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Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
While Egypt has a long and diverse history of immigration from Africa, the Middle East and even Europe, Chinese immigrants are still a relatively recent and rare phenomena on the Nile. Over the past ten to fifteen years, however, fuelled through the economic rise of China and consequently the...
The Chinese community in Cairo has been continuously growing over the past years, as Chinese and the Egyptian political and economic relations are becoming steadily more intertwined. Last Friday, September 18, the Egyptian-Chinese Friendship Association and the Egyptian Friendship Organisation...
Transcript of an interview with Dr. Essam Al-Haddad on government efforts to stabilize the country since this is a pre-requisite to get Egypt out of its current economic difficulties. Thus questions addressed much repeated critiques on the Mursī administration.
[The interview was carried out by Cornelis Hulsman, the transcript was made by Fidel Bartholdy]
 AWR obtained the original text of the Azhar documents for Freedom. Please find it below.
It finally happened !! Mubarak has stepped down and cleared the way for the necessary change in the country. Nothing can parallel the emotional roller coaster ride Egypt has gone through these past weeks, but in a way events parall the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989. Watching from the distance like...
        In Egypt, it is uncommon for Muslims to visit Christian places of worship, but Dina el-Bawab's recent internship at CIDT offered her an invaluable opportunity to catch a glimpse of life within the walls of a Christian orthodox monastery...
Joseph Botros Athnasious Botros Al-Gabalawy is being held in custody with charges of smuggling weapons in from Israel to be hidden in churches. Investigations concluded last August 11th, however, showed that the shipment did not contain weapons, but fireworks that came in from China and not Israel...
Jeff Jacoby sets the persecution of the Copts in Egypt in a context of wider persecution against Christians all over the world, including in Iraq, China, Somalia and others.

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