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On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
The newspaper “Mada Masr” [Madā Miṣr] said that unidentified security officers wearing civilian clothes arrested Shādī Zalaṭ, a journalist working for the newspaper, at his home early Saturday morning.  His arrest came days after he published an article about the new assignment to Russia given to...
On Sunday the Unites States Commission on International Religious Freedom expressed its strong concerns about the arrest of the Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and a recent campaign of repression that targeted activists and journalists.
Water experts criticized Sudan’s former positions in negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam, saying the positions amounted to political games as opposed to serving the country’s strategic interests.  These experts further warned that if the new government under the leadership...
Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
In a statement on Sunday, the United States called on Iraqi's government to hold early elections, to carry out electoral reforms and to stop using violence against the protesters. The White House expressed its profound concerns declaring "The United States is seriously concerned by continued...
Eight years have passed since the 2011 revolution that succeeded in toppling former Egyptian president Ḥusnī Mubārak, but intense debate has recently broken out concerning the fate of individuals widely considered at the time to be ‘icons’ of the uprising following a series of videos recently...
Not surprisingly, the White House is considering to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and it may be followed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and other organizations. However, the practical mechanism for this turned out to be more difficult than the...
A flurry of widespread anger was triggered after the young actor Muḥammad Kāmil announced that Maḥmūd Sulaymān, the young man who stalked a girl named Munā Jubrān while she was waiting for her bus, has shot an advertisement for a famous coffee company, and that he was contacted by a production...
On Sunday the Egyptian Authority declared that they had attacked one of the leaders of the Anṣār Bayt al-Maqdis that is supporting  Dāʿish [ISIS/ISIL] during a security attempt to arrest him in al- ʿArīsh.

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