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Egypt’s Presidential Race Kicks Off For Egyptians Abroad Egyptians living abroad have commenced voting on 16 March for Egypt’s new President at embassies and consulates across the world.
Electoral process has been 'satisfactory' as Egyptians abroad continue to cast ballots: Egypt's NEA Egypt’s National Elections Authority said on Saturday that the second day of voting for Egyptian expats in the 2018 presidential elections was “good” and “satisfactory.”
Polls close for expats in Egypt's 2018 presidential elections Voting for expatriates in the Egyptian presidential elections concluded in embassies and consulates around the world on Sunday, one week before polls are set to open domestically.
Egyptian Authorities Urge Citizens to Report on ‘Fake News and Rumors’ Through a Hotline Egypt’s public prosecution announced on Monday new hotlines for citizens to report on ‘fake news and rumors’ published on media outlets and social media platforms that ‘aim to disrupt the nation’s security.’
Draft Law Proposes Jail Sentence for Men Who Remarry Without Informing their Wives Member of Parliament Abla Hawary has proposed a draft law to jail men who remarry without informing their current wife, or wives, in attempts to regulate polygamy in Egypt.
Egypt to Have Its Own Facebook Soon: Minister Egypt will soon have its own Facebook-like platform, along with other applications and programs to protect the data and information, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser al-Kady announced on Monday.
Egypt's President Sisi honours families of military and police martyrs, says "righteousness on our side" Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi honoured on Thursday the memory of a number of military and police martyrs and their families, saying he is ready to fight in person alongside heroes from the Egyptian Armed Forces and the police in battle.
Egypt eliminates lymphatic filariasis disease: WHO Egypt has became the first country in the Eastern Mediterranean region to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, as a public health problem, according to the World Health Organization.
Egypt's Court of Cassation issues final acquittal for Mubarak-era culture minister Hosni Egypt's Court of Cassation issued on Sunday a final acquittal for Mubarak-era culture minister Farouk Hosni, who was tried for profiteering while serving as minister.
Egyptian MPs discuss media regulation Osama Heikal, the head of parliament’s Media, Culture and Antiquities Committee, says the first reading of a government drafted law regulating the media is now complete.
Egypt court acquits female singer of debauchery charges over 'sexual overtones' music video A Giza misdemeanor appeals court has acquitted a little-known female singer who was convicted in February of "inciting debauchery and immorality" in a controversial music video that prosecutors charged contained "sexual overtones".
Egypt's Sisi inspects development projects in Eastern Port Said, extends deadline for completion Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi inspected on Saturday national projects in Eastern Port Said and extended for three months the deadline for the completion of several projects in the area in light of the army’s anti-terrorism Operation Sinai 2018.
Egypt to Construct High-Speed Railway To Link Between Mediterranean and Red Sea: Minister Egypt is set to launch a new high-speed railway to link between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, transport minister Hisham Arafat stated on Monday.
Cafes in Egypt to Obtain a License for Serving Shisha The Center for Environmental Affairs in Alexandria has suggested multiple rules and regulations stressing the importance of issuing licenses to cafes that serve shisha.
Egyptian Student Beaten to Death in Nottingham, UK Egyptian student Mariam Mustafa died on Wednesday in hospital in Nottingham, United Kingdom following a brutal attack late February that left her in a critical condition.
British Embassy 'shocked and saddened' by killing of Egyptian student in UK, says authorities committed to finding justice The British Embassy in Cairo expressed “sadness and shock” over the death of Mariam Moustafa, an eighteen-year-old Egyptian Central College student in the city of Nottingham, who died on Wednesday from injuries suffered after she was attacked by a group of girls outside a shopping mall in London on 20 February.
Hospital which treated Egyptian assault victim in England may have been medically negligent: FM Ambassador Khaled Rizk, Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Egyptians Abroad, said that the ministry is following up on investigations into the death of Maryam Moustafa, an Egyptian teenager who died on Wednesday after being violently assaulted last month in the UK.
Egypt warns of humanitarian crisis if UNRWA funding gap not addressed Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis if an unprecedented shortfall in funds at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is not tackled.
Egypt donates two tonnes of medical supplies to Somalia: Egyptian ambassador The Egyptian embassy in Somalia delivered two tonnes of medical supplies to the Somalian health ministry on Friday, Egypt's ambassador to Somalia Walid Ismail said in a statement on Sunday.
Cairo Court Sets Hearing on the Closure of BBC Office in April Cairo court has set 10 April for the hearing on a lawsuit calling for the closure of the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) office in Cairo and withdrawal of its license to operate in Egypt,
Egyptian embassy in Berlin completely rejects comments by German Human Rights Commissioner on elections, human rights The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin issued a statement on Thursday expressing its complete rejection of recent comments by German Human Rights Commissioner concerning the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and human rights situation in the country.
Egypt's Sisi, Sudan's Al-Bashir to discuss bilateral ties in Cairo Monday Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi will meet Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Cairo on Monday to discuss bilateral relations.
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's irrigation, foreign ministers aim to break GERD deadlock in April meeting The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Sudan's ambassador to Cairo announced on Tuesday.
Kenya and Egypt ‘Committed to International Law’ On Nile Water Issue: Minister Kenyan and Egyptian states are committed to achieving consensus and mutual benefits for all Nile basin countries, according to a statement by Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs on the foreign minister’s meeting with the Kenyan president in the capital city of Nairobi on Tuesday.
EgyptAir to resume Moscow flights on 12 April National Egyptian airline EgyptAir is set to resume flights to the Russian capital Moscow starting 12 April, the company's chairman and CEO Safwat Musallam announced on Friday.
Egyptian FM discusses with French counterpart France president's planned Cairo visit Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday discussed with his French counterpart a planned visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Cairo in the coming months.
Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar in Mauritania on first official visit The grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, arrived on Saturday at the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott in the first visit of its kind, upon an invitation to participate with Mauritanian clerics in an open dialogue on violence and extremism.
المفوضية المصرية" تطالب بالإفراج عن سجناء الرأي.. وفتح المجال العام" The security apparatus arrested activists and members of political parties and movements as the presidential elections approach, The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms said.
موسم القبض على الصحفيين Journalists are at risk of detention over several charges, marking an unprecedented crackdown on journalism in Egypt's history.
لليوم التاسع ..المحبوسون بقضية «النائب العام المساعد» يضربون عن الطعام Over 210 defendants in connection with Supreme State Security case N 724 entered into hunger strike over nine days, calling for improving their living conditions in prison.
ثورة من؟ تأملات في الذكري السابعة للثورة المصرية The article discusses the seventh anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
خدمات الإنترنت والهواتف تعود للعمل بشمال سيناء بعد انقطاع 12 ساعة Internet, landlines and mobile network services returned to work in northern Sinai after a twelve-hour suspension.
خالد علي يكتب: ماذا بعد "أحكام الدستورية“ عن تيران وصنافير Khaled Ali writes about the controversial rulings on Tiran and Sanafir.
فلسفة جديدة للقوانين المصرية.. المتهم "مُدان" حتى تثبُت إدانته The article examines the impacts of the amendments to the criminal procedures on justice in Egypt.
الاقتصاد في أسبوع.. التصالح في 260 تهربًا ضريبيًّا وجمركيًّا.. و5 مليارات جنيه لتنمية سيناء The article discusses the new decisions issued by the economic ministerial group during the past week.