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Egypt to Form Independent Committee to Investigate High School Student’s Claims
By Ahram Online

Student Mariam Malak says her failure to get any marks in her exams is suspicious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the US Can Stop ISIS Without Setting Foot in Syria
By Tony Cartalucci

Increasingly difficult to cover-up or spin, it is becoming apparent even in Western media coverage that the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) is not sustaining its fighting capacity from within Iraq or Syria, but rather through supply lines that lead to and from adjacent nations. These nations include Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and most obviously, NATO-member Turkey.

 

 

Is Congress Set to Disband Watchdog Monitoring Religious Freedom?
By John Burger - Aleteia

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom will shut down in only a few weeks unless its mandate is extended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet America’s Newest Friends: ‘Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS,’ Says Petraeus
By The Daily Beast

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

 

To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.

 

The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salafist Party Leader: Elections ‘Religiously Forbidden’
By Al-Bawaba

Head of Egypt’s Salafist Call, Yasser Burhamy claimed that elections are religiously forbidden as they are a waste of time, according to a leaked audio recording released Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 


Thousands of Egyptian Christians Mourn the Death of Pope Shenouda III

An estimated 100,000 Coptic Christians in Egypt have queued to pay respects to their spiritual leader, Pope Shenouda III who has died aged 88.

Thousands of mourners filed past their spiritual leader's dead body as it sat in the papal chair during a vigil inside Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral on Sunday.

Pope Shenouda's body was placed in a coffin before being seated on the ceremonial throne dressed in an embroidered robe and golden mitre.

The pope died on Saturday after suffering from cancer and had lead Egypt's Church for forty years.

The religious head sought to soothe sectarian tension during his tenure at the top of Egypt's Orthodox Church, but saw increasing flare-ups in the majority Muslim nation in the final months of his life.

Around 10 per cent of Egypt's population are Coptic Christians, making them the Middle East's largest Christian minority with 80 million followers.

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The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/9151484/Thousands-of-Egyptian-Christians-mourn-the-death-of-Pope-Shenouda-III.html

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