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In a small village in Kafr al-Sheikh stands an old house that witnessed the drafting of the 1923 constitution, which was the true beginning of the revolution in Egypt's constitutional and parliamentary history. Experts consider the constitution a constitutional ‘wonder’ and described by Saʿd...
Commenting on the image of solidarity manifested by President al-Sīsī, the Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the administrative capital, Egyptian poet and columnist Fārūq Juwaydah confirms in his article the rooted relationship between the Muslims and the Copts and the...
During its 66th anniversary Tuesday (November 13) in Washington, the Middle East Institute is offering its MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership to Najīb Sawirus, the executive chairman of the Orascom Group and the founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, which promotes democratic...
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, the son of the former head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections were realistic, adding the distortion of the...
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Egypt’s cabinet is studying a draft law on the issuance of sovereign Islamic bonds by the finance ministry and state-run administrative bodies. The draft law will be referred to parliament before it officially passes into law.
Muslim scholars, during a symposium on the media’s role in the society, appealed to the mass media to observe accuracy, objectives and Islamic values established by the Prophet Muhammad more than 1400 years ago so the nation may rise up and find its way out of its predicament. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-...
Ismaīl Al-Shīshtāwi, Head of the Radio and TV Union, rejected as completely false rumours that there is a list of individuals who are banned from appearing on television, saying that Egyptian TV is owned by everyone, thus no one has any right to ban people from appearing on TV as guests. 
General ‘Abd āl-Fattāh al-Sīsī, Minister of Defence and Military Production, praised the role played by the armed forces to ensure security during the first phase of the constitutional referendum, saying that this established a historical new relationship between the armed forces and the civilian...
More than a news source said that President Mursī’s failure to clearly announce his presence of Pope Tawadrus II investiture ceremony is the result of pressures practiced on him by Salafists who decline to attend the occasion. [‘Usāmah al-Ghazālī Harb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 11, p. 9] Read original text...
President Mursī should respond to the invitation he received and witness himself on Sunday (November 18) the ceremonies to enthrone the new pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah as the visit will have a special significance, which is...
On Monday (December 17), journalists and members of the Wafd Party marched from their headquarters to the Syndicate of Journalists to protest attacks on the Wafd Party headquarters on Saturday (December 15) night.
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.
Cairo security apparatuses put a security plan to secure churches in the Christmas and New Year. Maj. Gen. Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn, Minister of Interior, gave instructions to take all the necessary security measures to secure churches and institutions. 
Bishop Nicolas, the official spokesperson for the Patriarchate of the Roman Orthodox Church for Alexandria and all of Africa, emphasised that the Patriarchate would not direct its members towards any particular opinion in the constitutional referendum. 
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, wrote an opinion piece in al-Ahrām where he discussed leadership, not just any leadership, but countries’ rulers, i.e. Presidents. He continued that the world is full of rulers who are strong, wealthy, experienced, thinkers, writers...
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House)’s Fatwa Council confirmed the lawfulness of greeting non-Muslims in their feasts as long as expressions contradicting Islam are not there (Ibrāhīm ‘Umrān, al-Ahrām, Dec. 31, p. 2). 

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