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I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
 Without prior notice an American drone bombed the car of a group of military leaders affiliated with Iran and its proxies - the Popular Mobilization Forces and the Lebanon-based Ḥizbullāh - on their way to Bagdad airport. The attack led to the death of General Qasem Soleimani, the most important...
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that it had targeted the American military base ʿAyn al- Asad in Iraq’s al-Anbār province in revenge for the United States’ killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of the Revolutionary Guard’s top leaders.  Ten ballistic missiles had fallen on the ʿAyn al-Asad base...
In this op-ed, the author analyzes two important facets of the United States’ assassination of Iran General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.  First, he looks at the figure of Soleimani as not only a skilled, interpersonal general but also the power he had within the Iranian regime and his future legacy...
The Kemet Boutros Ghali [Buṭrus-Ghālī] Foundation for Peace and Knowledge expressed its surprise for the reluctance of British authorities to take decisive position urgently to stop the decision to sell some Egyptian artifacts in the auction. The foundation considered it not only as a crime against...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
Recently, books published in the Western publishing market have shown great interest in religious matters, whether for Islam, Christianity or Judaism.
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
“The crescent moon with the cross”: this is the motto of Father Bandalīmūn Bushrā, a Roman Orthodox priest in Dumyāṭ.  Father Bandalīmūn, in the spirit of interfaith engagement, bought 50 boxes of sweets, commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad [al-Mawlid al-Nabawīy], to distribute to...

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