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A well-informed Coptic source said the representation of Copts in the new government being formed will not be changed, adding there are only two Coptic ministers in the new cabinet lineup, Munīr Fakhrī 'Abd al-Nūr, the minister of tourism, and Nādyāh Zakhārī, the minister of scientific research....
A well-informed Coptic source said the representation of Copts in the new government being formed will not be changed, adding there are only two Coptic ministers in the new cabinet lineup, Munīr Fakhrī 'Abd al-Nūr, the minister of tourism, and Nādyāh Zakhārī, the minister of scientific research....
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
Meanwhile, a group advocating the freedom of policemen to grow their beards sent a message to President Mursī, reminding him of his pledges during TV interviews during his presidential campaigning that he would allow beard growing inside the police establishment. “Mursī, by becoming president, has...
The Azhar Grand Shaykh’s office said Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonies hosted by Cairo University on Saturday (June 30) on the occasion of president-elect Muhammad Mursī’s taking the constitutional oath of office out of his keenness on the dignity of the Azhar and its scholars....
The Cairo Criminal Court starts today (July 2) its first session in the trial of Michael ‘Ādil Najīb and Michael Mus’ad Shākir, the two defendants in the October 9 clashes outside the state radio & TV building in the area of Maspero, which left dozens of people killed or wounded. The examining...
As’ad refused the appointment of a Copt as vice president “just because he is a Copt,” adding this “could mark the beginning of the quota system in politics, which is not good”. He said that the appointment of a Coptic VP to express the problems facing Copts further entrenches the religious state...
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...

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