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On the 1st of January 2011, just some minutes after the New Year Eve Mass celebration, a huge blast in front of the Saints Church in Alexandria, killed 21 people and left 79 injured. The casualties of this blast go beyond how many were killed and wounded; they reignited the sectarian strife in...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said the president’s decree no. 355/2012 is only giving an official status for the new pope as far as dealing with the state institutions is concerned, adding the president does not enjoy the powers to accept or refuse the (church’s) decision because the pope was...
In Nasr City, Christian women were prevented from voting in one of the polling stations, also many voting cards were not stamped. 
In Shubrā, Muslims and Christians united against the Constitution.
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, stressed that Church withdrawal form the Constituent Assembly was due to not including Copts in the Constitution although they are half of the community. 
The Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Office and the Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in al-Muqattam lifted the Emergency Law to monitor closely the referendum in ten governorates.
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
Amid dense security measures of police and armed forces, al-Gharbia Governorate witnessed a large turnout in several of it cities, whereas the number of voters in the village was not as large. It was reported that judges who were due to supervise the voting arrived late. Noteworthy is the large...
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, expressed his happiness over the high turnout to cast the ballots. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt is facing collapse from within as less 48 hour after civil parties and movements suspended their activities the representatives of the three churches announced on Friday (November 16) withdrawal in protest over certain articles in the...
Egyptian Priests Who Enriched The Egyptian History
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...

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