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Brotherhood's El-Beltagy to discuss draft constitution with political forces

Others | 31 July 2012
Mohamed El-Beltagi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure and member of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution, stated on Sunday that assembly members would discuss proposed constitutional articles with different political forces on Friday, following a nationwide tour aimed at hearing proposals for constitutional amendments. .. More

President pardons Islamist prisoners

Others | 31 July 2012
President Mohamed Morsy has pardoned several Islamists who had been serving life sentences that were issued by military or Supreme State Security courts during the Mubarak regime, said Islamist and security sources on Monday. .. More

Brotherhood Lawyers attempt to salvage Constituent Assembly in courts Monday

Others | 31 July 2012
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) is expected to rule on Monday on the petition made by the Muslim Brotherhood lawyers to recuse the judges that will rule on the constitutionality of the country's second Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution. .. More

Brotherhood denounces 'smear campaigns'

Others | 31 July 2012
Some people are trying to tarnish the Muslim Brotherhood’s image spreading lies and launching smear campaigns, said Tareq Shalaby, spokesperson for the group’s supreme guide. .. More

Hamas says Egypt to extend hours for crossing border

Others | 30 July 2012
Egypt has agreed to keep the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip open for a full 12 hours every day, a Hamas leader said on Saturday, signalling a further shift in Cairo's stance since the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state in Egypt... More

Choice of Salafist as Egypt's religious endowments minister provokes criticism

Others | 30 July 2012
A number of religious and political figures expressed their discontent with the appointment of Mohamed Yosri Ibrahim, a member of the conservative Salafist Call organisation, as minister of religious endowments – Awqaf – in the new cabinet.. More

Locals in Cairo neighborhood accuse four people of proselytizing Shia

Others | 30 July 2012
Bulaq al-Dakrour prosecution has started investigating about 40 claims filed against four people for proselytizing the Shia faith in Nahya, Giza. .. More

Copts demonstrate against Constituent Assembly

Others | 30 July 2012
Abasseya’s St. Mark’s Cathedral was the site of a demonstration on Friday against what the protesters see as the Islamisation of Egypt’s new constitution. .. More

Egypt’s Islamists Tread Lightly, but Skeptics Squirm

Others | 30 July 2012
During Egypt’s presidential campaign, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, made no apologies for the group’s slogan: “Islam is the solution.” Enlarge This Image.. More

Coptic group calls for protest against proposed constitutional changes

Others | 27 July 2012
Amid ongoing negotiations over Egypt's new constitution, Maspero Copts United – a Coptic-Christian revolutionary movement – announced its rejection of recent proposals to make Islamic Law "the sole source" of Egyptian legislation. .. More

Egyptian coptic thinker mulls over assistant presidential post

Others | 27 July 2012
Coptic thinker and writer Samir Morcos confirmed to Al-Ahram Arabic language website late Wednesday that he had received an offer from President Mohamed Morsi to join the presidential team as an assistant, making him the first Christian to be offered a job in Morsi's administration. Morcos, who is part of the "Third Current" coalition of liberal and leftist forces campaigning for an alternative to an Islamist or military state, would be part of the democratic affairs team in the new government, if he accepts. .. More

Salafi Party demands alcohol embargo at Egypt's diplomatic missions

Others | 26 July 2012
The Asala Party has requested Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr instruct Egypt's diplomatic missions abroad to not offer alcoholic beverages during official events. .. More

Morsy to meet Haniyeh on Thursday

Others | 26 July 2012
President Mohamed Morsy will meet Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Gaza Strip, on Thursday, said presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali on Wednesday. .. More

Salafi-Brotherhood dispute over Article 2 of constitution escalates

Others | 26 July 2012
Disagreements between the Salafi-oriented Nour Party and the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party have escalated over the text of the second article of Egypt's anticipated constitution. .. More

Al-Azhar calls for support to Myanmar Muslims

Others | 25 July 2012
Al-Azhar called Tuesday on the international community to intervene to stop ethnic cleansing targeting Muslims in Myanmar. .. More

Ten Egyptian ministries reserved for FJP: Brotherhood official

Others | 25 July 2012
Medhat El-Hadad, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's administrative office in Alexandria, revealed to Al-Ahram Al-Massai newspaper on Tuesday that ten ministerial posts in the new cabinet have been designated for members of the Freedom and Justice Party. .. More

Nasserists slam Brotherhood for ignoring 1952 revolution celeberations

Others | 24 July 2012
Political figures and Nasserist forces gathered at the tomb of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser on Monday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 23 July revolution. .. More

Q&A with Febe Armanios: On the history of Coptic leadership

Others | 24 July 2012
It is hard for Egyptians to imagine a Coptic Church and papacy without the late Shenouda III, both because his 40-year leadership was the only one they had ever known, and because of the far-reaching changes he made in the church’s relationship with the Coptic flock. .. More

Egypt's activists to commemorate birthday of slain Maspero activist

Others | 23 July 2012
A ceremony to mark the 21st birthday of Mina Daniel, an activist for Coptic Christian rights who was killed alongside 26 other peaceful protesters at Maspero in October 2011, will take place on Monday in Tahrir Square. .. More

Freedom and Justice Party announces campaign to support '100-day plan'

Others | 23 July 2012
The Freedom and Justice Party has announced a new campaign, “Save the President’s Program,” in support of President Mohamed Morsy’s 100-day plan, which aims to solve problems such as traffic, cleanliness and power and water shortages. .. More

Brotherhood denies interfering in cabinet appointments

Others | 23 July 2012
Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy supreme guide, on Sunday denied the group was interfering in the formation of President Mohamed Morsi's new cabinet. .. More