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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Lawyer and activist Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said Egyptians are one fabric that al-Tahrīr Square has seen the blood of both Muslims and Christians shed and mixed together. He said his organization is defending the rights of Copts from a...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb criticized the West’s constant bias in favor of the Zionist entity, adding the Palestinian issue is the very core of all problems in the region that failure to reach permanent and just solution and establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its...
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Washington-based Jewish organization that publishes free translations into English from media content in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari as well as free analytical reports, simply controls the media content read by large sectors of the...
Several Christians in Syria voiced insistence on staying on their own soil despite all the sanguinary incidents in the violence-struck country for 19 months now but also said they have concerns about their fate once the Islamists made it to power.
Muhammad Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abd Allāh, an Egyptian Salafist who obtained the alias Shaykh Abū Ahmad as soon as he was approved as member of ‘Usāmah Bin Lādin’s al-Qā’idah network, said the jihādists do not recognize the state or ruler simply because he does not pursue the path of God. [‘Abd al-...
  In al-Ahrām, Usāmah Siddīq writes about the Coptic celebrations in Virgin Mary Monastery in Asyut govenrorate marking the anniversary of the visit of the holy family after they fled Palestine. The celebrations, lasting for fifteen days (from the 7th to the 22nd of August) consist of different...
Al-Watan reports that Copts have demanded that General ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī, Minister of Defense, promptly withdraws his decision to appoint Major General Hamdī Badīn as Egypt’s Military Attaché to China. Badīn, former Commander of Military Police, faces accusations of allegedly playing a role in...
In his novel ‘Al-Safīnah al-Ḥamrāʾ, min Bayrūt ilā al-Bahāʾiyīn’ (The Red Ship: From Beirut To The Baha'is’, the Egyptian novelist, Samīr Zakī, deals with a sensitive and thorny theme in some countries in the Arab region, namely, the Baha'i faith. 
The Reciters Syndicate decided to expel Shaykh al- Shāzilī, the reciter who called the shi’te call to prayer in Iraq. 
 Jābir ‘Asfūr wrote an opinion piece in al-Ahrām calling for the rooting of the concept of a civil state. He continues that Egyptian intellectuals resorted to the civil state after seeing what the political Islam groups have done in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. 
Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
Today’s overview deals with calls by a former senior U.S. diplomat, Dennis Ross, on Egypt to accept the reality and play by a set of rules, saying the record to date is not good: news reports suggest that more than 100,000 Coptic Christians have left Egypt; there have been new efforts to...
General Muhammad Ibrāhim, Minister of Interior, has announced that more than 40 terrorist cells including more than 225 terrorists, involved in the assassination of police personnel, have been arrested.  He stated that they mostly are affiliated to Ansār Bayt al Maqdis and Ajnād Misr groups. He...
EU Ministers of Interior requested internet service providers to ban internet sites that are used in recruiting European youth for Jihad in Syria. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros has led a mass in St. Antonios’ Church in Abū Dhabi on Saturday May 10, on the second day of his visit to the UAE.     
Pope Tawadros has visited the mosque and tomb of Shaykh Zāyyid, founder of the UAE. 
An anonymous security source stated that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmūd ‘Izzat has sent a letter to three terrorist groups in Sinai requesting 300 terrorists to execute an alleged plan for “the last chance” to be executed on the anniversary of June 30th.
Egyptian churches have denounced the attack that took place in Rafah, Sinai, and led to the death of 16 officers and men. Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch offered his condolences to the Egyptian people.

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