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Um al-Dunyā, literally translated as ‘Mother of the World,’ is an Arabic expression, which Egyptians, and others, have used throughout history in reference to the country’s achievements. It encompasses everything from the country’s ancient civilization, to a long list of Egyptian superlatives and...
In an exclusive press conference for local journalists reporting on the Coptic issue, General Secretary of the Middle East Churches Council (MECC), Soraya Beshelani [Thurayyā Bishʿīlānī] said that the Council has followed up a number of causes and crises some countries of the Middle East...
In his interview to al-ʿArab News editor-in-chief, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox pope and patriarch of Alexandria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said that the rate of Egyptian Christians’ migration has reduced in the last few years, stressing that many Christians left their country during the one-year rule of...
Patriach Gregory III Laham  of the Church of Antioch,  spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church stated that his meeting with Interim president Adly Mansūr was simple and honest. He requested that articles of the constitution be integrated in academic curricula to teach youth and...
One Sudanese man is interviewed about the accusations made by Egyptian individuals and newspapers against Sudanese refugees in Cairo, specifically against the members of his church. They are accused of growing and smoking cannabis, drinking alcohol and behaving inappropriately with women. The...
On what concerns the policy of refugees adopted by the U.S., Egypt represents the leading example in tackling the refugee issue, especially for countries that have been affected, and still are, by the crisis of millions of asylum seekers, in particular those of the EU, hence harshly criticized by...
His eminence Bishop Bīmin, head of the Crisis Committee of the Holy Synod of the church, accompanied by Bishop Qūzmān of North Sinai, made a visit to the families of al-ʿArīsh in the camp of  al-Qirsh in al-Ismāʿīlīya to inspect the conditions of the Coptic families displaced from their homes. The...
The U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said it had obtained religious rulings from top Muslim clerics that permit the Commission to collect zakāt (Islamic 'alms') and use it for relief work for refugees, upon certain conditions the Commission is to fulfill, the American CNN reported two days...
Spokesman of the Catholic Church in Cairo, Father Rafīq Greish, said that some European states had prevented refugees from entering their countries, a decision that prompted Pope Francis I to call on these states to open their doors to asylum seekers.
The Egyptian Parliament [official website, in Arabic] on Monday voted to enact new legislation [press release, in Arabic] aimed at combating the growing number of human traffickers along its coast. Smugglers and their middlemen will now face prison terms or fines, and the law also penalizes anyone...

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