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Egypt - Foreign Affairs
1/20/2024 8:35:58 PM
Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, announced on Saturday the Sunni Islamic institution’s complete solidarity with Somalia in preserving its territorial unity, condemning external attempts to destabilize it, in his meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud in Cairo.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
12/14/2023 9:29:00 PM
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Terrorism, the monitoring unit of the world's leading Sunni Islamic authority Al-Azhar, denounced the recent remarks made by Rabbi Uzi Sharbaf, a well-known Zionist figure, who alleged that the ongoing Israeli war in Gaza aims “to continue liberating the land of Israel in Gaza and its milieu.”

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
12/9/2023 8:18:23 PM
Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the world’s leading Sunni Islamic institution, has welcomed the recently passed law by the Danish Parliament that criminalizes the burning of the Holy Quran — an incident that has recently occurred repeatedly in the West, including Denmark.

World - Region
11/14/2023 5:45:51 PM
Iraq's top court said on Tuesday it was dismissing Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbussi, an influential Sunni Muslim politician, after a lawmaker's complaint over the alleged "falsification" of a document.

Egypt - Society
10/22/2023 4:28:53 PM
The Fatwa Centre of Al-Azhar, the world’s leading Sunni Islamic institution, issued a statement on Sunday that it is permissible for Muslims to give Zakat (charitable alms) to assist Palestinians suffering the effects of Israeli attacks.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
10/18/2023 2:22:46 AM
Al-Azhar, the world’s leading Sunni Islamic institution, called on the Arab and Islamic nations to profoundly reconsider their reliance on the ‘arrogant’ Western European and American powers.

World - Region
9/6/2023 9:44:18 AM
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Iran arrived Tuesday in the Islamic Republic, and his counterpart landed in Riyadh, cementing a restoration of ties between the Gulf rivals after a seven-year rupture in ties.

Egypt - Society
8/13/2023 12:01:15 AM
The Shia Dawoodi Bohra community has a profound and enduring presence in predominantly Sunni Egypt, marked not only by its role in the restoration of historic mosques which house the remains of Ahl-Al-Bayt (descendants of the Prophet Muhammed) but also by a multifaceted cultural engagement.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/1/2023 8:57:50 PM
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb has called for “Islamic-Islamic” dialogue between Islamic scholars around the world, of all sects and schools, to establish unity following the frequent Quran-burning incidents in the past two months in Europe.

World - Region
7/19/2023 10:25:56 AM
For three centuries, the al-Siraji Mosque, with its minaret fashioned from weathered bricks and its pinnacle inlaid with blue ceramic tiles, was a distinctive feature of the city of Basra in southern Iraq.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
5/24/2023 10:38:39 PM
Al-Azhar condemned recent statements by a French official who linked Sunni Islam to terrorism and claimed it posed the greatest risk to France and Europe, describing them as “irresponsible and ignorant.”

Sports - Talents Abroad
5/23/2023 7:00:35 PM
The world’s leading Sunni Islamic institution, located in Egypt, Al-Azhar, showed support for Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed after being fined by his French club Nantes for refusing to participate in the league's recent anti-homophobia campaign.

World - International
5/20/2023 4:15:52 PM
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin declared that "sunni terrorism" is the most significant threat to France and Europe, during his visit to the US on Friday.

World - Region
4/20/2023 10:48:55 PM
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, and other Sunni Muslim countries announced Thursday the holiday of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Ramadan fast will begin on Friday.

Egypt - Society
3/31/2023 1:55:41 PM
The Islamic Research Academy (AIRA) of Egypt's Al-Azhar – the world's leading Sunni Muslim religious institution – has joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in their global Ramadan campaign to provide urgent relief to refugees and forcibly displaced people around the world.

Egypt - Society
3/30/2023 7:25:57 PM
Al-Azhar, the world's most prestigious seat of Sunni learning, celebrated its 1083rd Hijri anniversary on Wednesday, with Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb hailing the institution as the "centre of Quranic and Sunnah wisdom”

Egypt - Society
3/18/2023 10:35:11 PM
Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, said it categorically rejects calls for merging the three divine religions -Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - under the umbrella of “One Abrahamic Religion”, but reaffirmed its keenness on promoting human cooperation between the followers of different faiths.

World - International
1/31/2023 11:06:41 AM
The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan rose to 88 on Tuesday, officials said. The assault, on a Sunni mosque inside a major police facility, was one of the deadliest attacks on Pakistani security forces in recent years.

World - International
1/30/2023 7:30:00 PM
A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said.

Egypt - Society
1/25/2023 1:10:49 PM
Egypt’s Al-Azhar – the world's leading Sunni Muslim religious institution – has called on the Arab and Muslim peoples to boycott all Dutch and Swedish products and to take a strong and unified stance in support of the Quran, read a statement on Wednesday.

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