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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Rūmānī Jād al-Rabb, a Coptic activist and Vice-Chairman of the al-Kalima (Word) for Human Rights, accused officials of “foot-dragging” on bringing to justice the persons involved in the October 9, 2011 clashes outside the state TV & radio building in Maspero, which left more than 20 people...
Lt. General Subhī Sayīd, graduated in 1968 from the Egyptian Military Academy, was appointed as the Armed Forces Chief of Staff.
A military source has stated that there is no truth in reports that there have been negative reactions toward the changes that have taken place in leading positions in the armed forces, particularly as there had been coordination and consultation [with the armed forces regarding these changes.
It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...
The writer stressed in his article on three main facts. First, that the June 30 Revolution is a real popular uprising that was backed by the Armed Forces. Second, that the Egyptian Army had played a national political role throughout the history of Egypt, so its role in the June 30 revolution was...
General Sidqī Subhī, Minister of Defense, has stated that the armed forces will confront with force any attempt to influence the will of the people. 
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, the Azhar's Grand Shaykh, called on the Ministry of Interior Affairs to immediately ceasefire against the protesters. Shaykh al-Tayīb called on the Egyptian Armed Forces to avoid any confrontations among the people. Read original text in Arabic
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) concluded a closed conference by warning the ruling military council against issuing general constitutional principles, and against preventing elected lawmakers from choosing the constituent assembly that will draft the new constitution. "The...
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party concluded a closed conference Tuesday by warning the ruling military council against issuing general constitutional principles. The party's executive committee, the secretaries of its branches and political candidates participated in the meeting....
A meeting between different political parties had lasted until dawn on Sunday, September 4, 2011 to discuss boycotting the upcoming parliament elections.  
A ministerial committee agreed to consider two draft laws for the constituencies of the People's Assembly and Shūrá Council, which have been referred to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).
Prominent Islamist Sheikh Mohamed Amer has declared that Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces, should be considered "leader of the faithful" due to his current capacity as military ruler of the country.
Military experts have said that the Egyptian people will not accept the existence of an Islamic state. Major General Jamāl Maẓlūm (Gen.) said, "Whatever the percentage of participants [were Muslim] at the rally in Taḥrīr Square...I do not think that the people of Egypt are moving towards a...
Field Marshal Husayn Tantāwī, the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), received on Wednesday (June 29, 2011) Ambassador William Burns, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and his accompanying delegation, currently on a visit to Egypt. The meeting took up recent developments in...
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) warned against foreign interference to spark a sectarian sedition in Egypt while Muslim and Christian clerics agreed that dialogue is the best way now among Egyptians in order to overcome any sectarian calls. Participants in a symposium, held by the...
Field Marshal Husayn Tantāwī, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Force, ordered investigations into the death of Rāmī Fakhrī, a Coptic engineer who died in an ambush on a main road, and referral of the outcome to SCAF. Meanwhile, the council, in its 53rd message on its Facebook page,...
A final form [draft] of a law on political rights has been approved by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and was handed to the interim cabinet. Most importantly, it forbids expatriates to participate in Egyptian elections and removes the previous women quota in parliament. Our society calls...
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