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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Dr. Saḥar Naṣr, the Minister of Investment and Co-operation, took part in a council on the rise of the Arab woman, including events of the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Safāna Rabīʿ Dahlān, Human rights activist and lawyer in Saudi Arabia, and Princess Dīnā Miraʿad, Jordanese...
President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī’s visit to Washington D.C. this Tuesday comes on the eve of two important events: the upcoming parliamentary vote on constitutional amendments in Egypt and the release of the White House report on the “Deal of the Century” expected in early May.
This interview  report reflects a brief discussion on August 5, 2018, between Libyan representatives (Mr. Abdulmajid Zuwama Alothmani [ʿAbd al-Majīd Zūwāmah alʿUthmānī], former Minister of Agriculture and current PDG of Libyan Petrol and Gas),  Mr Ahmed Shawki Mansour [Aḥmad Shawqī Manṣūr], the GM...
In a small village in Kafr al-Sheikh stands an old house that witnessed the drafting of the 1923 constitution, which was the true beginning of the revolution in Egypt's constitutional and parliamentary history. Experts consider the constitution a constitutional ‘wonder’ and described by Saʿd...
Minister of Interior Maj. General Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn on Monday (November 12) endorsed several appointments and changes within the ministry that covered assistant ministers and security directors. [Mamdūh Hasan, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Pope Tawadrus II categorically refused that the church should have a quota in parliament or in any executive positions, describing this orientation as a “form of discrimination among Egyptians”. [Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Several relatives of the suspects gathered outside the courthouse and affirmed that the suspects were innocent of any charges pressed against them. 
In the Upper Egyptian governorate of Asyut, security authorities nipped a sectarian crisis between Muslims and Copts in the bud in the village of Sinbū, Dayrūt town, in differences over a plot of land next to al-Mashriqī Monastery in the village. 
The Maspero Youth Union warned the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) against responding to the wishes of the Islamist groups to unilaterally set up a constituent committee to draft the constitution.
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
The prosecution ordered the arrest of eight more suspects on charges of involvement in the October 9 Maspero incidents that left 27 people killed and 350 others wounded. 
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decision forming an advisory council, which is to discuss the two laws on presidential elections and the lineup of the constituent assembly on the constitution.
During the conference "Misr Tatahadath" (Egypt Speaks) last Wednesday (December 19), the Partners in the Homeland Coalition declared her rejection of the results of the first phase of the constitutional plebiscites. According to the Coalition, there were numerous violations and the integrity of the...
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches decided to leave the dialogue because there was no clear agenda.  The third session of the national dialogue concerned the appointment of 90 members of the Shūrá, the Upper House, after the office of the President had asked the political...
Nothing seems to bother the Muslim Brotherhood. Apparently, not even a piece of news shakes President Mursī’s emotions. He and his group go ahead with their agendas without any change in their position. One has the feeling that even if a nuclear bomb threatens to erupt, they, nevertheless, will...
Last Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Egypt.  In addition to meeting with President al-Sīsī and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sāmiḥ Shukrī, Pompeo delivered a speech at the American University in Cairo.  The stage was set for the successful visit by a tweet from President Trump...
General ‘Abd āl-Fattāh al-Sīsī, Minister of Defence and Military Production, praised the role played by the armed forces to ensure security during the first phase of the constitutional referendum, saying that this established a historical new relationship between the armed forces and the civilian...
On Monday (December 17), journalists and members of the Wafd Party marched from their headquarters to the Syndicate of Journalists to protest attacks on the Wafd Party headquarters on Saturday (December 15) night.
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 

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