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Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī met with the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa today to discuss a number of important files between both countries before the start of the two meetings hosted by President al-Sīsī at the summit level to discuss the Sudanese and Libyan issues.
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Constitution expert Ibrāhīm Darwīsh, however, said the decision was a grave mistake committed against Egypt and ran counter to the constitutional legitimacy the president was sworn in.  
Like today, the internationally renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthūm was born (1898). She has been a significant influence on Egyptian musicians and beyond. Not only was she a musician, but an ambassador of the Arab world as she represented herself and her country throughout her life.
Despite the controversies generated by the TV drama ‘al-Jamā’a’ (The Muslim Brotherhood), and despite that the episode on the Cairo Fire of January 1952 was only scratched on the surface, the question on who was behind the Cairo Fire, or Black Saturday, is still seeking an answer. 
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?


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