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National Security personnel have revealed a list of public figures to be assassinated in a mosque in Nasr City, Cairo.
Unknown individuals distributed a statement believed to be from Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis  in some areas of Shaykh Zuwayyid and Rafah in North Sinai. They requested the residents to stand by them and support them until God’s justice is implemented. 
The New York Times Magazine published a detailed report about the torture and murder of ItalianPhD student Giulio Regeni who focused in his study on Egyptian street vendors’ union, “hoping to assess their union’s potential to drive political and social change.” He disappeared on the 25th of January...
Attorney General Nabīl Sādiq filed a lawsuit against Yāsir Burhāmī on charges of inciting the explosion of Al-Botroseya Church by preaching rigid fatwas. 
Despite the public positions of the Egyptian State which completely opposes reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, meetings have been held in prisons most likely to formulate a new deal between the group and the State to change the approach of the relations that has always been characterized...
The Egyptian Coptic journalist, Ishāq Francīs, said that the recent terror attack on the Coptic Orthodox church was a retaliation move from the Egyptian regime and President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sissi, pointing out that the incident was brutal and an indication of how far the regime and the Copts are...
The Egyptian Episcopal celebrated the funeral ceremony of her former Bishop Ghais `Abd al-Malek1, in the All-Saints Cathedral, Zamalek, Cairo.  Died at the age of 85 years, Bishop Ghais presided the Episcopal Church in the Middle East and Jerusalem from 1984 to 2000.   1Bishop Ghais `Abd al-Malek...
Professor of Economics and Political Sciences at Cairo University, Dr. Hassan Salāma, confirmed that Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the militant Islamic group Ansār Bait al-Maqdis (Supporters of the Holy House, Jerusalem) are one entity, especially after the latter had sworn allegiance to the Islamic...
Coptic Orthodox bishop of Minya and Abu Qurqās, Anba Macārius, criticized the church’s construction draft law to be discussed in the House of Representatives for loopholes, as it included the paragraph "the prior authorization of state security" which, according to the Bishop, will not help solve...
Al-Fajr has obtained the Prosecution’s State Security report on the initial investigation sessions conducted with Al-Jazīra News producer, Mahmūd Hūssain, and upon which he was held in preventive custody for 15 days.
Egyptian president `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi declared on Sunday three days mourning after a bomb blast inside the Saints Peter and Paul Church adjacent to the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox pope, Pope Tawadros II, killed at least 25 people and injured 49. The State Security apparatus is running...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
On Saturday, the Cairo Criminal Court, presided by Judge Muhammad Sherīn Fahmi and the counselors Hassan al-Sāyis and Abu al-Nasr `Ethmān, decided to postpone the trial of deposed President Muhammad Mursi and ten others accused of “being informants for Qatar.” Cairo’s State Security Chief is...
Clashes between protesters and security forces in and around Tahrir Square this week gave activists a sobering reminder that the Ministry of Interior has yet to change one of the more troubling departments under its auspices, Central Security Forces (CSF), or the riot police.
AWR obtained a paper that was distributed on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 during protests by salafists in front of the Council of State, the Supreme Administrative court, demanding the release of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, a Christian woman who reportedly converted to Islam and was detained inside a church. [...
  On March 15, 2011, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Mansūr al-'Īsawī, decided to cancel the State Security and the establishment of a new department in the Ministry called "National Security department."   This department will be concerned with national security and cooperating with state's...
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    

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