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Security Forces in Asyut have found a letter addressed to the office of the Muslim Brotherhood in Qena. 
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.
The Egyptian governorate of Aṣyūṭ [Assuit] is preparing in full swing to host international visitors to the path of the Holy Family Journey in Egypt after Pope Francis embraced the journey as an official Christian pilgrimage.
Background:Between al-Qūṣiyya, Upper Egypt, and the Monastery of The Holy Virgin Mary or Dayr al-Muḥarraq, in the governorate of Asyut, lies the predominantly Christian village of al-Saraqnā. The village of around 10,000 inhabitants is peaceful but yet overpopulation creates a tremendous strain on...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Al-Ahali published a photo of Virgin Mary on its front page under the title of "The First Photo of the Holy Virgin." It mentioned that a Muslim woman took this photo when the strong lights shone above the towers of the Saint Marcos church in Assiut. al-Akhbar wrote that the Bishopric of...
The spiritual phenomenon and lights, which accompanied the apparition of the Holy Virgin in the province of Assiut have continued for the third month. Thousands of people go there wanting to see her and get blessed. Some of them have reportedly been miraculously cured of dangerous diseases.
Sectarian tension erupted in Assuit’s peaceful village of Bahīj after Yūsuf Fathī Ni‘nā‘, a Copt, declared his Islam amidst strong opposition from his family.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.
Holy lights reported in the sanctuary of St Michael’s cathedral in Assiut, Upper Egypt draw thousands of Christians.
Majdī Khalīl describes Assiut as a brave city which has managed to triumph over the forces of evil.
The rumors of US interference in Assiut probably started with an article titled "The American embassy occupies Assiut," Sout Al-Umma, April 28, 2003 [AWR week 17, art. 3]. The Sout al-Umma article is extremely negative and one wonders if not at least part of it is the consequence of rivalry between...
The Minister of Foreign Affairs recently visited Assiut and the monastery of Durunka. He wonders whether the visit is related to the American campaign against Egypt because of claims related to the persecution of Copts.
The article recounts the story of the photograph taken by American researcher Paul Perry of the church of Saint Mark in Assiut, in August 2000. He took a photograph of the church at night after it closed its doors. It shows a very strong light over the church´s steeple. He sent the photograph...
Between October 10, 1998 and October 2002 80 permits had been given for restauration, 9 for renovation and 3 for completely rebuilding a church (tearing it to the ground and rebuilding it again). Six more permits have been requested and are now being processed.
Criticizing the press release of the US Copts Association. Some Copts frequently resort to claims of Islamic extremism if decisions are made they don´t like. This doens´t help.
The governor of Assiut commented on the current situation of religious extremism in the governorate after September11. He said that after the September events, the fugitive terrorists in Assiut are always in a state of fear and worry. He believed that since the basis of all extremist groups is the...
Yousuf Sidhom tells the story of an Assiut lawyer who was greatly hassled and unfairly shifted from place to place without explanation in his efforts to obtain his voting card before the deadline. The lawyer accused the apathetic government employees of attempting to make him miss his deadline,...
The main argument of this article is that the Copts should raise their cares as Egyptians and penetrate the political stage by joining parties in an active way, so they can discover serious new courses to express their views and demands, and become a sound pressing power.
The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has presented three candidates for the elections in Assiut, including Muhammad Hāmid Sharīf, a physician, in Assiut City constituency, and Muhammad ‘Abd al-Rāziq, also a physician, at the Manfalout constituency.

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