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Salafis divided over whom to support in presidential vote

Others | 27 April 2012
Divisions have surfaced among Egyptian Salafis over whom to back in the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled to take place on 23 and 24 May... More

Brotherhood's Mursi promises national 'renaissance' at Alex campaign rally

Others | 27 April 2012
Thousands of Alexandrians turned out on Monday evening to support Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi in Egypt's coastal second city... More

Young Brotherhood members suggest consensus over single presidential candidate

Others | 27 April 2012
The young members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the “Brotherhood Cry” group, have launched an initiative to reach a national consensus over a single presidential candidate... More

Egypt Christians hold mass in memory of late Pope Shenouda III

Others | 27 April 2012
Masses to mark 40 days since the death of Pope Shenouda III will take place Wednesday at Cairo's Abbassiya Cathedral and the St Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun where the pope is buried. The cathedral hosted a memorial service for the pope on Tuesday attended by political leaders, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), MPs, and heads of political parties... More

The risk to Copts is moving away from a civil state in the coming constitution: Karima Kamal

Others | 27 April 2012
Sectarian tensions can explode triggered by one of two things: a relationship between a Copt and a Muslim, or building a Church. Journalist and writer Karima Kamal's new book, Copts’ Personal Status Law (Al-Ahwal Al-Shakhseya lil Akbat), explores many of the hidden stories behind sectarian tensions, tackling both solutions and challenges... More

With main candidate out, Brotherhood throws weight behind Morsy

Others | 26 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced that Mohamed Morsy, chairman of its Freedom and Justice Party, will replace former deputy Supreme Guide Khairat al-Shater as its candidate for the presidential election slated for May... More

Nour Party leader criticizes Abu Ismail supporters' protest

Others | 26 April 2012
A leader from the Salafi-oriented Nour Party on Tuesday criticized a gathering organized by supporters of disqualified presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, who are protesting the decision to exclude him from the race... More

Islamist vote blowing in the wind, as Abu-Ismail and El-Shater exit race

Others | 26 April 2012
After the exclusion of Hazem Abu-Ismail and Khairat El-Shater, two strong Islamist candidates, from the first presidential elections after the January 25 Revolution set for May, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee has now rejected the candidates’ petition against their exclusion from the race, leaving the race for the powerful Islamist vote in Egypt wide open... More

Islamists vow to kick Suleiman out, "no matter what the price"

Others | 26 April 2012
Islamist activists, especially from the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, said Saturday that they are stepping up contacts with counterparts from the liberal political camp to agree on a unified plan of action expressing outrage at the candidacy of Omar Suleiman, vice president and right-hand man under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, in the upcoming presidential elections... More

Egypt Islamists fill Tahrir to protest Mubarak figures' presidential bids

Others | 26 April 2012
Hundreds of thousands of mostly Islamist protesters have congregated in Tahrir Square on Friday to show their opposition to remnants of the former regime, in a protest that was jointly called for by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist Front... More

Brotherhood decides to drop 'Islam is the solution' for presidential race

Others | 25 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate will not use the group's long-standing slogan, "Islam is the solution," for the upcoming election... More

Coptic Christians call for divorce law relaxation

Others | 25 April 2012
A Coptic Christian group called Coptic 38, established in 2011 to campaign for changes to the Church's divorce laws, held a press conference at the Journalists' Syndicate Monday to call for the re-implementation of 1938 bylaws that permitted Coptic Christians to obtain a divorce under nine conditions... More

Coptic Christians call for divorce law relaxation

Others | 25 April 2012
A Coptic Christian group called Coptic 38, established in 2011 to campaign for changes to the Church's divorce laws, held a press conference at the Journalists' Syndicate Monday to call for the re-implementation of 1938 bylaws that permitted Coptic Christians to obtain a divorce under nine conditions... More

Coptic Christians call for divorce law relaxation

Others | 25 April 2012
A Coptic Christian group called Coptic 38, established in 2011 to campaign for changes to the Church's divorce laws, held a press conference at the Journalists' Syndicate Monday to call for the re-implementation of 1938 bylaws that permitted Coptic Christians to obtain a divorce under nine conditions... More

Brotherhood to join political forces in 'Saving The Revolution' Friday

Others | 25 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood announced on its official website Monday it will return to Cairo's Tahrir Square for the third Friday in a row to participate in "Saving the Revolution" million man protest on 27 April, joining many political forces, parties and coalitions... More

Mass resignations from Nour Party due to 'political failure'

Others | 25 April 2012
A number of Nour Party members resigned from the party, protesting "the party's failure to manage political issues, and not expressing the concerns of the street.".. More

Islamist MPs criticize niqab-ban for nurses

Others | 24 April 2012
Members of Parliament’s Health Committee, who belong to the Islamist Freedom and Justice and Nour parties, have denounced certain hospitals and nursing schools for banning nurses from wearing the niqab... More

Brotherhood rejects Salafi proposal to agree on one Islamist presidential candidate

Others | 24 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood group has renewed its commitment to running in the presidential election, and rejected a proposal by the Salafi-led Nour Party to agree on one Islamist candidate and support him for the presidency... More

Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh finds support among liberals and Islamists alike

Others | 24 April 2012
A politician expelled from the Muslim Brotherhood is finding support among liberals and Islamists alike in his bid for Egypt's presidency, challenging the group he helped lead with a message that spans divisions in a polarized society... More

Nour Party delegation to visit Gaza to discuss 'abducted Egyptian officers'

Others | 23 April 2012
The head of Nour Party, Emad Eddin Abdel Ghaffour, arrived at the Rafah border crossing Saturday leading a delegation of Salafi leaders on their way to the Gaza Strip, security sources in North Sinai said. Abdel Ghaffour will visit Gaza to discuss the alleged abduction of three Egyptian officers who disappeared after the breakout of Egypt's 25 January revolution. They are believed to have been kidnapped by Salafi-oriented Palestinian factions... More

Brotherhood presidential candidate Mursi will resign as party chief if he wins

Others | 23 April 2012
Muslim Brotherhood's presidential hopeful, Mohamed Mursi, said during a press conference on Saturday that he would resign as the chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) should he emerge as the winner in Egypt's elections, due to start on 23 May... More