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Coptic candidates for the Shūrá Council, the Upper House of Egypt's parliament, in al-Minya started an intensive campaign amidst a heated climate of competitiveness among the parties.   The Free Social Constitutional Party fielded a Coptic candidate, Sa'īd Bushrá Sulaymān while famed Coptic lawyer...
Shūrá Council appointed yesterday (September 4, 2012) heads of state-run Egyptian newspapers. The re-shuffle included: Mamdūh al-Walī as head of Akhbār al-Yawm, Mustafá Abū Zayd as head of Dār al-Tahrīr association, Yahyá Zakarīyā Ghānim as head of Dār al-Hilāl association, Kamāl al-Dīn Mahjūb as...
Members of the Shūrá Council lashed out at foreign grants and awards, calling members of the Shūrá Council not to accept these donations as it gives an opportunity for foreign spread and espionage on the country. A number of members called for amending international agreements that has to do with...
A meeting between different political parties had lasted until dawn on Sunday, September 4, 2011 to discuss boycotting the upcoming parliament elections.  
The Supreme Press Council’s recent report has criticized the way private newspapers reported on the Shūrá Council fire and commented that al-Wafd and Watanī failed to abide by the rules for publishing adverts.
The Shūrá Council has approved a project law to prevent demonstrations in houses of worship. The majority of Egyptian political parties and authorities approved the decision, but certain people have expressed their opposition to it.
The relationship between the ruling party presided by President Mubārak and Pope Shenouda reached an impasse after Mubārak ignored a request submitted by Pope Shenouda to appoint three Copts in al-Shūrá Council.
Outrage and a desire for revenge against the regime prevailed within the church after the regime broke its promise to allocate a number of seats to the Copts in the Shūrá Council’s mid-term elections.
Coptic independent nominee to the Shūrá Council’s elections Marqus Nakhalah reveals incidents of falsification in the favor of the nominee of the ruling national Democratic Party.
The article talks about the heated electoral campaigns that characterize the struggle between Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates and those of the ruling National Democratic Party to win the race of the Shūrá Council elections.
A few days before the Shūrá Council elections, the government began a massive security raid of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and detained many of the group’s supporters. Senior officers of the Brotherhood defined the procedures as a prepared plan to rig the results of the election.
National Democratic Party [NDP] leaders and Coptic activists have secretly agreed to allocate a quota for Copts in the NDP lists rather than declaring a quota in the Constitution or the law.
Egyptian security forces recently launched a massive drive against leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, since group-related students gave a military style rally in the Azhar University a few months ago [AWR, week 51, 2006, article 26]. Members of the group say that the crackdown aims at removing the...
The Muslim young men accused of setting alight Copts’ shops are interrogated by the general attorney.
In an escalation of the Egyptian government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, security authorities dealt a blow to the outlawed group’s financial muscle as it arrested a number of businessmen affiliated to the group.
Usāmah Salāmah denounces the silence of the Syndicate of Journalists, the Shūrá Assembly and the organizations of human rights, and calls to file a claim against the researcher who declared Rose al- Yūsuf Kāfir to reject the thesis and cancel his academic degree.
The third annual report of the National Council for Human rights is causing a division within the public even before its release.
After the big fuss made about a conference entitled, ‘Laymen and the Church,’ the conference sessions were completed and recommendations were announced. The following lines shed light on the conference sessions, on its final recommendations and on the aroused echoes.
While the Jamā‘ah al- Islamīyah called for legislative means to release Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al- Rahmān, al-Qā‘idah called for the kidnapping of American diplomats to achieve this goal.
A few days ago, the Shūrá [Consultative] Council discussed a draft law on amending some articles of the penal code pertaining to publication-related cases. A large number of journalists staged a sit-in in protest against the proposed amendments, describing them as a setback to the freedom of...

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