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There are new signs of fitnah tā'ifīyah in the town of al-Wastá of Beni Suef Governate. Al-Sabāh reported about a number of anti-Christians pamphlets that were distributed in al-Wastá, in addition to, flyers that were against Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). The messages accused Saint George...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
Egyptian columnist Ḥamdī Rizq writes this week: Sectarian strife is more severe than murder, indeed, more severe than murder. Sectarian strife is the door to all evils, and God has mercy on us from sectarian strife as manifested in Minya.
Journalist Khālid Salāh, the editor-in-chief of the independent al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper, was assaulted and his car smashed outside the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) on Wednesday (Aug. 8). Salāh said during the investigations that a large number of bearded demonstrators carrying placards...
The preliminary results of the presidential election vote count indicate that Abd al- Fattah al- Sīsī has won with a landslide. Al-Yawm al-Sābi’ states that 92.9% of the votes went to al- Sīsī, 3% to Sabāhī and 4.1% were invalid votes. Read original text in Arabic here. 
In his today’s article columnist Wā’il al-Samarī comments on the rekindled debate on the ḥijāb: We had not yet recovered from the stir aroused after the actress Hāla Shīḥā taking off her ḥijāb‎ when we were once more plunged into a fresh controversy stirred around a rumor that the Cairo University...
Dr. Hiba Yūsuf, Head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector, revealed that Egypt is to host its first Festival for Multidisciplinary Activities (Thought, Art, Culture) – a festival affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC. 
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...

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