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Interviews Presidential candidate ElBaradei (1-4)

10 April 2011
Egyptian reformist Mohamed ElBaradei has returned to Cairo. This time, he will not call for change or civil disobedience against former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, but instead present himself to the Egyptian people as a presidential candidate. In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, ElBaradei justified his frequent absences from Egypt. He said the only way to communicate his message -- that change is in the hands of the Egyptian people -- was by travel, since Egyptian television channels banned his appearance. He called for Mubarak to stand trial, saying that Egypt will remain ill as long as the former president's situation remains ambiguous. He went on to say that he never had a passport from a foreign country and that his wife is Egyptian...More

Al-Masry Al-Youm interviews Mansour al-Issawi

3 April 2011
Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy said the era of constant surveillance over political opponents has ended. He said that the former state security apparatus surveillance tapes are now in the hands of the armed forces. Al-Essawy also announced that the Interior Ministry released 95 percent of political prisoners...More

Fire erupts at Interior Ministry building

27 March 2011
A fire breaks out at the communications department on the top floor of the Interior Ministry building Tuesday, emitting a cloud of smoke that billowed over downtown Cairo. Firefighters and policemen raced to extinguish the fire while the armed forces cleared the area surrounding the building...More

Youth Coalition rebuffs constitutional amendments

20 March 2011
Revolution Youth Coalition rebuffs constitutional amendments, given current changes coincide with ones initially proposed by ousted president Hosni Mubarak. The coalition dubs changes as a "patchwork" of 1971 constitution which, according to coalition, is now null. The coalition demands an interim charter applicable over current power transition period and a presidential council - instead of a supposedly hastily-elected president based on a controversial, current constitution - which would run Egypt temporarily...More

Essam Sharaf gets warm welcome in Tahrir Square

13 March 2011
Egypt’s new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf headed to Tahrir Square on Friday to speak to protesters who were celebrating the removal of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq’s transition government and calling for the implementation of the rest of the demands of the revolution. Sharaf, who was cheered by the crowd and carried by protesters to the podium, said he seeks legitimacy from the protesters and he promised to meet the protesters demands...More

Moussa: Ready for presidency

6 March 2011
Preparing for an end of his stint as Arab League Secretary General and monitored for his decision to run - or not to run - for upcoming presidency, Amr Moussa, who has been crystal clear about his plans, has been interviewed by Al-Masry Al-Youm. Not only has Mr. Moussa said he was going to run for president but he went on to uncover plans for his presidential program, advised by a group of experts, to be announced on time. Mr. Moussa also discussed a host of issues including economy, scientific research and, not least, politics at large. ..More

Assiut Muslim and Coptic leaders issue joint statement against sectarianism

27 February 2011
Muslim and Christian leaders in Assiut issued a joint statement to curb the circulation of sectarian rumors in the Upper Egyptian governorate. The statement, signed by five Coptic church leaders and seven Gamaa Islamiya leaders, condemned the killing of Dawoud Botros, pastor of the Prince Tadros church in Shatb village. They called for the killers to be brought to justice...More

Interview with Kamal al-Ganzouri

20 February 2011
Following years of silence, former Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri discloses the reasons behind his resignation in 1999. Al-Ganzouri discusses his relationship with other ministers during his tenure as prime minister. According to al-Ganzouri, injustice is was behind the 25 January revolution. ..More

Coffee shop debates in Cairo

13 February 2011
Just five minutes away from Tahrir Square, in the most tradtional of settings in Cairo, the coffee shop talk centers on topics unthinkable weeks ago. CNN's Arwa Damon reports...More

Saad R Mikhaiel and The Micro Mosaic Master–VOA

23 January 2011
Micro Mosaic Art - by the Mosaic Artist Saad Romany Mikhaiel- Media Coverage by VOA ..More

Hospital Attacked After Shooting of Copts in Minya

16 January 2011
Doctors, staff, and eyewitnesses at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Samalout say security forces shot tear gas inside the hospital when clashes erupted between Christians and police following a shooting of several Copts this week...More

Viewpoint with James Zogby: Michael Meunier, Laura Murpy, Shane D’Aprile

9 January 2011
Michael Meunier, Founder and Chairman of the U.S. Copts Association, discussed the recent attack on a church in Egypt which occurred on New Year's Eve resulting in the death of 21 people. The attack targeted Coptic Christians at prayer, causing unrest in the country and bringing tensions between Egyptian Christians and Muslims back to forefront of national and international focus. Ahead of today’s Orthodox Christmas celebrations, security in and around Egypt’s Coptic neighborhoods was increased. "In Egypt in ..More

Security tightened after deadly church blast in Egypt

3 January 2011
(CNN) -- Government officials in Alexandria, Egypt, increased security around places of worship following an explosion that killed at least 21 people at a church in the region, the governor told state media Saturday...More

Arab Christians: a persecuted minority?

12 December 2010
Christian communities have existed in the Arab world for centuries and make up the religious minority in many countries, such as Jordan, the West Bank, Egypt and Iraq. Already fragile, these groups are increasingly subject to persecution. For many, life is becoming too hard in their native lands and the only option is to leave...More

Egypt's growing sectarian tensions

28 November 2010
One protester has been killed and dozens injured in clashes between Egyptian police and Coptic Christians over the construction of a new church. How might these growing sectarian tensions impact the upcoming elections?..More

Iraq, Christians in Peril: by Open Doors

10 October 2010
The situation for Christians in Iraq right now is at a crisis level. Armed Islamic terrorists are now patrolling the streets, stopping each person and asking to see their ID cards. Then they check to see what religion is recorded on the card...More

Bare skin ban for Muslim pool event

20 September 2010
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has banned people exposing their shoulders and thighs at an event at a public swimming pool in Dandenong, in Melbourne's south-east...More

Mona Eltahawy is defending copts rights

13 July 2010
Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She is based in New York...More

VP Biden Arrives in Iraq Amid Political Impasse

4 July 2010
Vice President Joe Biden landed Saturday in Baghdad to coax Iraqi leaders into ending their government impasse as vying political factions remain deadlocked over which political bloc should pick its new leaders, including prime minister...More

How Gaza Freedom Flotilla was raided by Israeli commandos

3 June 2010
Israel has blocked eight ships carrying 10,000 tons of aid and 800 activists and politicians on its way to Gaza by using military force and boarding ships in international waters...More

Lars vilks,muhammad cartoonist,attacked during lecture

16 May 2010
(AP) STOCKHOLM -- A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted his university lecture about the limits of free speech...More