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Background:   Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī (November 14,1922 – February 16,2016), the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) discusses the main issues for a reform of the UN. He says there is a need for preparations of a new system of the UN. Many issues have arisen which need to be dealt...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) said that the freedom of belief is a fundamental human right, and is guaranteed by the Constitution, as well as international human rights conventions, to ensure that the ruling regimes do not impose penalties against individuals that exercise these...
Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appeals court, has dismissed the appeal submitted by former President Muhammad Mursi, Supreme Guide Muhammad Badī`, and 25 leadership members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood Organization. The Court further ordered their inclusion in the list established with...
President of the Freedom Egypt Party (FEP), Tamer Sehāb, said that his party, alongside the parties of the Democratic Movement, the Egyptian Democratic Party and a number of civil society organizations, will participate in a meeting assessing the state of public freedoms over the past five years.
In a featured story on its website, Al-Misrīyūn wrote a profile about the former Egyptian Diplomat and Ambassador to Venezuela Yaḥia Nijm. Nijm was billed by activists and politicians as the "man of principles" as he stood against the constitutional declaration issued by the deposed president...
  Interviewer: Quinta Smit   Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Interpreter: Muḥammad Saʿīd   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Approved by interviewee     Bassām al-Zarqā, a leading member of the Nūr Party and advisor to president Muḥammad Mursī...
The legitimacy of the presidential elections in 2012 that brought President Morsi [in transliteration: Mursī] to power has been disputed since the day the election results were announced. Dr. Sherin F. Ibrahim, first female pathologist and molecular biologist in Egypt’s history to contribute to the...
Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, president of the Protestant churches of Egypt, believes the amended constitution submitted to Egypt for referendum January 14-15, is 85 percent positive. As one of the fifty committee members, he described his experiences, both positive and negative, to Arab West Report on...
On August 19, an opinion piece by Dr. Tariq Ghazalī Harb appeared in al-Masrī al-Yawm, a liberal Egyptian daily newspaper. The author, a surgeon, describes the Muslim Brotherhood (which he always names with negative sarcasm) as a cancer in society, and in his authoritative medical opinion the only...
 The draft of this text originally published in Nederlands Dagblad was first seen and approved by Dr. Amr Darrag. We find it of great importance that the opinions of people we interview are presented as accurately as possible. Former Minister, Amr Darrag, member of the high board of the Freedom and...

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