Muslims vs Christians Schismatic chaos creeps up in Egypt

The Brotherhood needs us more than we need them: Salafist Nour Party spokesman

After a dramatic month that nearly saw Egypt’s second-largest party in parliament crumble, Ahram Online interviews Nour Party spokesman Nader Bakkar on how he interprets events Egypt’s Salafist Nour Party witnessed a dramatic split in the last month, as warring factions battled it out over the party presidency.Internecine squabbles culminated on 26 September, when the … Continue reading

Domestic rifts: Egypt households divided by tough electoral choices

    At a Mahalla polling station, during the first round of Egypt’s presidential elections, an Al-Ahram reporter spotted a couple fighting in the queue. The husband was threatening to divorce his wife if she did not vote for Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq. We never found out if the marriage lasted long enough … Continue reading

Egypt’s liberals face the worst-case scenario

All eyes are on Egypt again, as the world marks the end to another Arab spring narrative with the country’s first genuine multi-candidate elections. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Hilton Clinton congratulated the people on “seizing the promise of last years’ uprising.” With ink-stained fingers, millions of Egyptians should have been celebrating being one … Continue reading

Egyptians flock to funeral of much-loved Pope Shenouda III

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered Tuesday morning at St Mark’s Cathedral, in Abbassiya, Cairo for the funeral of much-loved leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, who passed away Saturday. Mourners attempted to enter the cathedral grounds as prayers started at 10am, to pay their respects to the spiritual leader whose body … Continue reading

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