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Yahyá Kishk, Governor of Asyut, denied what came into the American daily newspaper The Washington Post about preventing Christians from voting in the yes-or-no referendum over the draft Constitution. Read Washington Post article “Intimidation, fear keep Egypt’s Christians away from polls on...
In an effort to promote for religious tourism in the Upper-Egyptian governorate, Governor Jamāl Nūr al-Dīn convened with representatives of the Christian denominations and churches to investigate ways of joint cooperation, social involvement, and promotion of the path of the Holy Family within the...
Asyut  Popular Egyptian Democratic Movement has published a statement stating that Asyut, is declining, due to the continuation of pro-Morsi supporters and adherents of political Islam to commit “stupid acts”. Churches became targeted in the almost daily marches. The slogans of these marches were...
Meanwhile, Asyut Governor Major General al-Sayyīd al-Bura’ī on Tuesday paid visits to the villages of al-‘Adar, Sallām, Bahīj and Manqabād, which have been the scene of sectarian strife during the past few days, and appealed to panicked Coptic teachers and students to head for their schools.   An...
Security apparatuses in Asyut succeeded in containing clashes in 'Izbit al-Shaykh Suwayf of al-Fath Township, Asyut Governorate after clashes erupted between Copts and Muslims about who has the priority of irrigation. Clashes left one Muslim dead.  Dr. Yahyá Kishk, Governor of Asyut, called Muslim...
Families, army and the police managed to control clashes erupted on May 10, 2011, between two drivers, one from Jahdam village and the other from al-'Azīyah village of Manfalūt town, Asyut governorate. The drivers, a Copt and a Muslim, fought over who should pass first on the road linking the two...
A critical set of exams that will help bolster enrolment in universities aims to bring in highly qualified and fair individuals to supervise the process. However, controversy ensued as people believed the Ministry of Education failed to entrust Mr. Emad Sidhom Morqos to such a position in the...
Al-Wafd reports on the recent quarrel between Muslims and Christians in the town of Dayrūt in Asyut governorate. Al-Wafd collected the opinions of different politicians and thinkers on the cause of such incidents and what role the government should play in putting a stop to them.
Dayrūt is threatened by the peril of sectarianism. People from the Upper Egyptian village appear to have a bad track record with the security forces and Islamist attacks. A considerable number of people from the village believe that the church is hiding Romānī, the young Coptic man who distributed...
Convinced by the evidence supported by the lawyer of four accused citizens condemned in a murder in Dayrūt, the court decided to acquit them all.        

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