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A wrangling erupted on Saturday (May 12) between veteran journalist Farīdah al-Shūbāshī and ‘Abd al-Zāhir Mufīd, the secretary of political education at the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), during a seminar hosted by the ministry of social affairs on drama handling of issues of...
Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, said that the five Coptic detainees are: ‘Izat Hakīm, ‘Isá Ibrāhīm, ‘Adil Shākir, Shirīf Ramsīs, and ‘Imād Sidīq. He added that the detainees are being tortured by the Libyan Preventive Security Unit and have to be released immediately. ...
In a poem dedicated to his son, the Turkish poet Naẓīm Ḥikmet writes: “Believe in seeds, earth, and the sea, but people above all. Love clouds, machines, and books, but people above all. Grieve for the withering branch, the dying star, and the hurt animal, but feel for people above all. Rejoice in...
A decision recently taken by Bishop Yūʾannis of Asyūt to obligate Christian women to wear proper clothes in churches has stirred controversy among Christians, a majority of whom rejected the decision, arguing that the Church’s role is to guide rather than impose behavioral rules. 
In his response to a hashtag published by Egyptian Christian actor Farīd al-Nuqrāshī, Pope Tawāḍrūs, Pope and Patriarch of the Church of Alexandria, commented that Bishop Yūʾanis of Asyūt has not imposed a unified dress code for Coptic women to wear in church, but has called on wearing appropriate...
Commenting on the recent statistics report released by the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) at a conference on the recent population census, Egyptian media anchor ‘Amr Adīb blamed Shaykh of al-Azhar for the phenomenon of marriage of minor girls, pointing out...
In the editorial of al-Kirāzah Magazine, a publication issued by the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs II writes about the growing phenomenon of lying and deceit. 
In a new report, Dār al-Iftā’’s Observatory for takfīrī fatwas and militant views says that the Ḥasm terrorist group is evidence that violence in the Muslim Brotherhood’s chronology is not accidental, and rather a strategy established and nurtured by its founder, Ḥasan al- Bannā. 
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
The Egyptian Writers' Union, headed by Dr.  ʿAlā ʾ ʿAbd al-Khāliq [Alaa Abd Elkhaleq] mourns, along with the creative and intellectual audience in Egypt and the MENA region, the loss of the great novelist Aḥmad al-Shaykh. Aḥmad al-Shaykh passed away yesterday evening, at the age of 78. In his...

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