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Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  By Mohamed Abel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Three million people visited Tanta, capital of the Gharbia governorate, to participate in celebrations of the Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy, a carnival that celebrates the birthday of a read the rest…

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Dar Al-Ifta condemns American satirist’s comments on Islam

  /  October 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Bill Maher and co-host Sam Harris referred to Islam as “the mother lode of bad ideas” which lacks “liberal principals”

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An inconvenient war

  /  September 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ahmed El-Ashram I look around and I see an unprecedented level of despair in the eyes of many friends; an overt level of frustration of how their lives have unluckily coincided with the mishappenings read the rest…

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Criminal acts distort the image of Islam: Grand Mufti’s consultant

  /  September 9, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Ibrahim Nigm criticises foreign media rhetoric on religion

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Egyptian government serves political Islam: EIPR

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Official Islamic scholars aim to face extremist thought, but state uses authoritarian grip against those defying religious discourse, says human rights organisation

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The MB, AQ, ISIS and Al-Azhar’s crisis

  /  August 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Mohamed Selim The unfortunate daily events that are unfolding in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Libya, are prompting the question: when will the entire region fall into the hands of radical Islamists? The read the rest…

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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The Neo-Jihadist phenomenon: Contesting old depictions

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial

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High-profile Jihadist trial postponed

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The defendant, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a high-ranking leader of militant group Al-Salafeya Al-Jihadeya is charged with “endangering national security”

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Economic success can be achieved in 2 years, with ‘sacrifice’ by Egyptian people: Al-Sisi

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

On the first anniversary of the 30 June uprising, the newly appointed president discusses state of economy, pledges to “correct religious discourse”

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Convicted journalist appealing prison sentence: Lawyer

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Journalist is charged with inciting sectarian strife and reporting false news

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  48 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Bomb attacks on Kurd party kill 17 in latest Iraq unrest

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  47 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.

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Suicide bomber kills three at Libya ex-general base

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Ex-general Khalifa Haftar was in the base at the time but escaped unharmed.

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Nine dead in Iraq attacks as unrest spikes

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.

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One arrested after Nigeria football pitch bombing: Military

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP – Nigeria’s military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a football match that killed at least 40 people. “A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion read the rest…

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British PM appalled by ‘barbaric’ Sudanese death sentence

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  34 Comments

The Christian Sudanese woman, who was sentenced to hang, was incarcerated with her 20-month-old toddler according to rights activists, and gave birth this week to another baby in jail.

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Iraq attacks kill 20 as security forces cast ballots

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  4 Comments

The bombings in Baghdad and north and west Iraq raise serious concerns about the ability of the country’s security forces to protect voters during Wednesday’s general election,

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Morsi supporters in Egypt get up to 88 years for rioting

  /  April 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

AFP – An Egyptian court sentenced 13 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Saturday to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting, a judicial source said. They were accused of “rioting, read the rest…

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Hezbollah shifts tactics, narrative for Syria fight

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army

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ISIL jihadists open new front in Baghdad push

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  37 Comments

Group inspired by Al-Qaeda

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Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Syrian army said the air strikes killed one soldier and wounded seven, cautioning that the assault endangered “the security and stability of the region”.

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Islam and politics can’t go together

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Moha Ennaji The last three or so decades have seen a spectacular rise of what came to be called “political Islam”: a complex but real category in political and social sciences. Whether espoused or read the rest…

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Six members of security forces killed in Iraq

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Sunday’s violence mostly targeting security forces in Sunni-majority areas killed six people, security and medical officials said.

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Hezbollah vows response to ‘Israeli air strike’

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The Shi’a movement’s statement was the group’s first admission it had been targeted in the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.

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Fahmy meets with Grand Mufti

  /  February 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The duo discuss spreading moderate Islam, battling extremism

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Ibrahim Eissa found not guilty of contempt of religion

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The trial dates back to remarks the television presenter made in criticism of former president Mohamed Morsi

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Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday

  /  January 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  4 Comments

Muslims celebrate the birth of Muhammad

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Abu Islam’s prison verdict reduced

  /  December 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Islamic preacher had appealed a verdict sentencing him to 11 years in jail

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How Egyptians are trapped in polarity & prejudice

  /  December 16, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Mohammed Nosseir “I accuse you of high treason!” is a phrase frequently used by Egyptians in the course of political discourse. Most of the people who use the phrase don’t really think of its read the rest…

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