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Special Year End 2014 Feature: Daily News Egypt visited mosques and churches to learn of the demands of Coptic Christians, Salafis, and other sects that fall outside the state-endorsed Azharite vision of Islam. The demands range from basic ones such as health and education that were once provided by religious institutions that have been shut …
The year 2014 was a difficult one in Egyptian universities, seeing 20 students killed inside Cairo, Al-Azhar, Ain Shams and Alexandria Universities
Following the ministry’s decision, 29 NGOs responded through a joint statement announcing their rejection of the law, as it “allows the administrative authority to severely interfere with the NGOs’ affairs, objecting and cancelling their decisions, and ignoring their independence”.
Over the past weeks, Daily News Egypt has interviewed Egyptians from all walks of life and is reporting their expectations and demands for the year 2015, in an effort to contribute to an open debate about the challenges the country is facing. This special issue comes at a critical time. Since the ousting of Islamist …
ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors
Endowments ministry warns imams of ‘decisive actions’ if they decide to run for office
Committee holds government accountable for the number of casualties, issues recommendations
By Mohammed Nosseir Culture matters! And when it comes to Egyptian politics, it matters enormously. In the absence of a proper political structure, where the existing structure is often altered to better serve the ruler, culture plays an essential role in mobilising Egyptians. To better understand the dynamics of Egyptian politics, one must first understand …
When the melody plays, you are obliged to sing along!
Growing confidence also rests on the structural reforms the government has already implemented – as well as on the many additional reforms still in the pipeline – to correct fundamental deficiencies in our economy.
“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says Romel B of 3adam El En7yaz group.
With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial
The Egypt State Information Service says Al-Sisi responded to Putin’s invitation and will pay a short visit to Russia Tuesday
Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the declarations made were lacking the basic rules of credibility and objectivity.
1,323 cases and 730 deaths in Central and West Africa
ANHRI calls for release of Mahienour El-Massry and all Protest Law detainees
“Their rights and freedoms were never violated or infringed upon at any time,” says International Cooperation Department
By Didier Leroy Dr Mahmoud Azab, interfaith dialogue counsellor for the Great Imam of Al-Azhar University (often considered the highest authority in Sunni Islam), passed away on 29 June in Cairo. The day before, Didier Leroy, researcher at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium (RMA) and teaching assistant at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), …
Armed US drones were flying over the city to provide protection for the advisers and other American personnel against the militants led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Thursday announced that Baghdad was buying more than a dozen of the warplanes from Russia in a deal that could be worth up to $500m
Al-Nusra and other rebel groups in Syria have been locked in fierce fighting with ISIL since January that has killed thousands of fighters.
Two private TV channels decide to ban a TV series criticising a police officer, after showing promos
The international community comes down hard on Egypt over Al Jazeera trial
Delay for court to investigate confiscated material
Israel has seized on the opportunity presented by the operation to try to rupture a reconciliation agreement between Abbas and Hama infuriating Israel.
AFP – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its commando unit …
AFP – Israel stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank on Tuesday as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day. Thousands of Israel troops engaged in the search for the youths turned their attention during the night to the northern West Bank city …
Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, but have continued to lose ground.
Ministry of Information dissolved, replaced by National Media Council, National Press and Media Association
Defence teams conclude their closing arguments