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The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
The ongoing conflict over the constitution is a clear indication of the state of political/religious division the Egyptian society is going through. [Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh, al-Ahrām, Nov. 15, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
A disciplinary committee has sent counselors Ahmad Yahia Isma’īl, head of Cairo Criminal Court, Ayman al Wardanī, the Public Attorney for Tanta courts, to early retirement for their participation in the Rab’ah and  Nahdah sit ins
A Muslim Brotherhood affiliated group has announced a formation of a “parallel revolutionary government” headed by officer Tāriq al–Juhary
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...
‘Abd al- Mājid ‘Abd al- Barī is a 23 year old Egyptian. He grew up in Britain and as a rap singer and he became a fighter for ISIS (Lutfī Salāman, al- Watan, Aug. 17, p. 3)  
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
At a conference organized by the National Council for Women for Muslim women preachers and Christian nuns on Tuesday, Bishop Dāniyyāl of Ma’ādī, who attended on behalf of Pope Tawādrūs, said that respect and acceptance of others requires providing good education aimed at building individuals who...
On June 10, George Is'hāq, one of the co-founder of the major oppositional movement Kefāya (Enough is Enough) during the Mūbārak regime, and member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), wrote an article in Al-Shurūq Newspaper, strongly condemning the ongoing discrimination practiced...
  Thousands in Shubrā went on a march to al-Tahrīr Square, demanding an end to military rule, stressing national unity and completing the goals of the revolution. [Rānyā Rabī’ and Muhammad ‘Antar, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 26, p. 4]
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, in his sermon on Wednesday (January 25), carried by TV channels, said the January 25, 2011 revolution is one of the greatest events in Egypt’s history, expressing his wishes that the revolution remain peaceful and achieve its objectives of having Egypt becoming...
National unity is one of the pillars of Egypt, its development and progress. It is a clear indication of the cohesion of this people with its leadership. The national unity shows us the story of societal cohesion from our ancestors to the present day. According to the meaning of the term "blasphemy...
Egypt's House of Representative gave the government a 14-day ultimatum to finish drafting a new Equal Citizenship Law, Al-Ahrām Arabic website reported on Monday.
MP `Alā' `Abd al-Mon`im, official spokesperson of the Support Egypt Coalition said that the law on citizenship prepared includes the cancellation of the religion section from the national ID number. It has been submitted to the both the legislative and human rights committees of the Parliament.  
George Is'hāq, member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), said that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) withdrew from the (Tahrīr) Square on February 11, 2011. However, the former Military Council supported them, pointing out that the [ousted] Muhammad Mursī had the chance to be a true...
Columnist Ayman al-Mahdi wrote  an article published by Misr al-Arabiyya on the demonstrations called for by several opposition and political movements in protest of the maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. This demarcation agreement would cede the Islands of Tīran and...
On Tuesday, the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo will hold a panel discussion on the position of the Western media on Egypt.
Human rights activist and researcher Mīnā Thābit, lashed out at the Egyptian regime in an opinion article published by Mada Masr. Thābit criticized the current status of human rights and personal freedoms in Egypt, especially following the ouster of the former president Muḥammad Mursī and the...
Egyptian human rights activists demanded the end of police arbitrary practices against political prisoners held in custody. The activists called on the Parliament to amend the present legislation that permits successive custody terms that may last for several years. The custodial sentence is...
Editor-in-chief and columnist of 'Al-Ahrām al-Masā'ī newspaper wrote on the 5th anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, saying: Five years long, the reality of the situation proved that “the Arab Spring” turned to be mere illusion: the spread of chaos, the absence of stability, and the collapse...

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