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Indications of 'high participation' as Egyptians vote with enthusiasm on first day of presidential elections Noha Mohamed stood outside the polling station in the upper-middle class neighborhood of Dokki, in Giza, waiting for her friends to finish casting their votes in a presidential election, the outcome of which everyone already knows.
The election in North Sinai: Unprecedented turnout at fish and egg outlets Polling stations in North Sinai opened their doors at 9:00 am on Monday. Everything was ready for the voters. The voters, however, were somewhere else: standing in line hoping to buy the groceries that had suddenly reappeared after a long absence brought about by the start of Operation Sinai 2018.
Egypt's National Elections Authority announces hotline for receiving voters' complaints Egypt's National Elections Authority announced Monday the hotline number "19826" for receiving voters' complaints throughout the three days of the presidential elections.
Sugar, rice and everything nice: Mobilizing voter turnout in Egypt’s presidential election While President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and members of his campaign have spoken sparsely on his sole competitor in the current presidential election, much has been said about the importance of securing a high turnout.
Egypt's NEA to announce final results of presidential elections on Monday Egypt's National Elections Authority said late on Saturday that it would announce the final and official presidential election results on Monday, holding a press conference for the purpose at 3 pm Cairo time.
How Egyptians’ attitude toward voting has changed over 7 years The excitement with which Egyptians took to polling stations after the 2011 revolution seems a distant memory to Mohamed as he weighs his options: to participate in an election he considers a farce in order to express his disapproval, or to abstain from voting and lose his chance at voicing his opinion.
Times, SIS dispute events surrounding journalist’s expulsion from Egypt The State Information Service defended the authorities’ decision to forcibly expel The Times’s correspondent Bel Trew, who was made to leave Egypt over a month ago, in a statement on Sunday, saying that she violated “Egyptian law and regulations governing the work of foreign correspondents in Egypt” by practicing journalism without valid press accreditation.
Court reopens Mada Masr blocked website case for arguments In Mada Masr’s case against several high-ranking state authorities, which challenges the block on Mada Masr’s website in Egypt, the Court of Administrative Justice decided on Sunday to reopen the case for further arguments instead of announcing a verdict.
2 civilian death sentences upheld by military court Two death sentences were upheld by the Supreme Military Court of Appeals on Monday, which also accepted appeals against four other death sentences in the same case and ordered retrials, according to the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms.
On Saba Mahmood Anthropologist Saba Mahmood, who died on 10 March, 2018 of pancreatic cancer aged fifty-six, changed the course of scholarship in feminist thinking and secularism. Here three scholars who engaged with Mahmood’s book share their thoughts on her scholarship and her passing.
Egypt's Pope Tawadros II leads mass on Palm Sunday, asks Christians to 'maintain innocence' The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, led the Palm Sunday mass at a church on Egypt's north coast on Sunday, and in his remarks commemorated the forty-seven victims of two bomb attacks on Palm Sunday 2017.
Startups Without Borders Launches ‘Women on the Move’ to Support Women Refugees in Egypt More than 200 participants have gathered as part of “Women on the Move” event, held in the entrepreneurial hub of the Greek Campus aiming at linking women entrepreneurial refugees and migrants to the ecosystem in Egypt.
Egypt plans to establish free economic zone in South Sinai's Nuweiba Egypt is set to establish a free economic zone in South Sinai’s Nuweiba, bringing the number of free zones in the country to eleven.
Egypt's stocks gain EGP 5.4 bln on Sunday trading The Egyptian Stock Exchange closed in the green, seeing collective gains on Sunday as market capital won around 5.4 billion LE, recording 979.6 billion LE total, supported by foreign institutions and investment fund purchases.
AU, international bodies say 'no violations' reported so far while observing Egypt's presidential elections A number of international organizations that are observing the voting in Egypt's 2018 presidential elections have said the process is going smoothly, two days into the three-day vote.
Egyptian killed in Saudi Arabia as air-defence forces intercept Yemeni missiles: Saudi state media An Egyptian national was killed by shrapnel in Saudi Arabia on Sunday when Saudi forces shot down seven ballistic missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the official Saudi Press Agency said.
Egyptian parliament denounces Turkey's 'criminal military adventures' in Syria and Iraq The Egyptian parliament's Arab affairs committee has strongly denounced Turkey's military action in Syria and Iraq and its “racial cleansing” of Kurds in the area.
Egypt stresses support for Saudi Arabia after ballistic missile attacks Egypt's foreign ministry has issued a statement strongly condemning the ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia on Sunday, expressing solidarity with the government and people of the kingdom and supporting whatever action it takes to preserve its security.
