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Egypt's law on election of local councils to top parliament's agenda next session: spokesman In a press conference Tuesday, Egypt's parliamentary spokesperson Salah Hassaballah told reporters that the long-awaited law aimed at regulating the performance and elections of local councils in Egypt will receive priority in parliament's next session, which is scheduled to be held in October.
Supreme Administrative Court overturns ruling stipulating increase in compensation for doctors Egyptian doctors will not see an increase in compensation payouts for infections contracted in the workplace following a Supreme Administrative Court decision on Thursday, according to Doctors Syndicate legal adviser Mohamed Shawky.
Court rejects journalist’s appeal against 3-year prison sentence issued in absentia After being held for over twenty months in remand detention, an appeal filed by journalist Hamdy al-Zaeem against a three-year prison sentence and a ten-thousand-Egyptian-pound fine issued in absentia in a separate case was rejected on Tuesday, according to Arabic Network for Human Rights Information lawyer Amr Mohamed.
Great Pyramid of Giza can concentrate electromagnetic energy: Study Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza could be capable of concentrating electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under its base, a new study has claimed.
Grieving Pope Tawadros II, mourners bid murdered Bishop Epiphanius farewell Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II led Tuesday funeral prayers for Bishop Epiphanius, the late head of the Saint Marcarius the Great monastery in Beheira, at the bishop's home monastery.
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church defrocks monk after mysterious death of bishop Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church said on Sunday it has defrocked a monk at Anba Makar Monastery in Wadi al-Natroun where a bishop was killed last week.
Egypt prosecutors order detention of police officer in customs corruption case Egypt's High State Security Prosecution has ordered the detention of a senior police officer for four days pending an investigation into bribery charges in a corruption case involving the head of the country's customs authority.
Former parliamentary candidate killed by unknown gunmen in Arish A former parliamentary candidate was killed late on Friday by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in the North Sinai capital of Arish, according to eyewitnesses.
Egypt to renovate Cairo's oldest metro line with fund of 205 mln euros Egypt is set to renovate the first and oldest line of Cairo's metro system with a fund of 205 million euros, the cabinet said on Wednesday after a deal was signed between the government and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
President Sisi follows up on work progress in Cairo's 3rd Metro line Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting with officials on Sunday to follow up the work progress in implementing the fourth phase of the third line of the underground metro.
Egypt-US joint naval drills: The Eagle Response Special forces from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the United States took part this week in the joint Egyptian-US naval maneuvers Eagle Response in the Red Sea.
Shoukry heads to DC to meet with Pompeo, Bolton Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Washington for a two-day visit on Monday to discuss US aid to Egypt and other issues with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Egypt's Sisi answers public questions about Palestine, Libya and Syria Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi answered Sunday, on the second day of the Sixth National Youth, questions sent by Egyptian youth on the situation in Palestine, Libya, and Syria as part of the presidential initiative, "You ask, and the president will answer."
Egypt's Sisi meets Russian trade and industry delegation President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received in Cairo on Sunday a Russian delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov and including top representatives of CJSC Transmashholding: the largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment in Russia.
Egypt in contact with Italy to reveal circumstances behind clinical death of Egyptian prisoner Egypt has been in contact with Italian authorities to reveal the circumstances surrounding the clinical death of an Egyptian inmate at a prison in the central Italian city of Viterbo, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday.
Egypt's FM Shoukry to hold 'political consultations' with Italian FM Milanesi on Sunday Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on Saturday for “political consultations” with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, an Egyptian foreign ministry’s spokesman told Ahram Online.
Egypt, Italy agree on continued cooperation over illegal migration, Libyan crisis In the first visit by an Italian foreign minister to Cairo since 2015, Egyptian and Italian foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to continue cooperation in combating illegal immigration and resolving the Libyan issue through a Libyan-Libyan solution.
Egypt keen to boost cooperation with Italy, President Sisi tells FM Milanesi Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday asserted that Egypt is keen on fostering cooperation with Italy in the different fields, especially the economic, trade and investment ones.
Egyptian medical convoy arrives in Sudan's Wadi Halfa to deliver drugs Egypt is delivering more than half a ton of medicine to Sudan, according to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry on Sunday.
Egypt forces kill 52 'takfiris' in Sinai operation: Military Egypt's military and police forces have killed fifty-two militants and arrested dozens of suspects in an ongoing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement on Sunday.
11 terrorists killed in a shootout with Egyptian police in Arish: MENA Egyptian police killed eleven terrorists in a shootout in North Sinai’s Arish.
Interior Ministry: 5 Hassm members killed, 5 others arrested The Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had killed five individuals and arrested five others whom it accused of belonging to militant group Hassm in two separate security raids, the dates of which were not disclosed.
الناس والحكومة وأصحاب الأموال.. من يضع الموازنة ومن يستفيد منها؟ The government budget and financial plans benefit the private sector instead of stimulating sustainable economic growth.
(كيف يعمل صندوق تطوير العشوائيات؟ (2-2 Mada Masr publishes the second part of the interview with the executive director of the slums development fund, exploring what has been achieved across Egypt's governorates and future plans.
5 مؤشرات على انتهاء العملية الشاملة في سيناء The article discusses how the state propaganda has tilted public mobilization from fighting terrorism in Sinai to calling for major investments in Egypt.
قوانين اغتيال الصحافة.. التطور الطبيعي للقمع والصمت Bel Ahmar looks at how current legislation has evolved to crackdown on media and freedom of speech in Egypt.
مصر: تساؤلات حول مصير مدير الاستخبارات السابق! The article sheds light on the internal restructuring measures in the State Intelligence Service.
أزمة الكنيسة المصرية.. مقتل الأنبا إبيفانيوس يفتح بابًا جديدًا للتسامح Almanassa examines the crisis within the Coptic Church and its implications after the mysterious death of bishop Epiphanius, the head of Anba Maqar Monastry.