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Following the Egyptian National Football Team’s second successive defeat in the World Cup 2018, Muslim Brotherhood followers outside Egypt, along with legions of their social media forums, rushed to describe the defeat in football as a political one. Throughout their history, the Muslim Brotherhood...
Al-Taḥrīr interviewed the diocesan Bishop of Viterbo, Lino Fumagalli before his departure to Cairo. Heading the first Italian pilgrimage delegation to the path of the Holy Family in Egypt, the representative of the Vatican expressed his joy to revisit Egypt, in particular Luxor and Aswān. He...
In a statement disclosed by Church sources, the personal status law for Egyptian Christian denominations is to be retackled by the end of this month. After a break of six consecutive months, sources have said that the main reason for the suspension of the meeting and for the passing of law was...
In the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other governorates, a number of squares in which ʿĪd al-Fiṭr prayers were held have witnessed women and men standing side by side, despite fatwas issued by Dār al-Iftā’ and al-Azhar institution.
52 defendants, out of 278, admitted committing 12 terrorist attacks in front of a military court to which they were referred. The defendants, who are members of Ḥasm and Liwāʾ al-Thawra are clusters cells affiliated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and are accused of targeting and killing...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
On Sunday, during the plenary session of Egypt’s House of Representatives, speaker of the House Dr. ʿAli ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said that the approved Article 2 of the draft law regulating press and media, is set forth in Part Two, ‘Freedom of the press and the media,’ and Chapter One, ‘General Provisions,’...
On October 4, 2010, Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, 47, decided to leave his work as an Imam in the Sharqiyah governorate and emigrate to the United States, fleeing from society’s rejection of his homosexuality. This emigration brought with it a remarkable story for the Egyptian Imam, who dared to open what...
In an article published in al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture Ḥilmī al-Namnam criticizes the point of view that claims that critic to Israeli policies is an “equation” with anti-Semitism:
In my article yesterday, we concluded the need to distinguish between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, which is necessary, and even inevitable, explaining that what Egyptian MP ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ʿAlī was exposed to by the French press and some of its writers is rather a distortion of the Egyptian...
 Criticizing the attack on the chairman of the Egyptian media portal ‘al-Bawāba’, Egyptian columnist Muḥammad ʿAlī Ibrāhīm writes on two subsequent editions: Part 1of 2 French newspapers and websites launched a frenzied campaign against Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ʿAlī, chairman of al-Bawāba newspaper and...
In response to the economic reform process Egypt is undergoing – hence, affecting some social sectors in general and the poor and those below the poverty line in particular - the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination launched the initiative "One for All" campaign to encourage young people of...
The Orthodox Coptic Church will this week carry out the largest reshuffle of its internal administration since Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark,assumed office, involving senior figures in the Holy Synod and regional clerical councils....
Columnist Makram Muḥammad Aḥmadwrote this week:  What do the Salafists hope to achieve by calling fora ban on hanging decorations, buying lanterns and displaying any of the joy and pleasure which accompany the arrival of the Holy Month [Ramadan] each year? With the passing of time it has become a...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
On Wednesday, Ayman ʿAbd al-Munʿim, governor of Suhāj, received Bruno Musarò, the Vatican’s Nuncio to Egypt, together with the Coptic Catholic Archbishop, Anba Yūsuf Abu al-Khayr, including a delegation of priests of the Catholic Church of Suhāj. The Nuncio conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the...
Eight Bedouins residing in the area of King Maryūt, Burj al-'Arab, stormed a building belonging to the Coptic Evangelical church, just one kilometer away from the rest-house of former President Husnī Mubārak, and smashed the fences that are about three meters high.  
Michael Meunier, the leader of al-Haya Party, said he would return from the Netherlands to Cairo soon after he was summoned to appear before the prosecution for investigation on charges of involvement in the October 9 incidents outside the state Radio & TV building in Maspero area. Meunier, in...
A Muslim family hosted the family of Coptic local resident Abū Sulaymān that was forced to leave their homes in the sectarian incidents in the north Egyptian Mediterranean city. "These families are our brethren. Not only we're hosting them in our homes but we are also hosting them in our hearts," a...
Nine army soldiers on Wednesday (February 15) completed their treatment from injuries they sustained during the Maspero incidents as medical reports showed that a soldier received a bullet in his buttocks, four with knife stabs – one in the arm, another in the leg and two in the abdomen – and four...

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