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The Armed Forces greeted Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Christians for Christmas.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has identified 70 incidents that outline the framework of the country's religious policies, the demands of the Egyptian Shi`ītes and their movement, and the corresponding violations and restrictions, beside the repercussions of regional sectarian...
The Coptic Hospital witnessed a new attack on doctors, which was carried out by a woman who assaulted a doctor named Nihāl Majdī. The hospital administration informed the police, which in turn filed a report of the attack and arrested the perpetrator. The perpetrator was referred to Al-Azbakiyyah...
According to the latest figures, the number of Egyptian Nubians is 2-4 million, forming thus the largest minority group. Another group is that of the Amazigh (Berbers): the indigenous North Africans in Egypt. 'Minorities' is a term referring to categories of people differentiated from the social...
 ‘Abbās Shūmān, al-Azhar’s spokesperson clarified that the proposal of Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, for a unified program to fight terrorism is an initial idea that has not been decided upon yet. This announcement comes after criticism has been directed at al-Azhar for “abandoning its...
Professor ʿAbd al-Maqsūd Pasha, member of the higher council of Islamic affairs stated that Yāsir Burhamī’s fatwa declaring it was “halal” to destroy a church “is a catastrophic fatwa”.  Pasha added that “Burhami is not a mufti and I am surprised that he is speaking on issues like that”; “one of...
The history of Islamic movements in the 20th century confirms that Egypt was one of the most important sources of the spread of Jihadist ideologies. In the same way, al-Azhar had an influential role throughout the entire Islamic world. Moreover, any change or reform in religious rhetoric coming out...
“The numerous death verdicts issued by Egypt's courts revived the debate on the annulment of the death penalty worldwide as proposed by a number of European countries and rejected by Egypt,” ambassador `Amru Ramadān, Egypt's permanent delegate to the UN in Switzerland, said. 
First French book about the January 25th Revolution The first French book about the January 25th Revolution was recently translated into Arabic. Written by Claude Gibal and Tangy Salon, both of whom live in Cairo, the book recounts the daily events that happened during the revolution. Despite their...
The Giza Criminal Court sentenced on Saturday three Al-Jazeera English reporters, Muhammad Fahmy, Australian journalist Greste (in absentia) and the Channel producer Baher Muhammad who was sentenced with extra six months, as well as three further convicts to three years in prison for working...

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