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Egyptian court bans Hamas’ armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

(Reuters) – An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim…

Historic FGM prosecution

Egypt court jails doctor in ‘historic’ FGM prosecution An Egyptian court sentenced a doctor to prison Monday for the female genital mutilation (FGM) of a 13-year-old girl, resulting in her…

Egypt’s Sisi urges new Muslim religious discourse to fight ‘terrorism’

AFP / THE JORDAN TIMES ABU DHABI — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Monday said the fight against “terrorism” needs a new Muslim religious discourse in addition to…

Arabs against extremism

Arabs against extremism Arab intellectuals gathered at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina to discuss strategies to combat extremist thought. Ameera Fouad attended During the March 2014 Arab Summit held in Kuwait, then…

Unprecedented Christmas visit

Unprecedented Christmas visit photo: Nader Osama PRESIDENT Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi in an unparalleled precedent for an Egyptian leader attended the Christmas celebration at the Abbassiya Cathedral, Cairo, Tuesday midnight mass. Al-Sisi’s…

Copts held in Libya by people smugglers freed

Coptic Christian men whose relatives were abducted in Libya leave the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday. (AP) Agence France Presse Published — Tuesday 6 January 2015 Last update…

Egypt: Weird fatwas of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis

India Today Online  New Delhi, November 28, 2013 | UPDATED 14:00 IST    “When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when “the water touches the woman’s private parts,…

Rober Fisk: Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists: The ‘gates of hope’ may have opened, but the media is still shut out of Egypt An Arab military autocrat has locked up three innocent reporters for more than a year – and got away with it

Yes, but. That’s the only way to react to the news from Cairo. Yes, it’s good news there’s to be a retrial of the three Al Jazeera journos fraudulently banged…

Egyptian writer to face trial for defaming Islam

Egyptian prosecutors have referred a writer to a criminal trial on charges of showing contempt for Islam in a tweet allegedly criticizing ritual slaughtering, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online Saturday.…

Lebanese Muslims, Christians unite behind Al-Azhar message of tolerance

By Nohad Topalian in Beirut Work is under way in Lebanon to fight sectarianism and extremism on the heels of the international counterterrorism conference in Cairo, Christian and Muslim clerics…

Egypt is sad, but also hard to read

Summary by Rami G. Khouri It is tempting to make definitive judgments about the meaning of the extraordinary stages of Egyptian political life since then, but also reckless. The economy,…

GRAFFITI: Redesigning the Swiss embassy walls in Cairo

Through his work Khalid tries to show that the idea is more important than anything else. For him it is the individual’s ideas that make him different from his peers…

Al Azhar urges Mideast Christians not to flee jihadists

Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned by Egypt to ‘teach Qatar a lesson’ for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

ROBERT FISK Thursday 04 December 2014 Mohamed Fahmy is an angry man. And so he should be. He says that he and his two colleagues from the Qatari-based al-Jazeera channel…

Head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar condemns ISIS ‘barbarity’

Agence France Presse CAIRO: The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centers of Sunni learning, Wednesday condemned “barbaric crimes” committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Militants are…

Egyptian president says his regime is ready to protect Israel

MEM — Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi told an Italian newspaper that his country is ready to send troops to Palestine in order to guarantee Israel’s security and work jointly against…

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Summary Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries’…

Egypt follows U.S. and Israeli strategies

Rami G. Khouri| The Daily Star One of the most troubling aspects of the phenomenon of militant Salafist-takfiri groups like ISIS is the appearance of smaller groups across the Arab…

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