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The United Nations condemned the tragic death of Nadā, a twelve-year-old girl from Asyūṭ, who died while getting circumcised by a doctor.  The UN said in a statement that they are shocked by senseless deaths like these, which continue to happen in 2020 despite gainful advances to end this harmful...
Today the president of the National Council for Women, Dr. Māyā Mursī, welcomed Dr. Harbeen Arora, the founder of the Women Economic Forum, to discuss the final preparations for the forum which will be held in Egypt for the first time in March under the patronage of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī...
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights organized a conference entitled "Participation of Women and Youth in Local Councils: a Shift towards Real Democracy."
  The Islamist Alliance led by the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) and its political arm, Building and Development Party (BDP), continued preparations for the November 2 mass protests to demand the implementation of the sharī'ah, sacking the public prosecutor and purging the judiciary.
Middle East Online Website published an article on August 24 entitled “Egypt’s Morsi scraps preventive detention for publishing crimes” by Dominique Soguel. Below is the original text of the article: Egyptian newspaper editor Islam Afifi was freed after a few hours in custody on Thursday, a...
The salafī al-Nūr Party refused the environmental affairs portfolio.Prime Minister Dr. Hishām Qandīl had phoned Khālid ‘Alam al-Dīn, a member of al-Nūr (Light) Party, to offer him the position of Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, but the Party refused and considered the offer as an...
[Reviewer’s Note: The Maspero Youth Union staged protest outside the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-'Abbāssīyah to call on acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius and members of the Millī (Laymen) Council to withdraw the representatives of the church from the assembly. The Union...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...

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