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The artistic items police closed down the office of the Iranian channel al-‘Alam, arrested its director and seized all equipment for the station’s failure to obtain a license before working in Egypt. [‘Imād al-Dīn Sābir, al-Ahrām, May 15, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
“Our issue now is to achieve justice, freedom, democracy, equality and respect for human rights, on top of which comes citizenship,” said Tayīb during a meeting with Dutch ambassador in Cairo Susan Blankhart on Monday (May 14). [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, May 15, p. 1] Read original text in...
Many of Egypt’s 8.5 million Copts are deeply alarmed by the possibility of having an Islamist president, opting rather to vote for former officials in the Mubārak regime. Coptic votes will be mostly divided between Mūsá and Shafīq, both had served in Mubārak’s government, said the Washington Post...
In the first press conference held by the committee on monitoring the activities of the mass media covering the presidential elections, rapporteur Majdī Dayf said several violations were spotted by the TV stations during the period between April 30 and May 10. “The committee spotted some excesses...
Meanwhile, the People’s Assembly Culture, Information and Tourism Committee is debating a 44-article bill on the audio-visual mass media to regulate their work after recent violations were spotted. [Muhammad Fathī, al-Ahrām, May 13, p. 7] Read text in Arabic
Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, an advisor to Grand Shaykh Tayīb and a member of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that the Azhar will soon issue a paper on its vital and ambitious project to enhance the status of women inside their families and the society. He noted that the top Sunnī establishment...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the people are choosing their president with their own free will for the first time through fair electoral process. “This is a historic day for Egypt and its people,” said Tayīb after casting his vote in the district of Heliopolis, urging voters to...
Bishop Pachomius, the acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said after he cast his vote in a polling station in Damanhūr, al-Beheira, that the church stands at the same distance toward all presidential candidates, adding that the church believes in democracy and guarantees freedom for all...
People’s Assembly member Yāsir al-Qādī submitted a draft on the addition of some articles to the law on sanctity of houses of worship. “The proposal punishes with three years’ imprisonment and a fine of at least LE10,000 or each of them any person who carried weapons during demonstrations inside...
Egypt’s new president has to understand the meanings of the January 25, 2011 revolution and successive events and to be aware that the people seek an Egyptian president whose mind keeps on thinking of the nation’s future. [Yūhannā Qultah, al-Ahrām, May 23, p. 11] Read original text in Arabic
“Each and every citizen has to take advantage of the means of monitoring available in order to achieve maximum integrity and transparency,” he said in statements. [Shādyah Yūsūf, al-Ahrām, May 21, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
In another development, the al-Minya Criminal Court and the Emergency Supreme State Prosecution Court sentenced 12 to rigorous life term and acquitted eight others for fomenting sectarian strife in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya, and endangering national uinity in the Upper Egyptian governorate. The convi...
Meanwhile, Dr. Nūr Farahāt, a professor of law at the al-Zaqāzīq University, said the challenge facing the new constitution is the avoidance of undermining public and personal freedoms and the activation of the relevant content in the 1954 and 1971 constitutions. Farahāt made the remarks during a...
The committee receiving applications for the new pope elections, in a four-hour meeting on Wednesday (May 9) under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius, agreed to continue receiving papers of candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III until the end of this month. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, May 11, p. 6] ...
The Cairo Court of Appeal on Thursday (May 10) set the July 2 session to start the trial of Michael ‘Ādil Najīb Faraj and Michael Mus’ad Shākir, aka Midhat Shākir on charges of involvement in the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio & TV building in Maspero area that left dozens...
The 18-man committee receiving applications of candidates for the Saint Mark chair held a plenary meeting on Wednesday (May 9) under Bishop Pachomius to set criteria for sorting out the candidates. The criteria include the gifts of guidance, education and fluency of foreign languages, good...

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