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More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
Since President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī rose to power in 2014, the Egyptian government has built over 600 bridges and roughly 21 new axes for over 85 billion EGP (5.3 billion American dollars).  The government is also planning to build a thousand overpasses costing 130 billion EGP (roughly 8 billion...
In a letter sent to Egyptian Public Prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī, Amnesty International expressed its concern over the situation of imprisoned Egyptian journalist Sulāfa Majdī.
On August 14, 2013, the Egyptian government broke up the Rābiʿa and al-Nahḍa sit-ins after roughly six weeks since deposing the Muslim Brotherhood from power.  Afterwards, several of those participating in the sit-ins fled to Turkey. 
The last three years have seen a deterioration in relations between Egypt and Qatar ever since Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Manama cut diplomatic, trade, and economic ties with Doha and closed the borders with it. 
“Egyptian Family values”; this term that has been repeated for months in Egypt when directing accusations against young women wearing “liberal clothes” for violating the “conservative values of the Egyptian family.”  This astounding accusation and the outrage of the Egyptian society have suddenly...
“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
Since Joe Biden won the American presidential election, Egypt has been sending mixed messages on the issue of human rights.  It released 400 political activists, some of whom had been detained for over four years.  Then came the campaign of arrests that included the leaders of the Egyptian...
Egyptian and French officials held discussions on Sunday related to terrorism, extremism, and political developments in the region. 

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