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‘Freedom, I’m back to life’: Canadian returns home after 15 years imprisoned in Egypt on spying charges

By CBC – Joseph Attar spent 15 years behind bars but maintains he was innocent Staring out the window of a Toronto hotel room on a frigid January morning, Joseph Attar is overcome with [...]

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Egyptian parliament to debate new law on personal status of Christians

By Vatican News – A long-awaited law on the personal legal status of Christians in Egypt is expected to be approved soon by the Egyptian Parliament. According to a member of the [...]

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Intriguing Statements at The World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh

By POMED – The World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh came to a close on Thursday, but not before President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other Egyptian leaders had made a number of intriguing [...]

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No longer any “ban” on Copts to visit Jerusalem

By Agenzia Fides – The Coptic Christians of Egypt who go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem do not contravene any provision of the ecclesiastical authority. The prescriptions laid down in the past by the [...]

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US officials welcome the release of Ramy Kamel, Ramy Shaath

By PMED – In a press briefing, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price welcomed the releases of activists Ramy Kamel and Ramy Shaath from pre-trial detention in Egypt and added that “we [...]

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Sisi describes human rights criticism of Egypt as ‘very harsh’

“I felt that the speech was very harsh, but believe me it’s not the real [situation] in Egypt at all, and therefore this is a form of abuse with intent, or unintentionally, for the Egyptian [...]

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Egyptian rights group suspends operations after ‘hostile’ targeting of staff

By Al-Monitor – One of the few remaining human rights groups in Egypt announced on Monday that it was suspending operations.  In a statement on Monday, the Arabic Network for Human [...]

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Italian judge calls on govt to intervene to push Regeni case forward

By MadaMasr – An Italian judge asked the Italian government on Monday to intervene to move forward with the trial of four Egyptian security officers accused of the 2016 kidnap and murder of [...]

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“Man Arrested for Acting in United States as Agent of Egyptian Government”

By US Department of Justice – A New York man was arrested today on criminal charges related to his alleged acting and conspiring to act as a foreign agent in the United States. According to [...]

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Egyptian Parliament debates Quran’s place in curriculum

By Al-Monitor – When the Egyptian Parliament recently considered a bill intended to support the use of Standard Arabic, the discussion grew heated between a a representative of Al-Azhar and [...]