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Amid dense security measures of police and armed forces, al-Gharbia Governorate witnessed a large turnout in several of it cities, whereas the number of voters in the village was not as large. It was reported that judges who were due to supervise the voting arrived late. Noteworthy is the large...
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Cairo Urgent Affairs Court banned the leaders of the former NDP (National Democratic Party) from running in all the coming elections. 
The Court for Urgent Matters in Alexandria, headed by Judge Mājid Zakariyyā, ruled yesterday that anybody affiliated with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group or groups that emanate from it is forbidden from taking part in the coming presidential and parliamentary elections. The Court forces the...
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
Leaders in the Nūr party confessed to having contacts with former NDP members in order to convince them to put their names on the Nūr electoral lists.
Urgent Affairs Appeals Court has ruled to cancel a former ruling preventing former NDP members to run in the parliamentary elections.
Nūr Party vice president, Sayyid Khalīfah, stated that the party will hold a meeting today headed by the Secretary General Jalāl al- Murrah, and the members of the presidential team to discuss the reports on the elections.
The Nūr Party welcomed members of the dissolved National Democratic Party to join its electoral lists in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, provided they were not involved in acts punishable under law. 
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
A fact-finding commission sent by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) to investigate the sectarian unrest in the troubled district of al-'Āmrīyah, Alexandria, revealed that the Christian families forced to leave their homes and property after clashes over a purported love affair...
Muhammad Badī’, the Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, in an opinion article in al-Ahrām, said his group seeks the building of a modern democratic state based on citizenship, rule of law, freedom, equality, pluralism in all its forms and types, peaceful rotation of power through the ballot...
It has been three years since President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has been sworn in as the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt after winning the presidential elections on 3 June 2014. During his rule, a new page was opened for the Copts in Egypt. In fact, the thinkers and the Christian clerics see...
In an interview with head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and director of the Church's social services (ECOSS), Dr. Rev. Andre Zaki talked on several files concerning Christians in Egypt, most notably the church building law, as well as the personal status law, among others:
The revolution of June 30 carried resounding slogans that promised reforms. However, political parties and public figures who flocked in the squares to support it back then, turn against it on its 3rd anniversary.
Background: Former Egyptian Ambassador to Algeria, Dr. Ḥussaīn Aḥmad ʾAmīn says the fact that the military court is looking into this case is due to the regime’s desire to put harsh sentences on the detainees. ʾAmīn does not think there is any true justification for having the military court look...
Background: Ṣaīdā, Samīra and Hind are Dutch students, studying Arabic at Leiden University in the Netherlands. All three are originally from Morocco and are now on exchange in Egypt. They share their experiences of living in Egypt and compare it to their Arab heritage. Furthermore, Majdī Ḥussaīn,...
Background: Mūnīr Fakhrī ʿAbd al-Nūr was the Secretary-General of Ḥizb al-Wafd (al-Wafd party) and ran for elections in 1995 and again in 2000. Ḥizb al-Wafd is a national liberal political party in Egypt that tries to place itself at the ideological centre, in between the traditional ideologies of...

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