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Professor of Economics and Political Sciences at Cairo University, Dr. Hassan Salāma, confirmed that Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the militant Islamic group Ansār Bait al-Maqdis (Supporters of the Holy House, Jerusalem) are one entity, especially after the latter had sworn allegiance to the Islamic...
After the disclosure of the largest international network for the sale of human organs in Egypt, the State confiscated millions of dollars taken from poor people who sold their organs to escape poverty and hunger. Not less alarming is the State's recently issued provisions that restrict access to...
As always, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism maintains its faith in the resilience of the Egyptian tourism industry and bets on its capability to quickly rebound following the short period of slow business marked by a general precariousness and anticipation from the tour operators.  
[Editor: This is a report of a meeting between a delegation of the University of Vienna, Austria, and Dr.’Amr As’ad, former board member of the Center for Arab-West Understanding on May 25, thus before the second round of the elections. Yet, ‘Amr’s remarks are nevertheless still very interesting to...
A press release of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations claimed on September 27 2011 that between February and September 2011 100,000 Christians had left Egypt in fear for violence and uncertainty. The claims of EUHRO were accepted in English language media without much questioning...
John R. Bradley, a British author and journalist best known for his 2008 book Inside Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, identifies the Egyptian revolution of 1952 as “a failed revolution” that ended Egypt’s belle époque of the 1930s and 1940s’ cultural heyday. The author...
Arab-West Report organized for the University of Vienna, Austria, a visit to see Egypt in transition. The program was very varied and well organized. The group was very enthousiastic. Egyptians were very hospitable and Egypt was not dangerous for foreign visitors unlike the impression one would get...
Nuhād ‘Abū al-Qamsān, president of the Center, said that amendments to Egypt’s personal status law, which was put into place more than 95 years ago, have not raised the document to an appropriate standard. ‘Abū al-Qamsān added, in an interview on the television program “Lāzim Nifham,” that the law...
The seventh iteration of the International Festival of Cultural Diversity, for which Egypt is the honored guest, began today in Paris’ first arrondissement. The festival showcased a number of speakers who highlighted Egypt’s diverse cultural history as well as the works of several contemporary...
Cairo said that it did not request a meeting between Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fatāh al-Sīsī and President of the German Parliament during al-Sīsī’s upcoming visit to Germany. This came in an irate statement released by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry responding to the announcement of the President...
A source within the security forces confirmed that they had in custody two suspects thought to be involved in the disappearance of four Copts, in what was likely an attempt to extort ransom. Security apparatus had previously received a report that criminals had attacked a taxi with the four in it,...
Through this campaign, the Egyptian Secular Party demands the shutting down of all religious political parties, specifically Salafi al-Nūr Party. It bases this demand on article 74 of the current constitution which forbids the formation of political parties on a religious basis. This clause was...
When asked about the standardization Easter holiday date, Pope Tawādrūs commented, “We have proposed Sunday ,the 3rd of April each year as the standard date for Easter, there are churches who have agreed and others which are still thinking.” Most Theologians have agreed with the proposal, they find...
Recently, calls for reform of the Brotherhood have come not only from the organization’s critics or dissident members but from Brotherhood leaders themselves. The latest of these calls came from ‘Isām Tallīma, head of the office of Brotherhood supporter and Muslim theologian, Yusūf al-Qaradāwī....
Doctor Salāh Salām, member of the National Council for Human Rights, responded to the outrage over the former Justice Minister’s comments wherein he said that sons of refuse collectors could not be appointed to the Judiciary. Salām said that this comment reflects the reality of judicial...
In a meeting headed by the transition Minister for Justice Ibrāhīm al-Hunīdī, Egypt’s Committee for Legislative Reform agreed to the National Council for Human Rights’ proposal to have members of the council observe prisons in coordination with the Public Prosecutor. Meanwhile, the committee...
Co-founder of the al-Waṣaṭ Party, members are mostly Muslim Brotherhood youth that seperated from the Muslim Brotherhood  
Pope Frances sent Pope Tawadros a letter marking the second year since they met in the Vatican in 2013. Pope Frances reportedly stressed that their shared faith unites the two parishes now more than any time in the past. Remembering the Christians who have recently been killed in the Middle East,...
Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fatah al-Sīsī still enjoys popular support for his presidency, but at the same time, cracks are beginning to form in the foundation of his government. Many Egyptians are still awaiting the promised improvements in health and education while they sink deeper into poverty...
Robert Fisk said that Qatar is playing a dangerous game in Egypt pointing to journalist Muhammad Fahmī who was imprisoned by the Egyptian government for 411 days. Fisk explained that Fahamī is convening a conference called “Journalism is not Political” in which he is expected to talk about al-...
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