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Bishop Abrām of al-Fayyoum, the secretary of the committee receiving papers of candidates for the papal chair in succession of Pope Shenouda III, refused to reveal names of applicants, adding the names of the seven candidates, of whom three to be selected, will be announced on May 15. [Ashraf Sādiq...
The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...
In recent weeks the Muslim Brotherhood has been engaged in public squabbles with the military council over formation of the government. According to most interpretations of the constitutional declaration which guides the transition in Egypt, the presidency – here the military council – has the...
A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside the...
On November 25, 2011, Al-Misrī al-Yawm, now called Egypt Independent, was the first publication that reported about Najīb Jubrā’īl’s “NGO report: 93,000 Copts left Egypt since March.”  
The Muslim Brotherhood has warned Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that his country should not seek to dominate the Middle East, despite his widely praised call for democracy in the Arab world. Erdogan was given a more reserved reception by officials of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose old...
Dozens of members from the Muslim Brotherhood group (MB) [and other Islamic movements] gathered in the VIP lounge at the Egyptian Airport on Monday (September 12, 2011) to welcome Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish prime minister, during his first visit to Egypt after the revolution.
Prominent Islamist Sheikh Mohamed Amer has declared that Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces, should be considered "leader of the faithful" due to his current capacity as military ruler of the country.
Bloody clashes swarmed the village of Faraj Allah in al-Minya governorate and a number of the surrounding villages in the fourth day of tensions between Muslims and Copts. The fighting erupted violently on the evening of 6th August, resulting in the deaths of four Copts and three Muslims.    
  Two news reports have stoked sectarian tensions in Upper Egypt in recent weeks. The first involves two young Coptic girls who were allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. The second involves a protest at a church were Muslims reportedly threatened to kill the priest...   There is a...

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