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The lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl Mīkhāʾīl, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church has brought a lawsuit against the Ministry of Interior calling for the removal of religion from the National Identity Card.
More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.
Naẓīr Jayyid Rūfāʾil, who would later become Pope Shinūda, was born on August 3, 1923, to a middle-class family in the rural village of Salām in Asyūṭ.  He was the youngest child in the family, having five sisters and two brothers.  His mom passed away two days after giving birth to him leaving him...
Lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī filed a complaint against an Egyptian female student in the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, calling for an investigation into her.   
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...
The director of the Egyptian Liberal Democracy Institute, Dāliyyā Ziyāda, said that the Administrative Court was right in rejecting the appeal case against the niqāb-Ban for teaching staff at Cairo University. Ziyāda confirmed that it is important for every working woman to be able to communicate...
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court rejected an appeal case against a prior ruling by the Administrative Court that forbade Cairo University teaching staff to wear the niqāb. The court decision supports a decision by the president of Cairo University who had banned female academic staff from...
The Revolutionary Socialists movement, the opposition in Egypt, rejected the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to ban female faculty members at Cairo University from wearing the niqāb, emphasizing that this rule is an attempt to establish the state control over the body and is the latest...

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