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For the first time in years we had one of our student interns questioned and detained by Egyptian police for one day which has resulted in questions from a number of our relations. It all turned out to be a very unfortunate misunderstanding, but it nevertheless was very unpleasant for our student....
Political parties and movements objected the announcement to vote over the draft constitution as Dr. Ayman Abū al-ʿIlā, a member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) politburo, said the constituent assembly, which pays no attention to the people’s demands, will not finalize a consensus...
The constitution panel is about to totally collapse after withdrawal of al-Wafd Party, the churches, civil powers and the April 6 Movement as well as all members of the assembly’s advisory technical panel. 
Political parties have agreed to the court ruling which has banned the April 6th movement. These include former April 6th member Tariq al- Khuli and Nasserist party secretary Tawhīd al- Banhāwī.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Affairs ruled to ban the 6th Of April Movement and confiscate its headquarters. Lawyer Ashraf Sa’īd  filed a lawsuit requesting Interim President Adly Mansūr, as well as other ministers,  to ban the movement due to its activities that tarnish the image of the state as...
Rāmī Jān, the founder of Christians against the Coup, stated that the referendum has revealed the increase of the popular anger against authority. He added that the remnants of the Mubārak regime as well as Christians are those who take part in the referendum.  Jān further stated that the 25th of...
Egypt's political life and social networking platforms experienced a heated debate on a new initiative that calls itself "Egypt's Initiative: A Homeland For All", also called “the Washington Declaration”, referring to the place the initiative's organizers convened.  The Declaration, which was...
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 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.
  Interviewer: Quinta Smit   Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Interpreter: Jayson Casper   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Requested and no objection received   Al-Sharīf talks about the reasons for establishing Al-Aṣāla Party, its membership...

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