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Brotherhood urges reassessment of Camp David, denounces calls for violence

Others | 10 August 2012
Ikhwanonline, the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood, released a press statement Wednesday regarding Sunday's Sinai attack, calling for a reassessment of the Camp David treaty. .. More

Christian Vulnerability Grows in Egypt

Others | 10 August 2012
As poverty and insecurity escalate, the plight of Christians can only deteriorate... More

Egypt: Government’s Make-Up Shows Balance of Power

Others | 10 August 2012
Egypt’s first freely elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, has appointed his first cabinet, and guess what? It is crammed with officials from the old regime... More

US - Egypt Relations Beyond Bachmann's Attacks

Others | 10 August 2012
Recently, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aid Huma Abedin, as well as fellow Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the US Congress, of having ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and attempting to “infiltrate” the White House to push the Islamic group’s agenda.. More

Islamic Extremism Finds a Foothold in Sinai

Others | 10 August 2012
After decades of neglect and with the collapse of government authority in the past 18 months, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has become fertile ground for Islamic extremists... More

Muslims Petition Egypt not to Include Shariah

Others | 9 August 2012
Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to exclude any mentions of Islamic law or language that discriminates against minorities in its draft constitution... More

Saudis to Muslim Brotherhood: Drop Dead

Others | 9 August 2012
"Down with the rule of the Supreme Guide of the Brotherhood" and "The Brotherhood are agents and betrayers".. More

Egyptian Christians Face Worst Violence Since Revolution

Others | 9 August 2012
Against the backdrop of general political turmoil, what started out as a mundane customer service blunder has escalated into a full-blown conflict between Egypt’s Muslims and its Christian minority. .. More

Evicted Coptic Christians Return to Dahshur

Others | 9 August 2012
Security forces, together with the family elders of the village of Dahshur, helped the 16 Coptic families who were forced to leave the village return to their homes... More

Update: Activists call to Protect Morsy Following Security Reshuffle

Others | 9 August 2012
Political activists and Muslim Brotherhood youth called for protesters to protect the presidential palace.. More

Sectarian clashes in Dahshur add a new chapter to an ongoing crisis

Others | 8 August 2012
After five days of sectarian violence, 12 armored vehicles besiege a street no wider than 300 meters and no longer than 600 meters. Mar Girgis Church — the only church in the village of Dahshur, Giza — stands on that street. .. More

Heightened security at Brotherhood headquarters after shooting

Others | 8 August 2012
Security has been tightened around the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo after a shooting that took place there on Sunday evening, said Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin. .. More

Egypt Must Tackle its Sectarian Problems Head On

Others | 8 August 2012
Egypt has a chronic sectarian problem, and the main obstacle to addressing it is official and popular denial that it has one... More

Clashes leave Dahshur with no Christians, angry Muslims, and an impotent police

Others | 7 August 2012
Dahshour, a once quiet village in Giza, is now a busy, tense and angry place bustling with police and security personnel. Central Security and National Security forces are deployed at the entrances to the village and in front of the church there, while also guarding the already trashed and looted houses of Copts who fled their homes Wednesday when a fight that erupted between a Christian and a Muslim led to wider clashes and the death of one Muslim and the injury of a dozen people. .. More

Dozens of Copts protest Dahshour evictions

Others | 7 August 2012
On Sunday evening, dozens of Copts protested in front of the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis, Cairo, against the forced migration of Christians in Dahshur, Giza. .. More

Nine arrested for involvement in Dahshur incidents

Others | 7 August 2012
Security services in Giza arrested nine persons accused of burning and stealing from Coptic residents’ homes in Dahshur, in the aftermath of a fight between a Muslim man and Coptic man which led to killing of one person, the burning of houses and the displacement of some Coptic families. .. More

Muslim Brotherhood recognizes Libyan counterpart

Others | 7 August 2012
Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said that recognizing the Libyan Brotherhood has been an occasion long awaited by the group, especially since they were separated by former Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. .. More

Egypt accepts World Bank loan criticized by Salafis

Others | 7 August 2012
The World Bank has agreed to give Egypt a loan of US$200 million to fund the upgrade of sanitation and sewage infrastructure in four governorates in the Nile Delta and Upper Egypt, an official said on Wednesday. .. More

Nour Party to form national alliance to monitor Cabinet’s performance

Others | 6 August 2012
The Nour Party is forming a political alliance to monitor the performance of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s new Cabinet, according to party members. .. More

Abu Ismail to announce new political party by the end of Ramadan

Others | 6 August 2012
A spokesperson for the disqualified presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail said Saturday that the conservative preacher plans to launch a political party in the coming weeks. .. More

Rights groups seek peace after sectarian clashes in Egyptian village

Others | 6 August 2012
A delegation of a number of activists and Coptic Christian representatives are set to visit the town of Dahshur, Egypt on Sunday following sectarian clashes that took place last week... More