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Amid dense security measures of police and armed forces, al-Gharbia Governorate witnessed a large turnout in several of it cities, whereas the number of voters in the village was not as large. It was reported that judges who were due to supervise the voting arrived late. Noteworthy is the large...
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
In his address before the imāms and preachers on Thursday (October 25), President Mursī said the Ummah (Nation) will never rise without a conviction, as if the Egyptian society has never known convictions and faiths before the Muslim Brotherhood made their way to power.
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.  
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
The political pundit Dr. Mustafa El Feqi [Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī] said that religion drives society in many countries, including Egypt.
A first-class Egyptian woman who paved the way for the other women in Egypt to dream of holding ministerial posts. She was not appointed in the cabinet of the July 23 Revolution to be a mere social façade, but her appointment was based on the late President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣīr’s conviction that,...
ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm ʿAbd al-Nāṣir said that the deceased leader achieved freedom and social justice and ensured education and health for all citizens without distinction. The revolution he led is "purely humanitarian" as he expressed.
One of the oldest and most important churches in the republic and the world, and was part of the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt. According to priest Mattiyās Murīs, the church was prepared under the supervision of Patriarch Buṭrus Buṭrus Basṭūrūs, under-Secretary General of the Diocese of Kafr...
Kamāl Shātīlā, chairman of the Lebanese Popular Congress, said in an interview with “al-Waṭan” that the death of President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir was a total catastrophe for Egypt, the Arab nation, and the third world countries, stressing that Nāṣir was a symbol for the dreamers of freedom and...
The novel follows a group of fellow addicts who gather on a Nile houseboat, the drug a withdrawal from the business of life. They belong to the enlightened bourgeoisie including a writer, a lawyer, a journalist, a real estate owner, an artist and a female translator. All these persons are bound...
There are a number of religious scholars and preachers who were once representative of the beauty of Islam, and now have lost most of their popularity and legitimacy with their involvement in politics. Politics either has gotten the best of them, or burned them completely from the public sphere
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
On November 18, Egypt inaugurates the restoration of the Cathedral of St. Mark in ‘Abbassiyah. In June this year, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated its golden jubilee since its foundation that was laid down in 1965 by President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣir in 1965 and under the papacy of Pope Kirillus (...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
The Christians of the Shubra district (Greater Cairo) confirmed having voted for ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, saying that there is no one like him when it comes to governing Egypt. The electoral race ended last Wednesday. Since al-Sīsī took down the Brotherhood, he spared no effort in openness and...
The article spots the apparitions of Virgin Mary in Egypt, some of which have been officially recognized by the Church while others are still under study. The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the first apparition of the Virgin Mary in the city of Burtus, Giza, on June 28, when, according to church...
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
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.

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