restructuring the senior ulema board and choosing the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh among them. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Dec. 27, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic  

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18. AWR Daily Overview, December 26, 2011: EFSCO receives decisions from finance ministry banning sale of liquor, cigarettes outside airports

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18. AWR Daily Overview, December 26, 2011: EFSCO receives decisions from finance ministry banning sale of liquor, cigarettes outside airports
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December 26, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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In a step that is expected to spark row, Egypt Free Shops Company (EFSCO) received instructions from the finance ministry to refrain from selling liquor and cigarettes in its branches outside airports. [Hishām Yassa and Yūsuf al-'Ūmī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 26, p. 4] Read the original text in Arabic

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13. AWR Daily Overview, December 25, 2011: Scenarios for easing tension between revolution and SCAF

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13. AWR Daily Overview, December 25, 2011: Scenarios for easing tension between revolution and SCAF
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December 25, 2011
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Diana Maher Ghali
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In an attempt to ease the tension between protesters in al-Tahrīr square and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), 65 activists and public figures suggest opening up nominations for presidential candidates on 25 January, closing the nomination period on the anniversary of former President Husnī Mubārak's resignation on 11 February. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 25, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic 

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9. AWR Daily Overview, December 24, 2011: Sawirus denies he called for abolishing Article 2 of the Constitution, says MB practicing flagrant sectarianism

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9. AWR Daily Overview, December 24, 2011: Sawirus denies he called for abolishing Article 2 of the Constitution, says MB practicing flagrant sectarianism
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December 24, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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Coptic businessman Najīb Sawirus said the Muslim Brotherhood’s attacks on him and “false allegations” is yet another episode in the MB’s standard practice of turning political rivalry into religious battles. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Dec. 24, p. 8] Read the original text in Arabic 

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38. AWR Daily Overview, December 23, 2011: Pope Shenouda to lead mass as church dismisses rumors about canceling celebrations

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38. AWR Daily Overview, December 23, 2011: Pope Shenouda to lead mass as church dismisses rumors about canceling celebrations
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December 23, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III will lead the Christmas mass, said Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, denying rumors that the church was going to cancel this year’s celebrations of the Eastern Christmas on January 7, 2012. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, December 23, 2011, p.10] Read the original text in Arabic 

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25. AWR Daily Overview, December 22, 2011: Salafist says persons not voting for al-Nūr are sinners

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25. AWR Daily Overview, December 22, 2011: Salafist says persons not voting for al-Nūr are sinners
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December 22, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Supporters of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in al-Beheira governorate handed out fliers in which they urged voters to cast their ballots in favor of the party and that anyone not voting for al-Nūr would be "a sinner in the heart, profligate and dishonest because they letting down the party that seeks implementing the sharī'ah (Muslim law) of Allāh." [Muhammad Khayāl, Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 22, p. 3] Read the original text in Arabic

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16. AWR Daily Overview, December 21, 2011: Suspects involved in virginity tests, Maspero incidents referred to military justice

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16. AWR Daily Overview, December 21, 2011: Suspects involved in virginity tests, Maspero incidents referred to military justice
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December 21, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The trial of suspects from the military involved in the virginity tests and the October 9 Maspero incidents before a court martial is underway, according to Maj. General 'Ādil al-Mursī, the president of the military judiciary organization. ['Alī Shām, Al-Ahrām, Dec. 21, p. 3] Read the original text in Arabic

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8. AWR Daily Overview, December 19, 2011: Copts mourn Shaykh 'Ifat

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8. AWR Daily Overview, December 19, 2011: Copts mourn Shaykh 'Ifat
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December 19, 2011
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'Amr al-Misrī
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A number of Coptic movements condemned the "bloody" incidents that took place on al-Qasr al-'Aynī street and mourned the killing of Shaykh 'Imād 'Ifat as young Copts placed a photo of the late cleric instead of photos of killed Coptic activist Mīnā Danyāl and their own on their social networking Facebook pages. [Ahmad Habīb, Al-Hurīyah wal-'Adālah, Dec. 19, p. 3] Read the original text in Arabic

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