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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Egypt’s train station on Ramses square is considered one of the busiest places in Egypt nowadays. For those who know it nowadays, it is hard to imagine what the station was like decades ago, when the press was boasting that there were 17.000 travelers passing back and forth through the station...
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
Thanks to the Egyptian historian and writer, Muḥammad Shuʿayr’s book entitled “The Making of Najīb Maḥfūz’ Forbidden Novel: ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’”, that the reader discovers how Najīb Maḥfūz precipitates further controversy about politics, religion, courage and cowardice. The book is the first of a...
In an interview with TEN TV Channel, the Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir said that “the youth in Egypt joined the monastic life in large numbers after 1954, when late Pope Shinūda III and the Abbot Mattā al-Miskīn (Matthew the Poor) decided to become monks at that time under their namesFather Antonius...
Female police first appeared in Egypt directly after the July 23, 1952 Revolution, and the first batch of female police officers that graduated from the police academy was one year later, in 1953. 
ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm ʿAbd al-Nāṣir said that the deceased leader achieved freedom and social justice and ensured education and health for all citizens without distinction. The revolution he led is "purely humanitarian" as he expressed.
Kamāl Shātīlā, chairman of the Lebanese Popular Congress, said in an interview with “al-Waṭan” that the death of President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir was a total catastrophe for Egypt, the Arab nation, and the third world countries, stressing that Nāṣir was a symbol for the dreamers of freedom and...
The novel follows a group of fellow addicts who gather on a Nile houseboat, the drug a withdrawal from the business of life. They belong to the enlightened bourgeoisie including a writer, a lawyer, a journalist, a real estate owner, an artist and a female translator. All these persons are bound...
Recently, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces reprinted the book “The Making of Egypt” [Takwīn Miṣr] by Muḥammad Shafīq Ghurbāl. According to the new edition’s introduction by Dr. Kamāl Mughīth, “The Making of Egypt” is a unique book that came as an urgent cultural and national response...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīh al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīḥ al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
      Google celebrated the birthday of artist Ḥusayn Bīkār… First to establish the Wax Museum First artist to draw a book cover His last project to produce a cinematic film was stopped due to his religion He converted to the Baha'ī faith and was imprisoned in 1985 for bribery  He...
The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday commemorates the return of St. Mark the Apostle’s remains to Pope Cyril VI.

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