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This article was first published in: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/marchweb-only/behindegyptrevolution.html Editor AWR: Paul-Gordon Chandler gives a good picture of Christian and Muslim cooperation which does exist but he neglects the negative examples and thus his presentation has...
15 Egyptian independent newspapers refused to publish their publications on October 7, 2007. Other newspapers criticized the gesture and its motivations, choosing instead to express themselves “positively.” Freedom of the press is a pivotal issue in Egyptian media nowadays.
Al-Ḥayāh (Al-Ḥayāt) reports that Namik Tan, a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, welcomed the report from the European Commission on Turkey’s accession to the European Union, describing it as "balanced and impartial," and indicating that it included some points which his government will...
In December 1976, Mamdouh Salem, then Minister of Interior, issued a decision to cancel censorship on books and newspapers. This was one way President Sadat aimed at presenting himself as democratic. The editors and the managers of the newspapers were appointed by the president himself and thus...
Anyone who reads the declarations of emigrant Copts and the declarations of the centers adjoined to them thinks that Egypt is an apartheid society like South Africa in the past. Some might even think that every Muslim in Egypt carries an machine-gun on his shoulder all the time to deal with any...
A jailed Kuwaiti professor and newspaper columnist was taken to hospital with an irregular heartbeat after a four-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam, supporters said on October 10.
The arrest of Ahmed Baghdadi, head of Kuwait University’s Political Science Department and a newspaper columnist, on blasphemy charges has triggered a war of words between the country’s influential Islamists and liberals. While liberals criticized the sentence for being an alleged infringement of...
Sheikhh Abdul Mun’em Abu Zant, detained three times last week for breaching the Sermons Law, once again defied a ban on his preaching activities and delivered a political sermon on Friday.
Two prominent supporters of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas recently withdrew from the Hamas Solidarity Committee in protest against what they described as the Muslim Brotherhood’s soft handling of the recent arrest of Hamas leaders.
Top police officials have called on the press to establish closer cooperation with the authorities to deal with domestic violence and crimes.

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