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Egypt buries Palm Sunday martyrs, declares mourning and emergency

The Coptic Orthodox Church has issued a statement regarding the twosuicide bombings that took place on 9 April during Palm Sunday Mass atthe church of Mar-Girgis (St George) in Tanta, and outside St Mark’scathedral in Alexandria after Mass concluded. Pope…

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Coptic woman stripped and beaten: Case dismissed

      Copts and liberal Egyptians were in for a disappointment on Saturday 14 January when Minya prosecution dismissed the case of the stripping and beating of the 70-year-old woman Suad Thabet from the village of al-Karm in Minya, 250km south of…

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Qatar Copts send SOS to President

Egyptian Christians of Assiut residing in Qatar appealed to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to step in and demand that the security authorities in Assiut should work for the security of their families home. They were referring to the Copts of the…

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A parliament for the marginalised

If a healthy person can’t help me, how can I expect one with a disability to be able to do so? If a man, with all the prerogatives a male-oriented society grants him, cannot support me; how can I expect…

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Mr President, take over

With a new president sworn in, Egyptians demand security first and foremost “They told us the revolution [the January 2011 Arab Spring revolution in Egypt] would rid us of those who corrupted and robbed our country and would give us…

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Mr President, take over

With a new president sworn in, Egyptians demand security first and foremost “They told us the revolution [the January 2011 Arab Spring revolution in Egypt] would rid us of those who corrupted and robbed our country and would give us…

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Your new president, Egypt

“It’s a festive atmosphere here in central Cairo, more of a party than a poll,” the BBC’s Shaimaa’ Khalil reported. “Egyptian flags and posters of Sisi are the accessories of the day.”  It was not only central Cairo that was…

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President Mansour visits Pope for Christmas

The interim President Adly Mansour today paid a visit to Pope Tawadros II at the papal premises at St Mark’s Cathedral in Abassiya, Cairo, to offer his good wishes to the Pope and the Coptic congregation for Christmas. Copts celebrate…

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What will the President do?

The recent ruling by the Cairo Court of Appeals nullifying last November’s presidential decree which dismissed the then prosecutor-general and appointed a new, handpicked one in his place has sparked heated controversy that is steadily gaining in intensity. The ruling…

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Reinstating the prosecutor-general dismissed by the President

The Cairo Court of Appeals’ last Wednesday ruled that the law 386 0f 2012 according to which Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah was appointed Egypt’s prosecutor- general last November was null and void, and cancelled all its implications. The ruling, which implied…

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