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Egypt - Politics
11/21/2022 2:31:37 PM
Egyptian MPs approved in principle on Sunday legislative amendments that would allow contractors who have suffered losses due to the recent economic reforms to obtain financial compensation from the government.

COP27 - Climate change
11/4/2022 4:44:30 PM
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has accompanied Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Pope Francis of the Vatican to plant a palm tree at Sakhir Palace to draw the world's attention to the climate change crisis and environmental issues.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/4/2022 4:00:48 PM
Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, called for ending the Russia-Ukraine war and halting ongoing fighting in various areas worldwide.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
10/20/2022 8:42:40 PM
Al-Azhar – the Sunni Muslim world’s top religious institution – welcomed on Thursday Australia’s recent reversal of its 2018 recognition of West Jerusalem (known in Arabic as ‘Al-Quds Al-Gharbiya’) as Israel’s capital.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
10/19/2022 8:27:04 PM
Tarek Osman writes on the transformation of education under the 19th-century ruler Mohamed Ali in his series of articles on the foundations of modern Egypt

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
10/11/2022 7:11:49 PM
Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s top religious institution, has condemned Israeli settlers for tearing and burning copies of the Holy Quran in Hebron as an act of "Zionist barbarism and racism', decrying the international community's silence.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
10/11/2022 5:26:56 PM
Tarek Osman continues his series on figures that have shaped modern Egyptian culture with an account of Sheikh Rifaa Al-Tahtawi

Egypt - Society
9/20/2022 6:03:00 PM
Egypt's Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb issued a decision on Monday assigning Nahla El-Saidi, the Dean of the Al-Azhar College of Islamic Sciences for International Students, as his adviser, making her the first woman appointed to this position in Egypt’s history.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/14/2022 2:00:00 AM
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev awarded on Wednesday the Astana International Prize to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb for his contribution in the field of interreligious dialogue and promoting the culture of fraternity and tolerance among different cultures and ethnicities.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/13/2022 6:45:36 PM
Egypt's Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb met on Tuesday with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/9/2022 2:05:33 PM
Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, has offered his condolences to the British Royal Family, government, and the people of the United Kingdom for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, saying the late royal "dedicated her life to serving her nation and people."

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/4/2022 1:38:03 PM
Upon the directive of Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the Egyptian Zakat and Charity House recently sent tens of tons of foodstuffs and medicines to Sudanese residents who were affected by the devastating floods, Egypt’s top religious authority Al-Azhar said in a statement Saturday evening.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
8/16/2022 11:20:13 PM
Forty-one people, including 15 children, died on Sunday when a Coptic church in Imbaba was engulfed in flames. Ahmed Morsy reports on the tragic blaze

Egypt - Society
8/14/2022 3:58:40 PM
Various Egyptian entities offered on Sunday heartfelt condolences to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church over the victims of the massive fire that ripped through Abu Sefein Church in Imbaba district in Giza governorate Sunday, while two psychological teams dispatched to help the wounded get over the tragic event.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/4/2022 10:14:54 PM
The Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) denied in an official statement Thursday claims of a familial relationship between late Grand Imam Mohamed Al-Ahmadi Al-Zawahiri with Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who was killed in US drone attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on 31 July.

Egypt - Society
7/3/2022 6:56:51 PM
Head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II congratulated on Sunday President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, state officials and Islamic leaders ahead of Eid El-Adha, which starts this year on 9 July.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
6/28/2022 9:54:13 PM
An initiative to encourage couples to save on marriage expenses to cope with the rising cost of living was recently launched by Al-Azhar.

Life & Style - City Lights
6/26/2022 5:57:34 PM
The embassy of India celebrated the eighth International Day of Yoga (IDY) with the Egyptian minister of youth and sports as the chief guest, on 21 June at Al-Azhar Park in Cairo.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/16/2022 9:02:32 PM
The Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) called on Thursday for countries to enact laws that guarantee the protection of Muslims and mosques and criminalise Islamophobia.

Life & Style - City Lights
6/15/2022 4:32:17 PM
Indian Ambassador to Egypt Ajit Gupte organised a media briefing on 8 June at the India House in Zamalek that covered all the details and preparations pertaining to the activities of celebrating the International Day of Yoga (IDY) that is scheduled on 21 June at Al-Azhar Park.

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