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Op-ed review: The Coptic file

Several writers commented on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community given recent controversy in the Upper Egypt governorate of Minya and possible tensions. In the privately-owned Al-Watan newspaper, Magda Al-Gindi touched upon the issue of worship places for Coptic citizens, highlighting how the government has undermined churches over the years and the challenge to make …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt to build first museum celebrating religious tolerance 

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced plans to establish Egypt’s first museum to celebrate religious tolerance, to be located in the New Administrative Capital.  According to Anany, the museum will include pieces from the ancient Egyptian period, as well as the Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish civilizations, all while highlighting Islam’s teachings of tolerance and Egypt’s …

Daily News Egypt

Coptic tombstone dates to Coptic era discovered in Luxor

The Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering a Coptic tombstone on Sunday at the eastern side of the Avenue of Sphinxes beneath Al-Mathan bridge in Luxor. The discovery saw the light through an excavation work on the hands of an Egyptian archaeological mission. The announcement was declared by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary-General of the Supreme …

Daily News Egypt

Cairo: mission impossible?

Opinion writers, more so than their hard news brethren, have a running conversation with the reader. Ideally, that monologue is, paradoxically, a dialogue in the writer’s mind, with the goal being to clarify a muddy picture for the reader. Objectivity, is not a goal per se for anyone. So you look, you feel, you analyse, …

Amr Khalifa