Egypt’s Supreme Council for Universities has asked university deans to make lists of “terrorist” employees so they can be expelled.
An Egyptian historian was arrested at an airport in Cairo on Sunday, before being released on Monday morning, prompting criticism about the targeting of academics in Egypt.
Over 60 members from the House of Representatives submitted a draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’ and ban the issuance of fatwas from non-specialists, the head of the House of Representatives’ Human Rights Committee Tarek Radwan said.
A Misdemeanours Emergency State Security Court in Egypt today sentenced researcher and master’s student Ahmed Samir Santawy to four years in prison after convicting him of publishing “false news”, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther said:
Facebook messages from the Italian student killed in Cairo in 2016 show his concerns about studying in the country.
Across the Arab world today, regimes are increasingly intervening in Islamic institutions and establishments. Broadly defined, these include religious ministries, seminaries, universities, mosques, charities, awqaf (Islamic endowments, such as financial or property assets), Sufi zawaya (religious schools, lodges, or orders that play an important social role in their surrounding communities), …
The Italian senate on Wednesday voted to approve a proposal by two lawmakers for the exceptional granting of Italian citizenship to Egyptian activist Patrick George Zaki.
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism warned that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization has called on its “lone wolves” to conduct attacks during Ramadan.
An Austrian academic’s account of being interrogated at gunpoint over alleged “terrorist” sympathies and opposing the Egyptian government has provoked outrage, raising fears about rising Islamophobia in the country.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is causing controversy by ordering education officials to restrict verses from the Quran to Islamic religion textbooks in the schools of the predominantly Muslim nation.