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A high-level German delegation led by Dr. Rev. Tharwat Qādis, chairman of the Council for Dialogue and Ecumenical Relations, arrived in Aswan en route to Luxor. The delegation will visit the Coptic Evangelical Church in Luxor and its affiliated schools.
Bishop Pachomius announced on August 10 the list of 17 candidates for the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch seat. They are seven bishops and ten monks:
The phenomena of attacks launched against Copts and their belongings and lives have reemerged. This is happening especially after a number of fatwás have been issued against them and in some hot areas such as Minya, Qena, Sohag and Aswan. These places have witnessed attacks against Copts in the...
The visit of Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Shaykh of the Azhar, to Aswan yesterday put an end to the bloody confrontation between the Nubian Dābūd tribe and the Banī Hilāl. Al-Tayyib managed to do this after he met with delegations of the two sides. They decided on a roadmap to end the conflict by...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Shaykh al-Azhar, formed a commission for reconciliation talks between the al-Dābūdīya and the Banī- Hilāl tribes, following intensive meetings with representatives and Shaykhs of the two tribes to end the conflict. This comes at a time when about 25 schools reopen their doors...
Najmal-DīnI. M., aged 32, teacher and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been arrested in the Governorate of Aswan, according to a statement of security forces on Sunday. He is alleged of having participated in provoking the bloody strife between the al-Dābūdīya and Banī- Hilāl families. 
Dr. Shawqī 'Allām, Grand Muftī of Egypt, stated that the task of Dār al-Iftā' al-Misrīyah (Egyptian House for issuing Fatwás) said that the organizations task is to give legal advice, not to take a side in a political conflict. 
So far, 25 people have died in the bloody conflict between the al-Dābūdīya and the Banī-Hilāl tribes. This marks the beginning of a new phase; as Egyptians are drawn away from the love of tolerance and peacefulness to more violence and anger.  
Nubians in Suez have requested the dismissal of the Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Aswan Governor and its Security Director and to investigate their responsibility in the tribal clashes that took place in Aswan and led to more than 25 deaths.
Sources in the Azhar stated that the Grand Imam, Ahmad al- Tayyib, will take part in person in the Aswan reconciliation committee that aims to bring accord between the Banī Hilal and al- Dabūdiah tribes. 

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