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Minister of Tourism Dr. Rāniyā al-Mashāṭ spoke at the closing session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The forum was held on the 6th and 7th of April in the Dead Sea region of Jordan.
Dr. Māyā Mūrsī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, spoke at the opening session of the conference entitled "Empowering Young Women Leaders from Local Councils ... Voices of Women: Stage Two." The conference was organized by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, which strives to equip...
President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī’s visit to Washington D.C. this Tuesday comes on the eve of two important events: the upcoming parliamentary vote on constitutional amendments in Egypt and the release of the White House report on the “Deal of the Century” expected in early May.
Priests and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Samālūṭ dioceses in the governorate of al-Minyā sent a letter to the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Maḥmūd Tawfīq, calling on him to approach the conditions of the Christian places of worship in the Upper Egyptian city.  The priests are...
Skriptwriter Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā and director Hādī al-Bāgūrī have taken up the issue of the hijab and the fact of whether women are free to choose to wear it or not in the new film dubbed ‘Al-Ḍayf’ (the Guest) Religious sources affiliated with al-Azhar refused to comment on the film, considering that the...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
Last Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Egypt.  In addition to meeting with President al-Sīsī and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sāmiḥ Shukrī, Pompeo delivered a speech at the American University in Cairo.  The stage was set for the successful visit by a tweet from President Trump...
A high-level German delegation led by Dr. Rev. Tharwat Qādis, chairman of the Council for Dialogue and Ecumenical Relations, arrived in Aswan en route to Luxor. The delegation will visit the Coptic Evangelical Church in Luxor and its affiliated schools.
The Egyptian writer, thinker, and Islamic affairs specialist Islām Buḥayrī (Islam Behery) said on the television program “The Compass” that Muftī ʿAṭīyah Ṣaqr, head of the former fatwa committee at al-Azhar, released a compilation of fatwas in May 1997. One of these well-known fatwas forbade the...
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. 
The Louvre Museum in Paris holds a fragment of ivory, dating back to the early 7th century, depicting St. Mark enthroned in the foreground and surrounded by his successors as Patriarch assembled together under the Alexandria gateway.  In the background, observing the holy gathering below them, are...
Branches of the International Alumni Association of al-Azhar are visiting Egyptian churches to convey their wishes for the Christmas holidays, and express their desire for continued love and affection between the different sectors of the society. Representatives of the Association affirm that Egypt...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Muḥammad bin Zāyid, announced the inauguration of the Grand Mosque of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and the Church of St. Francis in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
“The purpose of our discussion on the foundations of human fraternity is to launch the project of rebuilding the true bridges of human communication, fruitful cooperation, trust, respect, and love that can bring all humanity—in all its diversity—to the same destination: peace.  We also aim to open...
Muḥammad Abū al-ʿAynayn (Muhammad Abu al-Enein), Honorary Chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament, Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Arab Economic Council, called for the establishment of a global institute that brings together all religions to correct misconceptions and promote...
“The Pope's visit will send a strong message across the region and the world that people of different faiths can live, work and worship together,” said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington Yūsuf al-ʿUtayba (Yousef Al Otaiba). ‘Why did we invite the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula?’ asked al-...
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, and the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, with President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī standing between the two, and behind all three are models of the al-Fatāh al-ʿAlīm Mosque and the Cathedral of the Nativity.
The political and media controversy over the accusation of US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism has not stopped.  The Muslim Congresswoman is still under intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in Washington for her criticism of Israeli occupation policies, including the violation of...
The fight against terrorism is a common denominator between the national efforts of the African governments at the level of their domestic and foreign policies.  It has become, in effect, a “holy war” waged by the entire continent that it will continue until the final elimination of terrorism.

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