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During its 66th anniversary Tuesday (November 13) in Washington, the Middle East Institute is offering its MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership to Najīb Sawirus, the executive chairman of the Orascom Group and the founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, which promotes democratic...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), is delivering next Friday sermon at the Azhar for the first time, which will be attended by ministers and scholars of the Azhar, according to Shaykh Salāmah ‘Abd al-Qawī, the official spokesman for the awqāf (...
Minister of Interior Maj. General Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn on Monday (November 12) endorsed several appointments and changes within the ministry that covered assistant ministers and security directors. [Mamdūh Hasan, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
Women members of the Muslim Brotherhood threatened to refrain from practicing da’wah (call) activities and protest outside the Irshād (Guidance) Office against denying them membership of the office, administrative bureaus in governorates and the group’s general and gubernatorial Shūrá Council. [...
President Muhammad Mursī will meet next week with patrons of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside Egypt, who have been in Cairo to participate in the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
Hānī ‘Imārah, Chairman of the Media People Syndicate, lodged a complaint with Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd against Tony Khalīfah, the Ajra’ Kalām (Daring Talk) show host, citing an episode that he described as “fanning sectarian fitnah between Muslims and Christians”. [Hind ‘Azzām, Rose...
Pope Tawadrus II categorically refused that the church should have a quota in parliament or in any executive positions, describing this orientation as a “form of discrimination among Egyptians”. [Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Al-Akhbār of Dec. 15 published a front-page report on the Egyptian foreign ministry's summoning of Dutch ambassador in Cairo Susan Blankhart to express Egypt's strong condemnation of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilder' book defaming Islam.
Several relatives of the suspects gathered outside the courthouse and affirmed that the suspects were innocent of any charges pressed against them. 
In the Upper Egyptian governorate of Asyut, security authorities nipped a sectarian crisis between Muslims and Copts in the bud in the village of Sinbū, Dayrūt town, in differences over a plot of land next to al-Mashriqī Monastery in the village. 
The Maspero Youth Union warned the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) against responding to the wishes of the Islamist groups to unilaterally set up a constituent committee to draft the constitution.
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, the son of the former head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections were realistic, adding the distortion of the...
The prosecution ordered the arrest of eight more suspects on charges of involvement in the October 9 Maspero incidents that left 27 people killed and 350 others wounded. 
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decision forming an advisory council, which is to discuss the two laws on presidential elections and the lineup of the constituent assembly on the constitution.
In al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, it was reported that the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to add 24 suspects more to the list of persons involved in the October 9 incidents in Maspero area that claimed the lives of 27 people and left 350 others wounded.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III sent a congratulatory cable to Prime Minister Kamāl al-Janzūrī in which he expressed good wishes for him in his mission as head of a salvation government. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Dec. 9, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Minister of Civil Aviation Samīr ‘Imbābī ended a crisis between EgyptAir and flight hostesses after approving 21 out of 23 requests to wear the hijāb but declined to respond to any financial demands due to ailing financial conditions in the national carrier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misryūn, Nov...

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