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Uyghur students arrested in Egypt to be deported after request by China, say colleagues
Osman El Sharnoubi | At least 100 Uyghur students have been arrested and are expected to be deported
Al-Azhar post-June 30: An ongoing dispute interrupted by a brief alliance
Mai Shams El-Din | Four years after June 30, 2013 tensions between Al-Azhar and the executive authority rise to the surface
Overpopulation, religion and fatwas on demand in Egypt
Karoline Kamel | Blaming overpopulation for the economic crisis, the state awkwardly courts the support of religious institutions
Government continues attempts to extend control over mosques
Osman El Sharnoubi | The ministry claims a new decree will protect mosques from 'infiltration'
Proving paternity: A prolonged struggle for thousands of Egyptian mothers
Mai Shams El-Din | For mothers who choose to file paternity lawsuits, proceedings can take years
The cleric and the president: Egypt’s critical power struggle
Mai Shams El-Din | We track the ongoing conflict between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed
Tensions arise between Al-Azhar and presidency over verbal divorce debate
Mai Shams El-Din | Sisi's proposal to end verbal divorce has highlighted tensions between the state and Al-Azhar
Al-Azhar picks battle with the state over written sermons
Mai Shams El-Din | Anger over the decision to unify the Friday sermon has extended to Egypt’s Al-Azhar religious institution.
Endowments Ministry revokes licenses of non-governmental religious institutions
Mai Shams El-Din | The Endowments Ministry revoked all licenses given to religious institutes and cultural centers that
 
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Opinion
Sahar Mandour
Verbal divorce: A man-to-man fight in the ‘year of women’
At the center of the 'year of women' is the relationship between men
Tarek Ghanem
Al-Azhar and the dinosaurs
“Sheikhs issue religious edicts for the price of two chickens. They are no more than stooges of backwardness,
 
 
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Cleric suspended for making inflammatory remarks about Christians on air
Preacher Islam Beheiry’s 1-year sentence upheld for insulting Islam
Preacher Islam al-Beheiry’s prison sentence widely condemned
Preacher Islam al-Beheiry sentenced to one year for insulting Islam
Al-Azhar, NCW and Arab Lawyers condemn Amnesty call to decriminalize sex work
New secular party to ‘challenge religious dominance’
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