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Following sectarian clashes in Giza, demonstrators protest 'forced migration of Copts'

Others | 3 August 2012
Hundreds of demonstrators on Wednesday evening converged on Egypt's PresidentialPalacein Cairo's Heliopolis district to protest sectarian clashes that took placein the town of Dahshur, Giza, south of the capital, earlier the same day. .. More

Copts protest Dahshur clashes in front of presidential palace

Others | 3 August 2012
Dozens of Coptic activists and Coptic residents of Dahshur village demonstrated in front of the presidential palace in Cairo Wednesday, calling on the government to halt sectarian strife. .. More

Nour Party boycotts new government

Others | 3 August 2012
The Salafi-oriented Nour Party said it had rejected an appointment in President Mohamed Morsy's new government. .. More

Egyptian Activists to Protest Killing of Myanmar Muslims

Others | 3 August 2012
Jama’a al-Islamiya’s Construction and Development Party is issuing a call to protest outside the Myanmar Embassy in Zamalek Friday to highlight the plight of minority Muslims in that country... More

Court Orders Detention of Coptic Man Accused of Defaming Islam

Others | 3 August 2012
A court in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag on Wednesday has renewed for 15 days the detention of a Coptic man accused of defaming Islam and insulting the Prophet Mohamed... More

The Virgin, the Copts and Us: Film shatters stereotypes with ingenuity

Others | 2 August 2012
Following its award-winning spree at the Third Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the 2012 Berlinale and the 15th Ismailia International Film Festival, Namir Abdel Messeeh took his debut feature documentary “The Virgin, the Copts and Me” on a round of public screenings in Egypt in July... More

Egypt’s charity banquets reshaped by Islamists’ rise

Others | 2 August 2012
Leaving his family behind in the southern Egyptian city of Minya, Khalifa Ahmad used to have his iftar in the month of Ramadan .. More

16 wounded in sectarian clashes outside Cairo

Others | 2 August 2012
Angry Muslims attacked a church and Christian homes outside Cairo on Wednesday, sparking clashes that wounded 16 people.. More

Clinton: Since Mubarak “sectarian violence has increased”

Others | 2 August 2012
Arrests in Cairo of several people identified as being from religious minorities and the attempted passage of a blasphemy law in the constitution have prompted a rise in concern from the United States .. More

Copts Ask for Own Article in New Egyptian Constitution

Others | 2 August 2012
As the constituent assembly writes Egypt's new constitution, a leader from the Salafi (ultraconservative) Nour Party insists that there is no need to include an article to grant non-Muslims the right to resort to their own religious rituals in their personal affairs... More

Sawiris: Dealings with Palestinian officials ended years ago

Others | 1 August 2012
Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris has denied any financial dealings with Mohamed Rashid, adviser to the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. .. More

Young man burnt in Muslim-Christian clashes dies

Others | 1 August 2012
Moaz Mohamed, who suffered serious burns from a Molotov cocktail thrown during clashes between Muslims and Copts in Dahshur, Giza, passed away on Tuesday at the Helmia military hospital in Cairo. .. More

The Virgin, the Copts and Us: Film shatters stereotypes with ingenuity

Others | 1 August 2012
Following its award-winning spree at the Third Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the 2012 Berlinale and the 15th Ismailia International Film Festival, Namir Abdel Messeeh took his debut feature documentary “The Virgin, the Copts and Me” on a round of public screenings in Egypt in July. .. More

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