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During its 66th anniversary Tuesday (November 13) in Washington, the Middle East Institute is offering its MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership to Najīb Sawirus, the executive chairman of the Orascom Group and the founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, which promotes democratic...
Egyptian business magnate Najīb Sawirus said Copts, who resemble the Red Indians of America, are suffering persecution and discrimination, adding the new government in Egypt has picked only one Christian minister out of 48 Muslim ministers. [Rihāb ‘Abd Illah, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Nov. 16, p. 1] Read...
The businessman Najīb Sāwīris responded to the online offenses of the terrorist group "Muslim Brotherhood", following their biased comments on the decision to legalize some churches, pointing out that it is a basic human right.
Najīb Sāwīrus, businessman and founder of the new liberal party “Free Egyptians”, denied saying that he doesn’t want any Copt to run for presidency. Instead he is calling any national efficient Copt to nominate himself in the elections.
 The governor of Al-Fayyum cancels the contract to build 5000 houses for the youth with Orascom Company.  
After the incidents of Al-Kosheh, and in one of the Gulf satellite channels, Dr. Milad Hanna was back to that ugly tone that he started years ago, the tone through which he denied all his past developmental ideas and his patriotic enlightened history (or, for accuracy, his history that seemed...
Naguib Sawiris appeared for over an hour in interview on the program "Belaa Hudoud" (Without Limits) on the Qatar-based Jazeera satellite TV station, discussing the emergence of the new business class and their political influence - burning questions that are widely aired in the press but never...
The YWCA World Conference ended its sessions yesterday. 600 women participated in that conference from all over the world. The Conference organized a campaign in order to write off the debts of the poor countries. This campaign will be held by the British Christian Aid organization.
The 25 million-member World Council of Young Women’s Christian Association, YWCA, called upon the international community to implement the United Nations’ resolutions, which support the sovereignty of Palestine.
In the second installment of her two-part interview with Al-Ahram Weekly, Minister Mervat Tellawi [the interviewee] tells Mariz Tadros [the interviewer] how it is possible to build a corporate culture of compassion.
Algeria’s new President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has just announced plans to pardon thousands of pro-Islamist prisoners, looks determined to restore peace in order to tackle major social issues. In under three months, Bouteflika has already obtained the "surrender" of the Islamic Salvation Army (...
The Holy City of Bethlehem will launch a 16-month extravaganza of religious, artistic, and cultural events on November 28 1999 to help reestablish the sacred town on the world tourism map.
The People’s Assembly’s Culture Committee was the scene of stormy debates this week over the Culture Ministry’s plans to organize a celebration marking the advent of the next millennium. Among other questions that the Culture Minister Farouk Hosni was asked, was this one: "The celebration will be...
Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni managed, to a large extent, on Sunday [May 23, 199], to win the support of Shura Council members for some of his decisions, especially the relocation of the Museum of Islamic Arts to the Citadel area and the organization of an international celebration to...
The famous Christian businessman stresses national unity of Muslims and Christians.
The name of the businessman has suddenly leaped into the spotlights along side politicians and movie stars. His name has been connected in the last years with a large number of events. Events that include shutting down of newspapers, buying cinemas, mobile phone wars, and the organizing of squash...
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