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During a live interview conducted on Wednesday by “Al-Hayā al-Yawm” team, head of Ḥizb al-Tajammu‘ Party and member of the Constitution 50-committee, Hussein `Abd-al-Rāziq said that those who call for a constitutional amendment want President Al-Sisi to become “an absolute ruler”, emphasizing that...
Religious freedom around the world Jihād al-Khāzin analysed religious freedom around the world between 2007 and 2013. Focusing on state and social oppression against religious communities around the globe, al-Khāzin finds deteriorating conditions for all monotheistic religions. Although he finds...
Sayyid Yasīn from al-Hayāt Newspaper argues that the Muslim Brothers are currently using interpretations of Islamic texts that are very similar to those used by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ). Yasīn believes that “radicals such as the EIJ and the MB are influenced by classic books that are very...
The Dutch government's decision to grant Egyptian Christians religious asylum angered Egyptians and led to a statement by President Muhammad Mursī refusing any foreign interference in Muslims-Christian relations in Egypt. The Dutch Embassy in Cairo is working to contain the situation and denies...
The Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) filed a lawsuit before the Administrative Judiciary Court on September 10, 2011 against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), the prime minister, minister of information and others for prohibiting licensing for new satellite...
*/ Shaykh Hāfiz Salāmah, leader of the 1956 popular resistance in Suez, has said that all military facilities are property of the people, and anyone who sabotages these facilities should be regarded as a traitor to the nation.  
*/ Saturday (September 10) represented the biggest event since the departure of former Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak, causing the direct revival of the Emergency Law in Egypt, as well as embarrassment to the Egyptian regime, which has seen new problems over containing the fallout. For his...
Mohammad Yassin, a leader of al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyāh, told al-Hayah that he has received news from the Iranian authorities of Mohammad Shawqy al-Islambuli’s imminent deportation to Egypt.  
An anonymous Egyptian security source denied the existence of the Qa’idah network patrolling the Sinai, stressing that security forces are not monitoring any of the elements in the region.  
 “Hell will break loose for the US if Omar Abdel Rahman is killed in prison,” said Safwat Abdel Ghany, member of Jama'a al-Islamiya's consultative council, in a press conference outside the US Embassy in Cairo on Wednesday. Abdel Rahman, commonly known as the “Blind Sheikh,” is allegedly leader of...
 AWR's Managing Director Hānī Labīb writes in al-Hayāh about the recent sectarian incidents having erupted in Egypt. He suggests several scenarios for Egypt's future.  
In al-Hayāh, page 2, May 16, 2011, a score of Egyptians, mostly Copts, were injured in clashes that erupted between participants in a protest around the television building in Maspero area. Un-known people attacked the protest on May 14, 2011, where a number of cars and stores were set on fire....
For the first time the Azhar's Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, met with Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badī' at the Azhar headquarters on May 3, 2011. During the meeting, Tayīb said that the MB was never far from the Azhar and that there are common grounds between the two sides...
In response to Islamic groups’ recently expressed goal to establish an Islamic State, Coptic Pope Shenouda III publicly called for a civil state in Egypt. (Reviewer's Note: News story was also covered in al-Hayāh, page 5, April 25, 2011) Read original text
“Muslim Brotherhood group is trying to improve it's image to Copts by holding different meetings admitting woman's right in political as well as social life", says Hanī Lābib, author of the article.
The revolution in Egypt left the local media scene of Egypt completely changed. State-owned media used to be completely unreliable, but now they have altered their policies. The state media are also experiencing changes in leadership. However, the process is definitely not completed yet. Experts...
Practically all Egyptian newspapers devote massive coverage to the announcement on Sunday that the Palestinian Army of Islam, a Gaza-based group said to be linked to al-Qā‘idah, was responsible for the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter, early on New Year’s Day.  
Bashīr 'Īsá writes that the attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria is not different than the November attack at the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad. The author is surprised at what she sees as the double standard of Egyptians in reacting to religious...
Al-Wafd reports that Coptic Pope Shenouda has returned to Egypt following a visit to the United States for medical treatment. The text said that the Pope was greeted upon his return to residence by large numbers of bishops, monks, and Coptic youth. According to a church source, "The pope will not...
Many of Monday’s opinion pieces in the Egyptian press dealt with the positive and negative aspects of considering a unified law for building worship places in Egypt.  
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