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On the facade of the wall of St. Mary’s Church in the city of Marsa Maṭrūḥ, Matrūḥ Governorate, north of Egypt, there is a 12-meter-wide and 4-meter-high glass mosaic mural depicting the history of Egypt. The mural is designed by ‘Ādil Naṣīf, known as the ambassador of Coptic Art, who spent 5...
Commenting on the statement disclosed by Egypt's Minister of Culture, Helmī al-Namnam, in which he accused Al-Azhar of spreading radical thought, Dr. Mohyī Al-Dīn `Afīfī, Secretary General Of The Islamic Council for Research, said that Al-Azhar does not spare an effort to promote moderate Islam by...
Under the auspices of Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Shaikh of Al-Azhar, a religious and medical convoy was launched on Monday to the al-`Azīziya and Sīdī Barrāny al-Najīla villages of the Marsa Matrūh governorate, in the northeast coast of Egypt that stretches all the way to the Libyan border. 
Dr. Muḥammad Mūkhtār Jumʿah, Minister of Awqaf, denied recent reports that the Salafist Jihadist group affiliated with the terrorist group “Bayt al-Maqdis” took over 3,000 mosques in Egypt. These mosques allegedly included mosques in Mansoura, Marsa Matruh and Kafr El-Sheikh, as well as Faysal and...
In defiance of his own nation’s restrictions, Cornelis Hulsman, Drs. not only went to Siwa, he invited international student interns, Egyptian nationals, media professionals, and just about everyone else in Egypt to travel with him. “Western travel advice to Siwa is insane,” said Hulsman, the...
In a press statement delivered yesterday, the minister of religious affairs, Dr. Muhammad Mūkhtār Jum`a, said that in the light of following the example of Prophet Muhammad, the ministry strives to revive the role of the early congregational mosque, since it was the first structure built by the...
Interviewers: Eline Kasanwidjojo, Quinta Smit   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Requested and no objection received   Khālid Manṣūr talks about the reasons for establishing al-Iṣlāḥ Party and its relation to...
In a statement exclusively disclosed to Al-Sharq al-Awsat (MENA), the governor of Marsa Matrūh, `Alā' Abu-Zaid said, that the Egyptian-Libyan borders are completely secure, and that Egyptian forces are prepared to face any attempted breach of the borders, IS is not present in any part of western...
Due to the pervasive media reporting both inside Egypt and in the international community, the violent incidents of May 31, 2008 at the Abu Fana Monastery is widely viewed as a sectarian confli
Violent clashes occurred off Virgin Mary Monastery at Jabal al-Tayr in Samallūt Township of al-Minya Governorate, between security forces and Copts from the village. Protesters threw stones at the police while the police responded with tear gas. A number of five people were arrested and two...

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