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“We’re suffocating, but would we risk our country?”

   Amid calls for nationwide protests on 11/11, Watani asks people on the street: Will you go down?  No question, Egyptians are feeling the brunt of the economic crisis the country has been suffering from since the Arab Spring uprising in January…

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The hidden report

The unsung heroes who bore the brunt of the vicious Islamist revenge against Egyptians once the Muslim Brothers (MB) were overthrown in July 2013 were, indisputably, the Copts. The MB had risen to power in the wake of the Arab…

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Is NCHR up to the mark?

  The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has issued its 10th annual report, covering the period from 30 June 2013 to the end of December 2014, in which it stresses the necessity of issuing laws for the building and restoration…

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Taking a stand on forced displacement

 Recent events in the village of Kafr Darwish in al-Fashn, Beni Sweif some 100km south of Cairo, have raised the concerns of rights and Coptic groups, generating a general sense of severe anxiety. The expulsion of Coptic families through a…

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Franciscan School rebuilt by army

 The Franciscan School in Beni Sweif, 100km south of Cairo, which was looted and burned by the Islamist Muslim Brothers (MB) in 2013, has reopened after rebuilding and furnishing by the Egyptian Armed Forces. On 14 August 2013, the MB and…

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Church renovated by Armed Forces consecrated

 The church of the Holy Family in Mallawi, Minya, Upper Egypt has been consecrated after a full renovation process conducted by the Egyptian Armed Forces. A community centre attached to the church was also opened after having been rebuilt by…

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Diyabiya Copts obliged to worship in church courtyard

The congregation of al-Malaak Mikhail and Anba Antonius (St Michael and St Anthony) church in Diyabiya, Wasta, in Beni Sweif 100km south of Cairo, was reduced to worshipping in the church courtyard since the dilapidated church building has become life…

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Is it all out war?

Egypt is threatened by Islamists on all fronts, internally and externallyIt does not take much for even a casual observer to see that the Middle East is today embroiled in conflict and bloodshed. Worse, there appears to be no end…

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