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A representative of political powers participating in national dialogue sessions yesterday said that President Mursī will announce the names of members of the Shūrá Council next Friday, just hours before the start of the second stage of the referendum over the Constitution next Saturday (December...
Al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper looks at the reasons why different areas in Egypt with a high population of Copts have voted in favour of the draft Constitution in the first stage of the referendum and are expected to vote "yes" in the next stage also. 
Bishop Armiyā, former secretary to the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, emphasised that the Coptic Church did not encourage its members to vote in any particular way during the referendum over the Constitution, thus responding to accusations from the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) that it had asked...
‘Izbit al-Najārīn, an area belonging to the Masārrah village of Dayrūt, and home to 3,000 Copts, has been under threat from a gang led by a man named Jabrūt K ("J.K."). The gang has been threatening to kidnap villagers’ children if they do not pay ransom money. The situation began at the beginning...
Ismaīl Al-Shīshtāwi, Head of the Radio and TV Union, rejected as completely false rumours that there is a list of individuals who are banned from appearing on television, saying that Egyptian TV is owned by everyone, thus no one has any right to ban people from appearing on TV as guests. 
General ‘Abd āl-Fattāh al-Sīsī, Minister of Defence and Military Production, praised the role played by the armed forces to ensure security during the first phase of the constitutional referendum, saying that this established a historical new relationship between the armed forces and the civilian...
On Monday (December 17), journalists and members of the Wafd Party marched from their headquarters to the Syndicate of Journalists to protest attacks on the Wafd Party headquarters on Saturday (December 15) night.
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
Bishop Nicolas, the official spokesperson for the Patriarchate of the Roman Orthodox Church for Alexandria and all of Africa, emphasised that the Patriarchate would not direct its members towards any particular opinion in the constitutional referendum. 
The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).
Copts in Dayrūt of Asyut Governorate are terrified following repeated attacks by groups of thugs. 
Al-Marj Criminal Court sentenced Albert Sābir ‘Ayād to three years in prison, commutable by a fine of one thousand Egyptian pound, for contempt of religion, insulting God and the holy prophets and promoting a film depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a negative way on Facebook. 
Pope Benedict XVI chose yesterday, December 12, 2012, to join Twitter. The 85 year old Pope tweeted in English and seven other languages, thanking and blessing his followers. The message was re-tweeted 18,000 times. 
During a meeting with the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop for the Horn of Africa; The Most Rev. Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs (Mouneer Hanna Anis), President Bishop of...
In a meeting with Klaus Spreyerman, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegations in Egypt, and Dr ‘Amir al-Zamālī, ICRC Advisor on Islamic World Affairs, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, called on international relief organizations to assist all victims of...
Secretary of al-Nūr Party for Monufia governorate, Usāmah ‘Abd al-Munsif, confirmed his party’s support for citizenship rights for all citizens, including Egyptian Copts.
During a conference held bySalafī D’awah movement under the title “Know your Constitution”, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmi, leader of the movement, claimed that there is a plan to thwart the Islamic project. The Salafīs are calling for an intensification of their work on the ground to counter the strength of...
Claims made by a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood that 60 per cent of those participating in a sit-in outside the Presidential Palace are Christian, has caused anger among Coptic groups which have accused Dr. Muhammad al-Biltājī of causing discord and encouraging division in the country....
A decision has been made to appoint special officers to join the departments for the protection of propriety, event management and the Tourism and Antiquities Police in order to investigate the harassment of women. This is to ensure an appropriate environment for reporting and investigation of...
During celebrations commemorating Bishop Pachomius of al-Beheira and the 41st anniversary of his ordination, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II called on the Egyptian people to pray for the peace of the country and to ask God to protect Egypt from all the dangers threatening her at this time.

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