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Background: Prominent Egyptian democratization activist Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm (born 3 December, 1938) discusses the issue of elections in Egypt, and the extent to which they are fair or corrupt. Dr. ʾĪbrāhīm's interest is with democracy and human rights. He is involved in many organisations...
Subhī ‘Abd al-Salām reports about the press conference held by Majdī Husayn, general secretary of Labor Party, who called for the strike at ‘Amr Ibn al-‘Ās mosque.
A Palestinian shaykh from the city of Khān Yūnus has issued a fatwá calling for Egyptian troops on the Egypt-Gaza border to be killed if they resist any Palestinian overthrow of the border fence.
The following presents an interview with Muhammad Hashem, owner of the Merit Publishing House.
The authors outline short biographies of ten Coptic figures that they believe are the most famous. The individuals include pioneers in business, culture, politics and the arts.
In the article, the author releases interviews with four Coptic figures who previously joined Islamic parties.
The press review sheds light on a meeting recently held between House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Sa‘d al-Katātnī, at the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Francis Riccardone’s residence. It also highlights an alleged deal between the Brotherhood and...
Shock shrouded political circles in Egypt after Abd al-Halim Qandil, the Executive Editor-in-Chief of al-Arabi newspaper, the mouthpiece of the opposition Nasserite Party, was kidnapped, beaten and left stark naked on the Cairo-Suez desert highway on the dawn of November 2, 2004. Hundreds of public...
Mustafa Mashhour, the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been diagnosed as having a blood clot in the brain and is expected to die. Brotherhood members refuse to answer questions concerning his successor. Observers recognize three candidates and one of them is the official spokesman of...
The Egyptian press reports on the recent divisions within the Kifāyahmovement, otherwise known as the Egyptian Movement for Change. Seven members from the movement submitted their resignation following the culture minister’s comments on the Ḥijāb.
Many Christians are calling for an amendment to the regulations concerning the election of the Coptic Orthodox pope.
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
The president of the Labor Party dismissed Magdi Hussein, the editor-in-chief of the now closed al-Sha‘b paper, and other 10 members from the Party. The dismissed members represent the Islamic trend in the Party. The Muslim Brotherhood refused describing Shukri’s decision as a change in the...
The frozen Labour party challenged the administrative procedures used to freeze it and presented a list of 19 candidates for the next parliamentary elections, while a group of law activists called for the resumption of the party’s activities.
The current crisis of the frozen opposition party, al-Amal (Labour), entered a new stage after the revocation, by the administrative supreme court, of the ban imposed by the parliamentary committee of parties. There is a high expectation of a revival of the same party.
The consultative council (Shūrá) in the Egyptian parliament decided, on July 24, to freeze the Islamic opposition Labour Party. It filed an urgent case before the Administrative Supreme Court to dissolve the Labour Party, and to see whether the criminal charges, reported against 55 of the...
The three weekly publications ran simultaneous interviews with the Sheikh of the Azhar, Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, who was angry about the accusation of being away during the strongest ever controversy in the Egyptian society, which was about the novel "A Banquet for seaweed."
The foreign praise for an earlier article he had written made author Refa’at el-Sa’id, upset, since he believes these Western countries use human rights to criticize other countries, but at the same time, they shelter terrorists from these countries. Emigrant Copts are warned to be careful...
The author tries to find out the real reasons behind the withdrawal of six Coptic members from the Wasat party, the matter that marked the end of the party.

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