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Marking the day of martyrdom of people of Damietta and the crushing defeat of the Crusaders in 1125 AD, Damietta chose May 8 to be its national day.  Streets are decorated and flags are raised in the alleys.
In his last press interview with al-Bawāba News, the late Ghassān Khalaf, Professor of Biblical Studies, said that the Israel and its Zionist ideology seek to fuel divisions in order to justify the existence of a religious Jewish state, thus achieving their political ideology and restoring their...
During the literary intellectual forum organized by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria, Dr. Shaykh Usāma al-Azharī, the presidential advisor, called on to turn the page of intra-tensions, confrontations and attacks against homelands, national armies, saying: “We need to foster social dialogue that...
Some of our expatriate Copts call for organizing vigils in front of Egyptian embassies in protest against what they call persecution and oppression of their brothers and sisters in Egypt. What is the oppression and injustice you are talking about, my dear brothers and sisters? There is a big...
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
Research interns at the Center for Arab-West Understanding - Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal, a postgraduate researcher from the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University (India) and Youssef el-Banna [Yūsuf al-Banna], a Social Science and Law student at the University of...
Egyptian poetess and novelist Fātimah Nāʾūt criticized Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk for her remarks in which she described Copts in Egypt as dhimmīs, saying that the term ‘dhimmī’ can no longer be used to describe non-Muslims under civil laws applied in modern Egypt.
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
Two days ago, we lost the honorable Sayyid Ḥijāb, the descendent of Bayram, Ḥaddād, and Jāhīn; the pinnacle of colloquial Egyptian poetry, deep and eloquent as it is. He left us on the anniversary of the glorious January 25 2011. He was one of the pillars of this day.
Background: Prominent Egyptian democratization activist Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm (born 3 December, 1938) discusses the issue of elections in Egypt, and the extent to which they are fair or corrupt. Dr. ʾĪbrāhīm's interest is with democracy and human rights. He is involved in many organisations...
Background: Ḥizb al-Waṭanī al-Dimuqrāṭī (The National Democratic Party (NDP)) was the ruling party of the Egyptian parliament since 1978 until 2011, when it dissolved as a result of the Egyptian Revolution. During the 1995 elections, the NDP held almost all the seats of the parliament, and mostly...
Travel Editorial piece by Dr. Cornelis Hulsman on the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the White Nile lands in Uganda. This piece also explores the geopolitics surrounding the Nile in Egypt, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
As with the article of intern Jonathan Vink perspectives on Egypt change with a stay in Egypt. Ugandan student Mutyaba Paul Charles describes his experiences.
John R. Bradley, a British author and journalist best known for his 2008 book Inside Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, identifies the Egyptian revolution of 1952 as “a failed revolution” that ended Egypt’s belle époque of the 1930s and 1940s’ cultural heyday. The author...
Muhammad Mursī was declared president Sunday after several days of uncertainty that resulted from a presidential election that exposed deep polarization in Egyptian society - those who favor an Islamist civilian president and oppose a member of the Mubarak regime were pitted against those who fear...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 29, 2012. Despite the best efforts of Christian and Muslim revolutionaries, the first free presidential election in Egypt's history has resulted in an all-too-familiar choice: old regime vs. Islamists. The nation's Supreme Presidential...
It is the time before the presidential elections. Egypt is in the middle of a possible transitional period and a mostly transitional mood.
The author confirms the nationality of Copts and their love of Egypt, refraining from the English report which declares that the cause of Copts' participation in 1919 Revolution was their fear of Muslims.  
AWR was pleased to cooperate with Encounter, a program of ABC radio, Australia. For the interviews and transcript of ABC please check this address: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2011/3147651.htm#transcript  

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