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The Directorate of Giza Security said that the National Security Directorate has information that Mūstafa Mesbāh, accused of joining the terrorist group Ajnād Misr has contacts with leaders of Al-Qā`eda.
 President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has announced that the explosion within St Peter’s Church in Cairo was carried out by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up during Mass prayers, and he warned that the matter is much more widespread and dangerous than originally thought. And as I announced in what...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies expressed its deep regret at the recent remarks released by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb, which waste a basic freedom - that of religious freedom - and which aid and nourish extremist thinking and preaching. In its statement, the Institute called on Al-Tayeb to...
After decades of contesting ownership of Deir Al-Sultān of Jerusalem, and following negotiations between the Ethiopian and the Egyptian churches last August, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem finally released documents proving its ownership of the monastery.
In an aired phone call during the TV program 90 Minutes broadcast on Al-Mehwar Channel, counselor Ahmad Helmi al-Sharīf, head of Al-Mu'tamar Party, said that the Egyptian Parliament is drafting a law that requires the national-ID number as authentication of facebook and twitter accounts. During the...
John Casson, British ambassador to Egypt, met with appellate defender Najjād al-Bur ̔ī to discuss the current state of human rights in Egypt. Al-Bur ̔ī is the president of United Group, an Egyptian law firm which focuses on human rights cases. 
In a statement exclusively disclosed to Al-Sharq al-Awsat (MENA), the governor of Marsa Matrūh, `Alā' Abu-Zaid said, that the Egyptian-Libyan borders are completely secure, and that Egyptian forces are prepared to face any attempted breach of the borders, IS is not present in any part of western...
Pope Frances sent Pope Tawadros a letter marking the second year since they met in the Vatican in 2013. Pope Frances reportedly stressed that their shared faith unites the two parishes now more than any time in the past. Remembering the Christians who have recently been killed in the Middle East,...
An American report drew attention to the deteriorating state of religious freedom in Egypt since the election of President Sīsī while conceding that he was by far a better alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. The report went on to praise the tone of religious tolerance that President Sīsī adopted...
Head of the Episcopal Church in Egypt, North Africa and the African Horn, Bishop Munīr Hanna, offered his condolences to the Coptic Catholic Church on the killing of four sisters of Mother Teresa Congregation by extremists in the Yemenite city, Aden. The Bishop said that the four missionary sisters...

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