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The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.
Cairo security apparatuses put a security plan to secure churches in the Christmas and New Year. Maj. Gen. Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn, Minister of Interior, gave instructions to take all the necessary security measures to secure churches and institutions. 
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, and the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, with President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī standing between the two, and behind all three are models of the al-Fatāh al-ʿAlīm Mosque and the Cathedral of the Nativity.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
Several Copts in al-Menya complained they were targets for armed robberies, which was confirmed by human rights advocacy groups.
The Armed Forces greeted Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Christians for Christmas.
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
A decision has been made to appoint special officers to join the departments for the protection of propriety, event management and the Tourism and Antiquities Police in order to investigate the harassment of women. This is to ensure an appropriate environment for reporting and investigation of...
Minister of Information Salāh ‘Abd al-Maqsūd confirmed that he has documents and evidence seized from several armed thugs confirming that there is a conspiracy by a number of political groups to storm the Presidential Palace in order to thwart the President’s plans with regard to the Constitutional...
President Mursī will soon announce a law detailing the role of the armed forces in ensuring security and protecting vital national establishments until the ratification of a Constitution and the end of parliamentary elections, and in all instances when such security is requested by the President.
The State Council’s Administrative Court under Counselor Ḥasūna Tawfīq adjourned to the February 2 session a lawsuit filed by Nubian activist al-Rūbī Jumʿa, who seeks obliging the Minister of Information and the National Company for Satellites (NileSat) to launch a Nubian-language TV channel.
The Washington Post said just hours after an Islamist-dominated assembly approved a new national constitution Friday morning, tens of thousands of protesters began pouring into Taḥrīr Square to say they objected to nearly everything about it.
 Amnesty International (AI) said that a draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of...
Rajā’ī al-Mirghanī, a coordinator of the National Coalition for the Freedom of the Press and the Media, warned of loose drafting of an article on the establishment of a national press organization in the final draft constitution, adding the incumbent minister of information, Ṣalāh ʿAbd al-Maqṣūd,...
The Coptic Evangelical Church’s Synod appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to freeze his constitutional declaration and call for a national dialogue that would bring together all segments of the society to reach accordance over critical issues. 
The MubārakEducationalCity, which belongs to the ministry of education, has been turned into a ceremonial hall for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom & Justice Party (FJP), as the minister’s advisor, a Brotherhood member, has coordinated with the minister to have the facility as a headquarters...
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
  In an effort to raise public awareness of Asyut’s history and culture, the Governor of the Middle Egyptian city, Eng. Yāsir al-Dusūqī stressed on the importance of domestic tourism and praised the tours organized by the Regional Authority for Tourism Promotion to the historical sites of Asyut.  
A new government lineup under a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood group is almost finalized, according to the ikhwanonline.com website. 
Minister of Education Ibrāhīm Ghunaym said the syllabi, designed by specialized research centers in association with the civil society organizations, are as sacred as constitutions, noting those syllabi have never been and will never be drawn up by any political party.


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