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The Azhar body strongly condemned the clashes that erupted around the al-Qāꞌid Ibrāhīm Mosque in Alexandria leading to llines of riot police cordoning off the mosque. According to al-Misrīyūn report, protesters against the upcoming Constitutional plebiscite besieged the Mosque. Grand Shaykh Dr....
On Wednesday, December 19, the fourth session on the national dialogue initiated by the presidency was conducted by Vice President, Counselor Mahmūd Mikkī. Representatives of the three major Churches of Egypt attended the meeting.
Amīrah Ibrāhīm comments in al-Tahrīr newspaper: “The fourth round of the dialogue of the deaf- not the national dialogue as the presidency calls it- was scheduled for Tuesday, December 18. However, the session has been postponed to ‘complete the legal aspects of the agenda of the dialogue’,...
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...
The Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl, head of the Middle East Freedom Forum in Washington, USA, stated that a six-thousand-eight-hundred-kilo weapon shipment coming from Qatar arrived last Sunday, December 16, at the Red Sea port of Suez.  The shipment bill, according to Kh’Alīl was addressed to...
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...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II addressed his flocks, yesterday, December 19, prompting them not to be afraid, “as God will protect and guard you and your families from all evil”, and urged them to keep to the commandments of the Holy Bible as they give them all things that pertain to life.  «Do...
In a warning addressed on the video-sharing website, YouTube, to the opposition, National Salvation Front (NSF), Islamic preacher, Wajdī Ghunaym, said, «the ones who play with fire will get burned». According to Ghunaym, the NSF statements that Egypt is on the merge of a conceivable civil war and...
Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, vice president of the Salafī Da’wah (call) and member of the Constituent Assembly (CA), stated that the articles of the upcoming Constitution have been drafted upon the approval of all the participating forces.  Contrary to the alleged rejection of the constitution draft by the...
In a meeting with French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and the French delegation accompanying him, the Grand Shaykh of The Azhar, Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyīb stated that he is confident that the Egyptian people will surpass the actual crisis. The meeting that took place on Wednesday, December 19, tackled issues...
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...
Bahīy al-Dīn Hasan, manager of Cairo Centre for Human Rights Studies (CCHRS), said in a statement, approved by eight human rights organizations, that the referendum took place under the way of Mubārak in which civil societies were prevented from monitoring the referendum or entering polling...
The results of the first phase of the plebiscite, announced unofficially on December 16, show that Islamic movements with all its powers, religious discourse and executive resources failed to convince more than 56.5 per cent of the total number of eligible voters to approve the Constitution (Author...

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