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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....
U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing concerns and raising a number of questions regarding the...
The United States of America Embassy in Cairo has warned its citizens not to go to areas where demonstrations are taking place and to avoid marches and heading towards the Presidential Palace.
The Nasr City Court of Misdemeanor saw a heated third session of the trial of Ahmad Muhammad Mahmūd, alias Abū Islām, who, along with his son Islām and a journalist called Hānī Yāsīn, is facing charges of disdaining Christianity in public and the tearing and burning of a copy of the Bible during...
During a call-in show broadcast on Sunday on the Egyptian TV Channel TEN, George 'Ishāq of Egypt's National Council For Human Rights (NCHR) said that the delegation of the US State Department on Human Rights Practices visiting Egypt is not 'investigating' the NCHR. “The delegation,” 'Ishāq added, “...
This interview took place in English and was recorded. Editorial notes have been made to clarify some statements. Slight English editing was done. The first part was transcribed by Cornelis Hulsman, the second part by Esther Schoorel.  
Dr. Safwat Hegazy explained when, in his view, violence can be used: anyone can kill President Bashar al-Assad (Bashār al-Asad) because of his crimes against humanity. Also Israeli soldiers can be targeted since they are at war with Palestinians. This was prior to President Mursi’s removal from...
Seeking to keep the case of their father in front of the public eye, the family of the Blind Shaykh, ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, organized another conference at the site of their open sit-in across from the American Embassy.  
One of the interesting subplots to the Egyptian revolution is the fate of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, known as the Blind Shaykh, who is incarcerated in America for his role in organizing the 1993 attempt to blow up the World Trade Center. His family has maintained a small sit-in protest outside the US...
 Thousands of Copts descended on the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in ‘Abbāssīyah, Cairo on Friday, May 6, in response to a Salafi Muslim demonstration at the same location a week earlier

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