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Human Rights Watch's 2016 country report on Egypt states that "the Egyptian Coordination for rights and Freedoms, an independent group, documented 47 deaths in custody between January and June", and said in an October report that "209 detainees had ...
smugglers in different Egyptian ports kept putting refugees on the boat that sank only a few kilometers off the coast because there were too many passengers on it.

Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina continued his recent string of controversial statements, this time calling for all women to undergo mandatory 'virginity tests' to ensure their virginity prior to being admitted to universities in Egypt.
Today marks International Blasphemy Day - designed to encourage people to speak out against repressive laws that forbid the criticism of religion. Around a ... An annual report on religious freedom released by the US State Department in August said ...
A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Saudi-backed ultra-conservatism potentially opens not only a theological but also a geopolitical rift in the Muslim world.

This is because Egypt is protected by the Constitution, especially the second article, which states that Islam is the religion of the state, Arabic is its official language and the principles of Islamic Sharia are the principles of legislation in Egypt ...
The photo opportunity and lavish praise for Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York this week, alongside leaders of the Coptic Church, highlight an awkward truth prevalent across the Middle East.
And since at least the eighth century CE, Karaite Jews across the world have kept to an interpretation of Judaism in which the Bible is taken as the ultimate authority on religious practice. Long centered in Egypt, Turkey, and ... Comprising mostly ...
Earlier this month, the Egyptian state froze the financial assets of both individuals and organizations engaged in human rights advocacy, including the Cairo Institute for Human rights Studies, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, the Egyptian Center for the ...
I think about the Bible's account of a teenager named Joseph who received special dreams from God that others would bow down to him.
A massive brawl between Muslims and Christians erupted on the streets of Egypt, leading to the arrest of dozens of men. UK Express reported that the violence began over an argument that two men had over a donkey cart.
The Eid celebrations in Egypt have turned chaotic after riots broke out between Muslims and Christians who set business establishments on fire, smashed cars, and hurled stones at each other.
It calls for "[d]rafting a civil Constitution which expressly stipulates no state interference in religious institutions or vice versa, and no military intervention in the political process.
The fight broke out during a discussion of the headscarf, which Sydney imam Mostafa Rashid sees as a cultural tradition rather than a religious duty. Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh disagreed strongly with Rashid's position - as the pair descended into ...
Egyptian society continues to be greatly swayed by customs and traditions more so than religious views - which appears to be progress.
After starting a hunger strike, his health condition deteriorated and he was moved to Qasr Al-Ainy hospital. His wife, Manar Tantawi, thanked the WCC for its concern about her husband, but criticised the official religious institutions in Egypt ...

"The Prophet Isaiah at the Walls of Jerusalem" from three volumes of an antiphonary made for the Franciscan community of Bethlehem Venice, ca.
Hattar was shot outside the court where he was set to attend a session for his trial on charges of "contempt of religion" over his sharing on social media of a caricature deemed as insulting Islam. The gunman, a 39-year-old working as a mosque preacher ...
In particular, PBS anchor Charlie Rose accused the Egyptian state of using the narrative of 'national security concerns' to enforce a crackdown on anyone opposing it.
The case was filed in June by a number of Egyptian human rights groups against the interior ministry's decision to implement a social media surveillance programme to track "security threats" including terrorism, explosives manufacturing and ...
Some Muslim countries claim freedom of religion in their state Constitution, but such a claim may not be backed up in actual practice.
It's a departure from the rules of democracy as well as dragging religion into politics," the Christians said in the online statement.
An Indian spiritual singing group will perform at the ninth edition of an international festival for religious chanting and Sufi music in Egypt. Troupes from several countries are performing in the week- long festival 'Samaa', being held here from ...
Egypt's grand mufti Dr. Shawqi Allam has been discouraged from visiting South Africa where a large number of Muslims are bitter about his role in supporting the death sentence of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi. Mufti Allam has faced ...
We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it. We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks ...
Youssef began his talk with the story of Egypt, littered with jokes about religion, gender and other sensitive matters.
Annie is taking up temporary residence at the Northwest Museum of arts and culture, where she and her sarcophagus are the highlights of "Lost Egypt: Ancient Stories, Modern science." The exhibit features ancient Egyptian funerary objects, animal ...
The second wave of expansion started in Egypt - where cats had religious significance and were often mummified - and spread by sea to Eurasia and Africa.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian state froze the financial assets of both individuals and organizations engaged in human rights advocacy, including the Cairo Institute for Human rights Studies, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, the Egyptian Center for the ...
Cairo, Egypt - Egypt's Coptic Christian Church is facing criticism over its role in organizing rallies in support of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during his visit to New York for the U.N.
Egyptian Premier League fixtures (2nd matchday) ... We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it. We welcome criticism of our reports and ...
The brotherhood has been on the defensive in the last three years since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in Egypt. Other Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, have banned the party or deemed it ...
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has lifted a ban on even trace amounts of fungus in its wheat imports, after sellers enraged by Cairo's demands boycotted tenders, threatening the supply of the world's largest importer of the grain.
In that study, Gmirkin presented evidence that the Books of Moses were written by Jewish scholars around 270 BC at the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt using various Greek sources found there. His new book identifies Plato's writings as the most ...
Mansour Mandour, the top imam at the Ministry of religious Endowments, told Daily News Egypt that while he does not agree with the unified, written sermons, he does understand the court's reasoning for approving the decision in the hopes of regulating ...
He takes it for granted that the only religious experience that matters is divine revelation, when God talks directly to human beings: none of that ritual mumbo-jumbo that bothers the anthropologists.
Blame is now apportioned not due to actions done, but names shared.
It's a departure from the rules of democracy as well as dragging religion into politics," the statement said. "We urge Egyptian churches to stay clear of politics and restrict themselves to their spiritual and religious tasks." El-Sissi traveled to New ...
While Christian persecution in Egypt is certainly not a new phenomenon, problems for the religious minority reportedly ramped up after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted and Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi was elected in 2012.
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take these Skittles, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the red ones, to destroy them." Then Joseph got ...
... be experienced across the country at night. The temperature is expected to reach between 33 and 37 degrees Celsius in Cairo and the Nile Delta, while Sinai will see between 31and 38 degrees.
Trump promised to expand the use of "profiling," an illegal tactic in which authorities target certain individuals for suspicion based on their race, ethnicity, religion or nationality. Though he tried to distance himself from illegal profiling, his ...
"Workshops to revive ancient Egyptian handicrafts are being organised in the museum," Salah pointed out, adding that these would teach ancient tapestry weaving in order to help local people gain skills that could lead to sustainable employment.
Though the decision to ban the burkini contradicts with France's secular principles, at least the majority of the French public who do reject the burkini claim that their reasoning is due to religious clothing being against secularism. .... Dalia Abdel ...
A number of Coptic activists called on the Coptic Orthodox Church to steer clear of politics and focus on its spiritual role instead, in a statement issued on ...
"We're not going to go after an entire religion and give ISIS exactly what it is wanting in order for it to enhance its position," Clinton said of Trump's call to ban immigration from unspecified Islamic nations.
You forget that we all start out as unfiltered individuals when it comes to religion. ... Even the basic concept of the Golden Rule ("love thy neighbor as thyself") claimed by certain religions, grew out of our life experience going back to ancient ...
For more than two years, Sabah, an Egyptian woman in her 40s, has been trying to obtain proof of her ex-husband's monthly income so the Family Court in Giza governorate will require him to provide her a monthly payment that ensures a decent standard of ...
Nemat ldquo;Minoucherdquo; Shafik has been all over social media in Egypt for the past week following news of her appointment as director of the.


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