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Egypt’s largest Islamist militant group, the Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya, has announced several new initiatives as part of its effort to switch from violent opposition to the government to a legal alternative, its lawyers said.
The local authorities accepted several successive complaints by a local citizen against Dr Gamaal Haneen and his brothers, who were building a new house for the entire family, that they were constructing a church building. This led to a forced closure of the house happening during the receiving of...
Interior Minister Habib El-Adli denied that there is a truce between the security forces and the Gama’a Islamiyya. He said his department acts to reintegrate jailed militants into society once they "repent" and are released. El-Adli also announced that an official probe into allegations of police...
The Ministry of Interior released yesterday 1000 prisoners of the Gama’a Islamiyya who had renounced their terrorist thought. The ministry’s decision is unconnected from any [alleged] deal with terrorists, they said.
Less than one week after her eviction from Egypt, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on April 9, that it was lifting the travel ban it had imposed on Lebanese singer Najwa Karam.
Under the existing law, a rapist has the choice of either facing criminal charges or marrying his victim. Article 290 of the Penal Code stipulates that rape is punishable by death, but Article 291 states that if a rapist offers to marry his victim and she agrees, criminal charges are dropped and...
The US State Department released its annual report on the state of human rights in Egypt stating: "The government continued to commit numerous serious human rights abuses, although its record improved somewhat over the previous year."
Bars and shops selling alcohol, video tape rental shops and huge street billboards advertising steamy pictures of Egypt’s top actresses are among the targets of the country’s largest militant organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya.
A summary of the perceived legislative errors of the 1938 Personal Status Law from the viewpoint of Egyptian Christians.
The issue of Christian remarriage after divorce following a recent civil court ruling wife remains an issue facing fierce opposition from the various Christian denominations in Egypt. The views of representatives from various denominations are reported in this article.


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