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The Cairo Criminal Court starts today (July 2) its first session in the trial of Michael ‘Ādil Najīb and Michael Mus’ad Shākir, the two defendants in the October 9 clashes outside the state radio & TV building in the area of Maspero, which left dozens of people killed or wounded. The examining...
As’ad refused the appointment of a Copt as vice president “just because he is a Copt,” adding this “could mark the beginning of the quota system in politics, which is not good”. He said that the appointment of a Coptic VP to express the problems facing Copts further entrenches the religious state...
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
The court will also consider another challenge requesting the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood group, halting all its activities and closing down all its headquarters and property for its failure to obtain a license from the ministry of social solidarity to practice its activities in violation of...
In northern Nigeria, attacks on three churches and following retaliatory acts left 45 people killed, prompting an Italian minister on Monday (June 18) to condemn the Islamist group Boko Haram and accusing it of “having started a campaign of genocide targeting Christian minority”. [Author Not...
Meanwhile, Archpriest Angelus, the secretary of acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius, said that the church is not afraid about the victory of Muhammad Mursī, the leader of the Brotherhood’s FJP, in the presidential runoff round, adding the church respects the will of the...
In its first meeting at the Shūrá Council, the upper house of the two-chamber parliament, the constitution-drafting panel elected unopposed on Monday (June 18) evening Counselor Husām al-Ghiryānī, the sole candidate for the post, as chairman of the constituent assembly. Ghiryānī criticized the...
The court will also consider another challenge requesting the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood group, halting all its activities and closing down all its headquarters and property for its failure to obtain a license from the ministry of social solidarity to practice its activities in violation of...
In a maiden speech after he was officially announced president, Mursī called on Egyptians to stand together hand in hand for a comprehensive Egyptian renaissance, adding Egyptians will together confront conspiracies targeting the nation’s national unity and social coherence. “I am bent with you by...
General Shafīq, who lost the presidential race to Mursī, sent a congratulatory cable addressing Mursī as Mr. President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, wishing him success in the “tough mission given to you by the great people of Egypt”. [Ahmad ‘Adlī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, June 25, p. 3] Read original...

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