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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt praised the efforts of the National Council for Women for guaranteeing the adoption of a gender perspective in Egypt’s plan to fight COVID-19.  This gender perspective is clear from the first policy paper...
The Egyptian Cabinet's committee charged with looking into the status of unlicensed churches to grant them legality has approved on 2 April 2020 the legalization of a new batch of houses of worship.
The Libyan authorities dealt a painful blow to terrorist Islamist organizations supported by Turkey and Qatar in Libya after arresting Muḥammad Muḥammad al-Sayyid, otherwise known as Abū Khālid or Muḥammad al-Sinbakhtī.  He is considered the most important element in planning to blow up churches in...
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
A Coptic family in the village of al-Kashḥ, the center of Dār al-Salām in Sūhāj governorate, called on President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to release Jirjis Rāḍī Jirjis Murqus from prison.
The Minyā Criminal Court sentenced three people, accused of stripping the clothes off a Coptic woman in May of 2016, to ten years in prison.  The court sentenced the defendants in absentia, since they did not respond to the court’s attendance notification.
The mayor of al-Karam village, which lies in al-Minyā governorate, held a reconciliatory session in his house including Copts and those accused of burning houses of Copts in May 2016. Participants in the session expressed their support for peace, an inclusive understanding of what it means to be...
Videos of two men dancing and singing while being dressed up in monastic clothes appeared on social media. While some viewers considered the videos to be targeting Copts it later turned out that the two men did not intend to ridicule Christianity. Instead, they were working on a Christian film...
Prime Minister Dr. Muṣṭafā Madbūlī presided over a meeting of the committee in charge of legalizing churches.  The meeting was attended by the ministers of justice, housing, and of parliamentary affairs, as well as representatives of the relevant authorities.
The criminal court in al-Minyā decided to delay a judgment to April 16th for the arson case of Coptic homes in the village of al-Karam, the center of Abū Qurqāṣ in al-Minyā.  This came after today’s session where Copts from the village provided testimony in court.   The Copts in front of the judge...

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