Egypt's FM discusses Gaza developments with Jordanian counterpart Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Sunday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi for discussions on the escalation of tensions along the Israel-Gaza border that saw the Israeli military kill sixteen Palestinian protesters at the weekend.
Old footage in Province of Sinai video belies claims of failure of Operation Sinai 2018 The militant group Province of Sinai released a video on Friday claiming that the joint counterterrorism campaign launched by the police and military over a month ago has failed to achieve any results. Much of the footage they used, however, is from 2016 and 2017.
Six 'takfiris' killed in past week of Operation Sinai 2018: Egypt Armed Forces Six "takfiris" were killed by the Egyptian army during two separate counter-terrorism raids in North Sinai during the past week, with one army officer and one soldier killed in ongoing security operations, the military said on Sunday.
Counterterrorism in Sisi’s 1st term: Progress despite clinging to tradition As President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stepped into his first term in office, significant developments unfolded within a number of militant groups across the country. Among them, the Sinai-based armed militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic state and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and rebranded itself as Province of Sinai
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بعد ثمان سنوات الإدارية العليا تحكم برفض طعون الحكومة وتؤيد إلزام الدولة بوضع حد أدنى للأجور The Supreme Administrative Court issued its ruling in case N 21606, requiring the state to determine the minimum wage for workers.
بيان عاجل من المركز المصري: رجال شرطة بزي مدني يعرقلون وصول المواطنين لندوة بمقر المركز The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights announced on Monday that police officers dressed in civilian uniforms denied citizens access to attending a seminar at the center’s headquarters.
القبض على شخص حاول تصوير إحدى اللجان فارغة بالدقهلية Egyptian authorities arrested on Monday a person for taking photos of an empty polling station in Daqahliya.
بالحشد وحده انت غالي عليّا The article spots the state's measures to mobilize citizens for voting.
النائب العام يحيل بلاغا يتهم "المصري اليوم" بإهانة المصريين إلى نيابة أمن الدولة The General Prosecutor filed a complaint to the Supreme State Security against AlMasry AlYoum over "insulting the Egyptian People and state institutions" charges, following the newspaper's coverage of the presidential election.
"جمعيات «خيرية» تستغل الفقيرات: "الصوت بـ50 جنيه The article reported that charitable associations rewarded poor women with fifty Egyptian pounds to vote for Sisi.
سياسيون : غرامة الانتخابات «غير دستورية» وتطبيقها مستحيل The National Electoral Board decision to impose a fine of 500 Egyptian pounds for those who do not vote in the Presidential Elections 2018 was met with heavy criticism, considering such measure unconstitutional.
حزب النور والسيسي.. أبعد من حليف وأقرب من عدو The article reflects on the Salafist Al-Nour party's participation in the presidential elections and the rationale behind their support for Sisi.
«الرئيس في الميزان.. 4 سنوات من انتهاك «دستور النوايا الحسنة The article reflects on the violations of the Egyptian constitution under Sisi's regime over the past four years.
كشف حساب السيسي.. ملخص للأداء الاقتصادي Mada Masr examines the economic performance under Sisi's presidency.
ما تطلبه صالة التحرير.. مشاهدات صحفية في الانتخابات الرئاسية The article discusses the news coverage of the Egyptian elections in line with the National Electoral Body guidelines.
نواب يرفضون صياغة تشريع لحماية مصريين الخارج MPs reject the drafting of a bill on the protection of Egyptian nationals abroad while demanding cooperation between diplomatic bodies and foreign authorities.
ثمار الإصلاح».. تصريحات حكومية تفتقد الدلائل» The article sheds lights on the government's economic reforms between theory and reality.
المرضى النفسيون دون رعاية.. وأقسام الشرطة تتولى مصيرهم Persons with psychiatric illness suffer from the absence of adequate psychiatric care to them, posing risks to the affected people and society.
عزوف المشاهدين عن «إعلام الصوت الواحد» The article discusses the reasons behind citizens' aversion to Egyptian satellite channels.
ثلاث سنوات من «تكافل» و«كرامة».. توسع في دعم الفقراء وسياسات تزيد من أعدادهم Mada Masr examines the misguided state policy to reduce poverty and its impacts on deteriorating the living standard for the poor.
الحكومة تكشف موعد انتقال الوزارات للعاصمة الإدارية National bodies and ministries are slated to move to the new administrative capital in mid-2019, the Cabinet announced.
حجب موقع المنصة داخل مصر Egyptian authorities blocked Almanassa website, bringing total number of blocked websites to 500.
فتش عن التشريعات.. دليلك إلى فهم إعدامات المحاكم العسكرية Almanassa sheds light on the legislative provisions that authorize military courts to issue death penalty.