minority rights

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul
Middle East

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Thousands of demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority marched in protest through Kabul on Monday saying that they are missing out…
Egypt’s Shia minority to commemorate Ashoura in al-Hussein mosque Thursday
Egypt

Egypt’s Shia minority to commemorate Ashoura in al-Hussein mosque Thursday

Shia leader Salem al-Sabbagh said Egypt’s Shia minority community would freely commemorate Ashoura in al-Hussein mosque on Thursday, and would not…
Stop calling us Copts
Opinion

Stop calling us Copts

 In early October, after the forced migration of several Christian families from Rafah, Al-Masry al-Youm published a cartoon, the first…
Alcohol banned for Egyptians on religious occasions other than Ramadan
Egypt

Alcohol banned for Egyptians on religious occasions other than Ramadan

Tourism Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour Tourism has modified the rules for tourist facilities, such as restaurants, nightclubs and hotels,…
Coptic church withdraws representatives from constituent assembly
Egypt

Coptic church withdraws representatives from constituent assembly

State-run MENA news service reported on Thursday that the Coptic Orthodox Church withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly that…
US report chastises Egypt for religious freedom violations
Egypt

US report chastises Egypt for religious freedom violations

An advisory group to the US State Department called on Tuesday for Egypt to be put on a blacklist over…
Shahat: Baha’is threaten Egypt’s national security
Egypt

Shahat: Baha’is threaten Egypt’s national security

A spokesperson for the Salafi movement in Alexandria has said that the religious minority of Baha’is poses a threat to…
Abouel Fotouh: I will choose Coptic vice president if I win
Egypt

Abouel Fotouh: I will choose Coptic vice president if I win

At a rally in Aswan on Saturday, presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh said he would appoint a Copt as…
US Congress assigns special envoy for Middle East minority affairs
Egypt

US Congress assigns special envoy for Middle East minority affairs

The US congress on Monday assigned a special envoy for minority affairs in the Middle East and Asia, and allocated…
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