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The Emirati Poet Habīb al-Sāyegh, newly elected Secretary-General of the Arab Writers Union (AWU), has announced the selection of Egyptian writer, Muhammad Salmāwī as special adviser to the General Union of Arab Writers in appreciation of his services over the past 9 years, at the end of the first...
Prominent Writer and Novelist Muḥammad Salmāwī said that Egypt hasn’t seen a president that pays a great deal of attention to the intellectuals as much as President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī. Salmāwī added that the latter has always been keen on meeting with Egypt’s intellectuals and that al-Sīsī...
Egyptian writer and journalist, Ahmad Nāji, was brought to court Saturday, where he faces trial for writing an article obtaining “obscene sexual content”, as many express solidarity with the writer.
Egyptian media are full of reports on the work of the current Constituent Assembly. On November 22, Arab-West Report met with Rev. Dr. Safwāt al-Bayādī, President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt and member of the Constituent Assembly. Arab-West Report had previously attended a conference of...
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...
Robeir al-Faris reviews different articles in the Egyptian press this month related to Muslim-Christian relations. In particular he mentions a new joint Muslim-Christian Web site and an article that cites the al-Ahrām obituary page to prove that Copts are not being persecuted.
Clerics in Egypt and in Arab and Islamic countries spare no efforts to deliver innovative Fatwás that aim at modernizing religious thought and proving that Islam is the religion of progress and is in line with modernity.
Egyptian best selling author and Rose al-Yousuf columnist, Sayyid al-Qimnī, was reported to have received a death threat via e-mail signed by the name of Abu Jihād al-Qi‘qā‘, who is believed to have links with the extremist Islamist group Qā‘idat al-Rāfidayn.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
A list of articles published in Arabic press available in Egypt on ?the passion of the Christ?.

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