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Pope John Paul II said in a letter on Wednesday he intended to make a major pilgrimage to the Holy Land, starting from Jordan, to mark the Great Jubilee of the year 2000.
Father Matta al-Maskīn, spiritual father of the Monastery of St. Macarius, passed away. A renewed request for NGO status led by former Egyptian Minister of Tourism Dr. Mamdouh al-Biltagui
[The text was placed a second time, with some changes, on June 30, 1999] Ten girls are mentioned by name. The advertisement claimed that they, along hundreds of others, were kidnapped, sexually violated and forced to convert to Islam.
More than pride, more than honesty, more than anything a man might do, female chastity is seen in the Arab world as an indelible line, the boundary between respect and shame. An unchaste woman, it is sometimes said, is worse than a murderer, affecting not just one victim, but her family and her...
Dr. Boutros Ghali, secretary-general of a francophone organization [and former secretary-general of the UN], affirmed that President Hosni Mubarak has succeeded in containing fundamentalism and achieved [political and social] stability. In a radio statement in Washington, Ghali said: "Persecution...
A government counterattack has thrown the three-week old campaign against the new Law 153 for Associations and Civil Institutions into disarray. Social affairs minister Mervat Tellawi has led a public relations campaign to deflect international criticism of the law, which aims to keep a check on...
President Hosni Mubarak met with Mary Robinson, the UN high commissioner for human rights, on Monday. The talks dealt with "the importance of promoting and protecting human rights on the regional and international levels," Robinson told reporters.
Egypt and Iran are discussing a street sign in Tehran named after Khaled el-Islambouli, the man who killed late president Sadat in 1981. Full diplomatic ties between the two countries can only be restored after this street name is removed.
In the early hours of last Thursday, following a day-long debate, the People’s Assembly approved, by a hefty majority, a new bill designed to regulate the activities of some 15,000 registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs). However, the bill did not go down well with 11 opposition deputies...
The writer argues that the current regulation in the Coptic Orthodox Church governing the selection and election of a new pope contains a number of gross breaches and contradictory violations of laws of the church and the principle of the "right of the people to elect their patron," and calls for...

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