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The Egyptian TV Network ‘al-Ḥayāh’ has announced the suspension of television presenter Rīhām Saʿīd and the ‘Ṣabāyā’ programme she hosts, after she insulted obese women in a recent episode. The network stated that this suspension will continue until the investigation of the Supreme Council for...
The President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Aḥmad al-Raysūnī, has caused outrage by issuing a fatwā  permitting Muslims to visit al-Aqṣā Mosque in Jerusalem, affirming that “not everyone who visits Jerusalem commits a wrongdoing or is calling for normalisation”. The International...
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an American governmental commission monitoring religious freedom all around the world, claimed that in the last year Iranian state authorities stepped up repression of non-Shia Muslim, especially Sufi and Sunnite and other religious ...
Terrorists deliberately targeted the Church of the Virgin and St. Mercurius [Abū Sayfīn] in the ʿIzbat al-Haggānah area of Naṣr City (east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo) because of the time of year and the church’s geographic location. 
It is a private and noble initiative undertaken by a young Coptic man and a Muslim girl. They roam in the Upper Egyptian villages to educate children on loving and accepting the other [different], and on the coexistence among the different religions. 
Experts stated that President al-Sīsī’s Advisor for Combatting Terrorism, Jamāl al-Dīn, started off his new position by pursuing police officers supportive of the Brotherhood and addressing the issue of internationally sponsored terrorism in the Sinai. One expert said he was an excellent choice as...
The National Council for Women in Egypt welcomed the appointment of the first Egyptian blind presenter on TV satellite channels. The National Council for Women, headed by Dr. Māya Mursī, and all its members, thanked the family of the program "al-Safīrah ʿAzīzah", which is broadcast on the channel "...
A new and unprecedent initiative launched by al-Azhar generated controversies, when the cover page of the mouthpiece of the prestigious religious institution ‘Ṣawt al-Azhar’ presented pics of Egyptian women not wearing the ‘Ḥijāb’ -the head cover of Muslim women.
The Egyptian Church decided not to accept any new monks in monasteries and churches for one year, after the killing of Bishop Ipiphāniyūs (Epiphanius), Abbot of the Abu Maqār Monastery (Saint Makarius the Great) days ago.
The Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF), held in Egypt’s Upper Egyptian city last February, announced it will dedicate its second edition to Algerian revolutionary Jamīla Būḥrayd, who will also be the festival’s guest of honor.

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