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Terrorists deliberately targeted the Church of the Virgin and St. Mercurius [Abū Sayfīn] in the ʿIzbat al-Haggānah area of Naṣr City (east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo) because of the time of year and the church’s geographic location. 
In Nasr City, Christian women were prevented from voting in one of the polling stations, also many voting cards were not stamped. 
There have been several incidents of Coptic Christian voters, including entire villages with a majority Coptic population, being prevented from voting. A number of observatory organizations and independent NGOs observing the polling station reported that campaigners were orchestrated all around the...
Al-Azhar's pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair presents dozens of books refuting misconceptions and fallacies of extremist thought and terrorist groups, and emphasizing the need for renovation, moderate understanding, as the cornerstone of al-Azhar curriculum.
An anonymous source from the Azhar university stated that that the number of students that were expelled from the university this year reached 300 while more than 1200 students are under investigation
In continuation to the series of attempts to spread terror and fear in society, and in an attempt to delay examinations, two bombs were found close to the Azhar university containing a highly explosive TNT. 
A cautious calm is returning to the Azhar’s male dormitories in Nasr City, Cairo, after the security forces were capable of ending the acts of violence that students possibly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood started yesterday (May 16) after the Friday prayers.
The imam of a mosque located near the Virgin Mary and St. Sergiūs Church of al-Haggāna village, east of Nasr City, Cairo, called the police after he discovered many explosive devices stored on the roof of his mosque. According to the imam’s report, he feared these explosive devices were targeted...
National Security personnel have revealed a list of public figures to be assassinated in a mosque in Nasr City, Cairo.
Under intensive security coverage, the Coptic Catholic Church in Naṣr City celebrated the Christmas Eve Mass presided by Patriarch Ibrāhīm Isḥāq.
President al-Sīsī attended the laylat al-qadr celebrations held at the national conference center in the neighborhood of Nasr City, which was also attended by several ministers. At the celebration ceremony, al-Sīsī congratulated the contestants who participated in the Qur’ān memorization...
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have allegedly sent a letter to ISIS, and Abū Bakr al- Baghdādī complaining about the alleged rape of Muslim Brotherhood female supporters in prison. Recent protests of the Muslim Brotherhood in Helwan, Ayn Shams and NasrCity have witnessed the flags of al- Qa’...
A female student at the Azhar University has accused a policeman of raping her, during her interrogation in a police station in Nasr City 2. She stated that she was taken from the campus premises by a policeman, who accused her of taking part in the protests of the Muslim Brotherhood. 
Following my initial visit to ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [1], I furthered my research on other issues occurring in the aḥayʾ sha‘abiya of Cairo, or the popular areas where Egypt’s poor are living. The word ‘slum’ is disputed since Egypt does not have the abject poverty such as is seen in for example India...
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, I was given the opportunity to conduct an interview with Ms. Najwā Ruʾūf [Nagwa Raouf] who is the head of Emarat Al-Insan [ʿAmārat al-Insan], a cultural center with the legal status of an NGO that focuses its work around the area of ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [Ezzbet El-Haggana...
This article was written with the purpose of exploring the overlapping interests between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU, which, in my view, explains the many years of cooperation between MISEREOR & CIDT/CAWU. This paper provides a brief overview of both parties, their goals and achievements, and...
Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, called for establishing a council for Egyptian churches to be tasked with negotiating with the new regime to achieve Copts’ demands, stressing unity of Christian denominations to seek solutions for Coptic problems, including the...
We aren't here to favor one religion over another, or compare between human beliefs… we can't tame this attitude. But we can differentiate a person’s behaviors when they have the same responsibility and are in the same place.
Last Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to attend to the annual Ramadan gathering organized by one of our CAWU board members Eng. Nagwa Raouf [Nājwā Rā'ūf], in Ezbet al-Haggana [ʿizbit al-hajāna], a very poor area close to Madinet Nasr [Madīnat Nasr] in Cairo. Ms. Nagwa [Nājwā] usually...

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