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Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
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.  
 Hours before the trial of former President Husnī Mubārak, his two sons and former Interior Minister Habīb al-'Adlī tomorrow, all legal and security arrangements were finally finished for the first trial of its kind to ever take place in Egypt.  
The U.S. magazine Time observed that the scenes from "Revolution First" Friday, July 8, seemed to have seen the participation of closer to 500,000 demonstrators in al-Tahrīr square, less than the supposed one million.   The article explained that the U.S. report had lacked unified demands by...
 Ahmad Abāzah, a convert to Christianity, accused Mubārak, his son Jamāl, and Habīb al-'Adlī, of persecuting Christians and using Christian laymen to attack expatriate Copts. Abāzah said that he will not come to Egypt until the last Muslim converts to Christianity on the Nile River.    
[Editor AWR: Both Cardinal Patriarch Antonius Naguib (Cardinal of Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt) and AWR editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman were asked to give presentations about the place of Christians in Egypt today on occasion of "The Parlamentarischer Abend" (informal evening meeting of...
My fifteen years living in Egypt has given me a lot of connections, including Egyptian diplomats, who are now providing me with stories about current developments in Egypt. It is very common among diplomats that they are ready to give visitors an off the record insight in what is happening in their...
Egypt's Muslims showed solidarity with their Coptic brothers and sisters during Christmas celebrations. Many attended Christmas services across the country; others gathered in the street in support of national unity. This article in the Egyptian Gazette reports that Pope Shenouda led mass at Saint...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has begun sending invitations for its celebration of Christmas. Invitations were sent to Jamāl Mubārak, Head of the National Democratic Party's Policies Committee; Ahmad Fathī Surūr, Speaker of the People’s Assembly; and Safwat al-Sharīf, the Chief of the Shūrá Council....

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