Egypt’s newly-appointed cabinet on Thursday approved a law aimed at regulating the country’s upcoming presidential polls. The controversial 59-article piece of legislation has to be ratified by interim President Adly Mansour before it goes into effect and sets preparations for presidential polls into motion. Mansour may send the draft back for further amendments if he chooses.
Qatar will not bow to demands from three Gulf states to alter its foreign policy, sources close to its government said, suggesting Doha is unlikely to abandon support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian Islamists.
A group of Christian youth activists that came together in the tumultuous aftermath of the Egyptian revolution, is looking to the future and hoping to build on the gains wrought in Tahrir Square by mobilizing young people to better advocate for themselves.
“One of the main things is that people started to speak,” said Mina Elkess, a 28-year-old ophthalmologist and one of the group’s leaders.
Egypt's first official inquiry into last summer's deadly crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president blamed security forces Wednesday for disproportionate use of gunfire to break up protests, yet it accused gunmen inside the protest of shooting at police, escalating violence that killed hundreds of civilians.
Dear Senators Coburn and Lee,
It has come to our attention that you have placed a hold on S. 653, a bill to establish a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. As the representatives of two of the largest Christian denominations in the country, we write today to urge you to work with us in addressing the growing crisis of religious minorities in this region.
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