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Minister of Tourism Dr. Rāniyā al-Mashāṭ spoke at the closing session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The forum was held on the 6th and 7th of April in the Dead Sea region of Jordan.
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.
Commenting on the image of solidarity manifested by President al-Sīsī, the Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the administrative capital, Egyptian poet and columnist Fārūq Juwaydah confirms in his article the rooted relationship between the Muslims and the Copts and the...
The ancient monastery of St. Mina is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, especially after it was registered in the UNESCO as one of the most important archaeological sites of Alexandria. This archaeological area is located in the city of Burj al-ʿArab, west of Alexandria,...
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
Presidency confirmed that President Muhammad Mursi (Mūrsī) held a surprise meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, and Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, at the Presidential Palace (Nāsir 'Abd al-Majīd, al-Wafd, June 19, p. 4). Read original text in Arabic.
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,...


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