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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...
Egypt's Constituent Assembly has passed a draft constitution that fails to protect women's rights or guarantee religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said. [Maḥmūd Husām, al-Taḥrīr, Dec. 1, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
The presidential elections committee stated yesterday, June 17 that the results of the presidential elections will be announced on Thursday, June 21. Yet, both presidential candidates, Muhammad Mursī and Ahmad Shafīq, have claimed victory, both claiming to have received between 51 and 52 percent of...
Al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya denied that its members threatened Copts they would assault them and burn their houses if they voted for presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq. [Mīnā Sāmī, al-Akhbār, June 18, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
On June 14th Al-Misrī Al-Yawm reported that on June 13th tensions between Christians and Muslims flared-up in al-Sawāqī, a district in the Upper Egyptian town of Luxor, after one Muslim man allegedly verbally harassed a Christian woman. A group of Christian men reportedly retaliated by beating the...
Dozens of Coptic women gathered outside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah on Friday (May 18) to protest statements by Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, in which he called on Christian women to observe modest clothing and “follow in the...
Dr. Muhammad Mursī, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) candidate in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections, said 15 international corporations are ready to pump $200 billion when Egypt becomes stable. [Hajjāj al-Husaynī, al-Ahrām, May 1, p. 4] Read original text...
The Coptic Orthodox Church on Friday morning (April 27) started receiving applications of candidacy for the post of the 118th pope in succession of Pope Shenouda III and will continue receiving papers for 20 days, the remaining time of the 60 days set by the 1957 statute. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām,...

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