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An article from the Maadi Messenger discussing the significance of the famous geometrical tile styling known as "Cairo Tiling" with accompanied contextual commentary from Cornelis Hulsman.
Ayad Mossad [ʿAyyād Musʿad] discusses his time as foundation chairman of the Arab-West Report as well as some background information on his life. Accompanied is a contextual commentary included by Cornelis Hulsman.
Mufti of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah gave a military salute to army and police commanders who received him at the office of Beni Suef Governor Counselor Māhir Bibars on Friday (July 13). [‘Umar al-Shaykh, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 14, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Commenting on a ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court to dissolve parliament, Ventrell said during a news briefing on Thursday (July 12) that Washington is not taking sides to any of the parties to the political process. He called on Egyptians to continue achieving what they aspire through...
In recent years, following the disbandment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Brotherhood militias have split into various hostile groups and have merged into the core of Dāʿish. 
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
Naguib Gabriel [Najīb Jubrāʾīl], President of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (E.U.H.R.O), submitted a draft proposal to amend the Penal Code to the Egyptian Parliament. The amendments to the penal code are to classify crimes of assault on Christian places of worship and/or church-...
Side A Reinout Vos first introduces himself and tells Hulsman how he began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and how he came to Egypt. Vos said that he studied history at Utrecht University, specializing in the history of Malaysia and Indonesia. After completing his Master’s degree,...
Background: Maria van der Hoeven is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 2007-2011. Side A: The Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven is in Cairo on a visit the Dutch-Flemish institute. The first topic discussed was...
Background: Bahāʾ al-Dīn Ḥassan [Bahay Hassan] is an Egyptian Human Rights defender who has led the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, CIHRS. Since he has received death threats for his work, he is currently living in France. Najād Barʿaī [Negad Borai] also works in the field Human Rights...
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
“Citizens are trapped between a rock and a hard place. They will have to choose only between the fulūl (remnants of the former regime) or Islamist groups. Citizens voted for Shafīq not because he is the most efficient but rather to avoid brining the Muslim Brotherhood to power,” said Harīrī in...
Egypt made a move to eliminate hate speech by participating in the meeting of the Communication Working Group affiliated tothe Global Coalition to Combat ISIL, which was held in the US capital Washington. Egypt’s delegation was headed by Ambassador Aḥmad Abu Zayd, spokesman of the Ministry of...
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
In this week’s column, prominent Egyptian lawyer and former judge on a war crimes tribunal, Fuʾād ʿAbd al-Munʿim Riyāḍ, writes: Firstly, two points must be clarified: The first of which is that the freedom of dress is one of the freedoms exercised within the framework of all other rights, provided...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...
Abū Maqār Church (Saint Macarius Church) in Shubrā al-Khaymah witnessed a new crisis between Copts and Salafists opposed to the construction of a service or ceremonial building, affiliated with the church. Salafist groups have attacked the church and blocked construction workers. A representative...

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