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The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, praised Egypt for providing substantial support for women to face the consequences of coronavirus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said that she is pleased with the existing cooperation between the...
A number of doctors in the Munira [al-Munīra] Hospital in Cairo threatened to resign after the death of the doctor Walīd Yaḥiyā who had been tested positive for the Coronavirus but did not receive sufficient treatment. Yaḥiyā’s death is not an individual case.  Within the last 24 hours four doctors...
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
On June 1st, Coptic Orthodox Churches will be having mass for the first time since the decision to suspend liturgies and masses at churches in March as according to Coronavirus precautionary measures.  Masses will be without the presence of a congregation. 
Churches have settled on a group of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus among churchgoers whenever they return for religious services.  This is in addition to a forthcoming decision by the Egyptian Cabinet about reopening houses of worship in mid-June.  Measures...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
Amid preventative measures being taken against the spread of coronavirus, the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments has announced that work on all ministry events is to be suspended. It has also prohibited the holding of funerals and wedding services until further notice.
Eight people were killed and another 30 are recorded missing after floods swept over al-Zarāyib area of 15th May City on March 12. Shiḥātah Maqdis, a leader of the “zabaleen” [al-Zabbālīn], a community of garbage collectors, said that search and rescue operations are still ongoing to find the...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."

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