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  Background: Eritrea was in a state of war when Kees traveled to it in 1999. The Eritrean–Ethiopian War took place from May 1998 to June 2000. The war resulted in an Ethiopian military victory.  Side A:  Cornelis “Kees” Hulsman  and Martin are discussing the demographics of Eritrea.  According to...
Last week, a Muslim man and a Christian woman announced their intention to marry, and after obtaining a court ruling approving of their nuptial, they were married surrounded by family and friends. This event then sparked a fresh debate about civil marriage in Egypt. 
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
A novel under the title “The son of the Coptic woman” has been published recently by khan publishing house. The novel is written by poet and playwright Walīd ʿAlā al-Dīn.
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh al-ʾAmīn ʿUthmān al-ʾAmīn the Muftī of Eritrea. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo, and was then sent as an envoy from the Azhar to Eritrea. He worked as a teacher in the Religious Institute in Eritrea. After that, he became a judge in...
 The Salafī demonstration and subsequent attacks on Coptic Orthodox churches in the poor Cairo suburb of Imbābah on Saturday reportedly began after claims that a Christian woman, 'Abīr, had converted to Islam for marital reasons and later ran 'Awwāy. Whatever the truth of these claims, the fact...
On March 8 Muhammad al-Barād'ī insisted on keeping the art. 2 of the constitution unchanged. I was horribly disappointed.           (Image: courtesy Munich Security Conference, Photographer Harald Dettenborn) When I read al-Qimnī's article [Click here to read al-Qimnī's article] my disappointment...
AWR was pleased to cooperate with Encounter, a program of ABC radio, Australia. For the interviews and transcript of ABC please check this address: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2011/3147651.htm#transcript  
Gerrit Roos investigates the complex relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. He interviewed a number of Christian figures and analyzes the reasons why people emigrate from the country.
Faraj Ismā‘īl calls on the church in Egypt to play a role in limiting Christians’ violence against Muslims and comments that the number of conversions to Islam in Egypt is increasing.
The problems resulting from Muslim- Christian marriages do not end even after a divorce.
Coptic lawyers withdrew their lawsuits against "Awan al-Ward" and its writer and made peace with the team who work on the serial. Pope Shenouda and the President of the Radio and Television Union attended the reconciliation meeting.
Mahmoud al-Kurdi believed that "Awan al-Ward" highlighted the fact that building the civilization of Egypt would not be achieved except through the arms of both Muslims and Christians. Awdet Iskander wrote that Wahid Hamid was mistaken when he chose a mixed marital relationship as the plot of...
Hani Labeeb wrote to al-Usboa criticizing the reaction of some Coptic religious men towards the serial "Awan al- Ward," as being extremist. Two articles in al-Ahram praised the series, confirming that there is love between Muslims and Christians. The writer of the serial told al-Raya al-Masri...
After her first baby, Muná Mahmūd, an Egyptian Muslim, discovered that her husband was Christian and that he had been deceiving her the whole time by pretending to be a Muslim.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Articles that provide a good insight in feelings in the Arab and Muslim world. Discrimination, equality and negative sentiments in Muslim-Christian relations. Local Muslims taking unregistered land that was used by Christians. Civil Affairs Authority did not provide some Christians with a Christian...
Al-Hayat and al-Akhbar praised Pope Shenouda’s invitation to those who participated in the series of "Awan al-Ward" to the annual Ifṭār party of the Coptic Orthodox church. Both papers wrote about the support of the Minister of Information for the series. Rose al- Youssef reported the details of a...
The controversy around the TV show Awan al-Ward, which presented a mixed marriage between a Muslim and Christian, escalated this week with three cases filed against its author. Many Egyptian and Arabic-language papers dedicated much space to the film. Al-Ḥayāt said Awān al-Ward raised controversy...

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