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Eight years have passed since the Egyptian former Minister of Culture has lost the elections for the presidency of UNESCO. In the book “Secrets of the Battle of UNESCO” by journalist Fat'hiyya al-Dakhakhnī and an introduction written by the great writer Makram Mohammad Ahmad, was presented this...
Background: Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl talked about the issue of the Hanging Church and criticizes the Ministry of Culture in its stance regarding the issue. The interview was held in Arabic. Side A: The Hanging Church issue was focused on two main aspects; the reconstruction of the church and the...
Background: Fārūq Ḥusnī was Minister of Culture in Egypt from 1987 to 2011. During his tenure, he expanded state-run exhibition spaces and initiated a number of cultural programmes such as the Gezira Arts Centre, Alexandria Centre of Arts, the Cairo History Rehabilitation Project (which included a...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Fārūq Husnī, Minister of culture, inaugurated a Coptic art exhibition celebrating hundred years on the establishment of coptic museum in year 1910. The exhibition spotlight the first years of christianity in Egypt, and St. Mark's, the Apostle, role.    
The Egyptian Minister of Culture Dr. Fārūq Husnī and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Zāhī Hawwās opened the very first exhibition of Coptic art at Prince Tāz’s palace in Cairo. The opening was attended by many leading Muslim, Coptic and prominent figures of Cairo’s...
Headline: Extremist Jews Curse the Prophet Muhammad in Occupied JerusalemSource: Al-DustūrPages: 1Author: Ahmad Sulaymān Keywords: Muhammad ---------------------------------- Headline: Somalia's Youth Movement and Islamic Party Unite in One Armed GroupSource: Al-Sharq al-AwsatPages: 14Author:...
    Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, a leading Egyptian Qur'anic thinker, passed away in July at the age of 66. He had become a good friend of the Arab West Report over the years. In the first of a series of articles commemorating the life and work of Nasr Abū Zayd, Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman looks back on...
Should the One Thousand and One Nights be banned? A Cairo conference debates the issue. A number of Lawyers submitted a request to have the latest edition of the Thousand and One Nights banned because they viewed it as immoral. Intellectuals and cultural figures rally against this ban, upset by the...

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