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Unidentified assailants attack Civil Democratic Movement iftar A group of unidentified individuals attacked dozens of guests at the Civil Democratic Movement iftar at the Swiss Club restaurant in the Kit Kat district of Giza on Tuesday, according to Dostour Party head Khaled Daoud.
Interrogation of Al-Nadeem co-founder Magda Adly postponed The interrogation of Magda Adly, one of the founders of Al-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, as part of the ongoing NGO foreign funding case, was postponed by an investigating judge on Sunday.
Detained for good: The use of remand detention as a punitive measure against political opponents Through a data set and its analysis, Mada Masr tells a story of how remand detention has been used as a punitive measure against political opponents regardless of the political context, particularly after the practice of administrative detention effectively ended in 2013.
ANHRI lawyer released on LE20,000 bail in NGO foreign funding case Release orders for Rawda Ahmed, an Arabic Network for Human Rights Information lawyer, were issued by the investigating judge in the NGO foreign funding case on Thursday, according to lawyer Ali Atef.
Khaled Ali’s ‘public indecency’ case postponed to September 5 Lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali’s appeal of a verdict issued against him for “public indecency” was postponed on Wednesday to 5 September.
Amendments to government service fees law introduce steep hike in cost of nationality applications, weapons licenses In an effort to generate more revenues in the state budget, Parliament approved amendments to the law regulating the fees imposed on a number of government services on Tuesday.
Egypt parliament approves three new draft laws regulating media, press authorities Egypt’s parliament approved on Sunday three draft laws aimed at regulating the performance of the Higher Council for Media Regulation, the National Press Authority, and the National Media Authority.
Parliament passes cybercrime law regulating web content and ISP surveillance Egypt’s cybercrime law, which has been under discussion for a number of months, was approved by Parliament on Tuesday. It is the first piece of Egyptian legislation to regulate what is published on social media and web censorship and includes harsh penalties for crimes including piracy and hacking.
Sisi’s ‘final’ term? President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the constitutional oath on 2 June before Parliament, officially inaugurating his second, four-year term in office.
Sisi appoints Mostafa Madbouly, former housing minister, as new prime minister Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has appointed Mostafa Madbouly, formerly the housing minister, as the country's new prime minister, two days after outgoing Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted his resignation and that of his cabinet.
Egypt new PM Madbouly settles on new cabinet; list to be presented to President Sisi Monday Sources close to Egypt’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told Al-Ahram Daily that the new PM has concluded most of his consultations and meetings with candidates for ministerial posts in the new cabinet, and has communicated with the ministers from former PM Sherif Ismail’s cabinet who will continue to serve in their positions.
Egypt's new PM Madbouly studies possibility of reducing number of ministries in new cabinet Egypt's new MP Mostafa Madbouly has studied the possibility of reducing the number of ministries from 33 to 24, sources at the cabinet told Al-Ahram daily newspaper on Saturday.
Seven Brotherhood members receive preliminary death sentence over 2015 murder of police conscript Egypt's Zagazig Criminal Court has referred the case of seven members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood organization to the country's grand mufti for his non-binding opinion on sentencing them to death over the killing of a police conscript in the Nile Delta Governorate of Sharqiya in 2015.
The Future of Homeland Party: A Parliamentary precedent in Egypt The Future of Homeland Party, set up in 2015 to defend the policies of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, won fifty-seven seats in the last parliamentary election making it the second largest party in parliament, behind the Free Egyptians with sixty-five seats.
Egyptian thanaweya amma French exam leaked on social media: Ministry source The French language thanaweya amma high school exam was leaked on social media on Thursday, according to a senior official in Egypt's education ministry.
Leaker of Thanaweya Amma algebra and solid geometry exam arrested: Education ministry An official source in Egypt's Ministry of Education affirmed that a Thanaweya Amma student from Sharqeya governorate leaked the algebra and solid geometry exam on Sunday to social media pages.
Labor union elections are back, but with few promises Labor union representatives voiced their concerns over political exclusion from union elections, which kicked off on 23 May and concluded this week.
Upper Egypt development law shifts attention from Nubians’ constitutional right to return “Economic development” is planned to be coming to Upper Egypt after Parliament approved legislation on Tuesday that makes provisions for the creation of a public service authority tasked with putting together a comprehensive plan toward that end.
Egypt's Sisi discusses African cooperation with Saudi Arabia's minister of state for African countries Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Wednesday in Cairo with Saudi Minister of State for African Countries Ahmed Kattan, where they discussed bilateral cooperation as well as cooperation with African countries, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Egypt's Sisi, Ethiopian PM discuss latest developments on GERD negotiations in Cairo Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed agreed on Saturday to respect each side’s rights in future negotiations after months of impasse over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Egypt’s presidency announced early on Sunday.
'Ethiopia will not do anything to harm Egypt's share of the Nile water,' Ethiopian PM Ahmed tells President Sisi Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed pledged on Sunday in a joint press conference with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo that Ethiopia will not do anything to harm Egypt's share of Nile water.
Egypt's Sisi approves amendment to US-Egypt assistance agreement Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi approved the tenth amendment to the US-Egypt assistance agreement originally signed in September 2005.
EgyptAir to operate 19 additional flights to take fans to Russia for World Cup EgyptAir chairman Safwat Musalam has said that the airline will be operating nineteen additional flights, aside from three scheduled weekly flights, to take Egyptian football fans to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
Egypt expresses solidarity with Saudi Arabia after deadly missile attack from Yemen Egypt has expressed its complete support for Saudi Arabia against any attack that would undermine the peace and stability in the kingdom, after a missile that was fired across the border from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on Saturday killed three civilians in Gazan.
Life partially restored in North Sinai towns, but villages continue to struggle As the fourth month of Operation Sinai 2018 draws to a close, residents of North Sinai have begun to see an improvement — albeit a slight one — in their living conditions.
Egypt police arrest three attempting to smuggle 41 individuals across border: Directorate Egypt's Fayoum security directorate said in a statement on Saturday it arrested three who were attempting to smuggle forty-one individuals to a different country.
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Asef Bayat, Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring (New Texts Out Now) An interview with Asef Bayat on his new book, Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring.
مصر تتجه لاقتراض 5 مليارات دولار لسداد شهادات قناة السويس Egypt is considering five billion dollars loan to pay its financial obligations, including the reimbursement of the Suez Canal expenses.
ناشطون: الانتخابات العمالية الحالية أسوأ من 2006 Activists explain how the current labor election was tainted by several violations, making it the worst election since 2006.
«قبل موجة غلاء منتظرة.. الحكومة تعلن عن حزمة حماية اجتماعية.. ومحلل: «تستهدف الطبقة الوسطى The parliament approved Monday a bill on social protection to alleviate the impact of the economic measures, amid an expected increase in prices.
القوى العاملة: إجراء الانتخابات النقابية العمالية للاتحادات 27 يونيو الجاري Egypt's run-off labor election will be held on June 27, according to the labor force.
البرلمان يوافق على زيادة معاشات العسكريين %15 The parliament finally approved a fifteen percent increase in military pensions starting 1 July.
لماذا لم تحدث فقّاعة عقارية في مصر حتى الآن؟ The article discusses Egypt's housing system and how it evaded a real estate bubble.