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April 6 Movement coordinator Amr Ali released by court under precautionary measures
A Cairo criminal court ordered on Sunday the release of Amr Ali, the coordinator of the April 6 Youth Movement, under precautionary measures pending investigations into charges of incitement against the state.
Egypt's Sisi ratifies new consumer protection law
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified on Sunday the new consumer protection law, which was approved by the Egyptian parliament in April, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Egyptian justice minister appoints new head of forensics authority after Hamid resignation
Egypt’s Justice Minister accepted on Sunday a resignation submitted by the head of the country’s forensic medicine authority and appointed an interim head to carry out the daily duties.
Egypt organises first interior ministry conference on combating illegal immigration
The first conference on combating illegal immigration and human trafficking kicked off on Sunday under the auspices of Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq.
Egyptian court orders arrest of sons of former president Mubarak in stock market manipulation case
An Egyptian court ordered on Saturday the detention of the two sons of former president Hosni Mubarak in the 2012 stock market manipulation case pending trial, and transferred them to Tora prison.
Parliament’s majority coalition selects new leader
The Egypt’s Support coalition selected on Monday Abdel Hadi Al-Qasabi as its new president after no other candidate participated in the voting process.
Egypt education ministry, int'l schools association sign cooperation protocol
Education Minister Tarek Shawki said Thursday that a protocol of cooperation between the country's education sector and the International Schools Association in Egypt will contribute to improving the quality of education and offer distinguished educational services to students.
Coptic villagers whose homes were attacked in Minya demand their legal rights
Some Copts initiated a petition to call on President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to intervene in Dimshau Hashim and allow villagers to build a church.
Egypt media authority defends suspension of LTC channel
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) in Egypt stated on Monday that its decision to suspend satellite broadcasts of the Light TV Channel (LTC) for two weeks was implemented in accordance with law No. 180, on press and media regulation.
Egypt’s parliament discuss important water resources draft law
Parliament member Hisham al-Hosary, deputy of the Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation, said that a draft law regarding water resources and irrigation will be one of the most important bills discussed during the next parliament session in early October.
Egypt’s international public schools are not privatizing education: minister
The availability of distinguished international education at appropriate prices by the Ministry of Education is not leading to the privatization of education, Education Minister Tarek Shawki clarified.
Egypt’s electronic visa is now available for 41 countries
Incoming tourists and visitors to Egypt can now apply for an online visa from the comfort of their home without the need for embassy appointments after Egypt officially launched its electronic visa services at the Cairo ICT Expo on Sunday aiming to lure tourists back into the country.
Egypt’s court overturns ruling allowing bearded policemen to resume work
An Urgent Matter Court in Egypt has overturned a ruling allowing bearded policemen to return to the force, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday.
Egypt to build a solar park in Kom Ombo, Aswan
The Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority on Thursday signed a 20 million euro deal with Spanish energy company TSK Grupo to build a 26 megawatt solar park in Kom Ombo, Aswan, MENA reported.
Banks’ profits score EGP 45.843bn at end of June 2018
Banks operating in the Egyptian market achieved a net profit of 45.843billion Egyptian pounds at the end of June 2018, against 47.4 billion Egyptian pounds in June 2017, down by 1.56billion Egyptian pounds, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Public enterprise sector minister reveals reform strategy focusing on largest loss-making companies
The Minister of Public Enterprise Sector Hesham Tawfik, revealed in a press conference on Monday, the ministry’s reform strategy in the near-term, the new strategy divides the state-owned companies operated by the ministry into three categories; profitable, limited-profitability, and loss-making companies, the latter will be the main priority.
Egypt, Greece, Cyprus FMs hold talks in Cairo
Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Greek Foreign Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Cairo on Friday afternoon to meet Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry for three-way talks.
Al-Sisi asserts Egypt’s drive to reveal truth, full transparency in Regeni’s murder investigations
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Monday Italy’s Chamber of Deputies Speaker Roberto Fico, where they discussed the latest developments in the case of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni who was killed in 2016.
Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces embark on joint exercises in the Mediterranean
Units from the Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces carried out transcontinental maritime training in the Mediterranean during the recent visit of Pakistan's vessel, SAIF PNS, to Egypt.
Cairo Airport seizes espionage gear flown from UAE, France
Customs officials of the Cargo Terminal at Cairo International Airport halted two attempts to ship espionage equipment into Egypt, including hidden camera gear and a surveillance drone, sent in personal parcels from the UAE and France.
Egypt's Sisi discusses enhancing bilateral ties in a phone call with Austria's Chancellor Kurz
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed bilateral relations and a number of issues of common interest during a phone call Friday evening with Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, said presidential spokesperson Bassem Rady in a statement.
Sisi to attend 73rd UN General Assembly session: Diplomats
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will address the general debate of the seventy-third session for the UN General Assembly, held from September 18 to October 5 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Egyptian Foreign Minister concludes visits to Ethiopia and Eritrea
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry returned to the country on Friday, arriving from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after attending meetings for the African Union (AU) Commission.
Egypt's Sisi to meet European Council President, Austrian Chancellor Sunday
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is expected to meet on Sunday with European Council President Donald Tusk and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, said presidential spokesman Bassam Radi.
Egypt's Sisi instructs government to settle tax disputes
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi instructed the government on Thursday to continue efforts to settle tax disputes in order to boost the confidence of taxpayers and investors.
Egypt among top 10 charcoal producers worldwide: Ministry of Environment
Egypt's production of charcoal makes up 3 percent of the world's output, which makes the country among the top ten charcoal producers worldwide, an official from the Ministry of Environment said on Thursday.
Egypt’s Saint Macarius Monastery temporarily closed to public
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt announced on Saturday that the Saint Macarius Monastery at Wadi al-Natroun is temporarily closed for public visits until the situation inside improves following the killing of Bishop Epiphanius, the monastery head.
Thirty-five people injured in 2 collisions at Cairo outskirts
Minister of Health and Population Khaled Megahed said on Sunday that twenty people were injured in an accident between a Microbus and private car on the Ring Road at the entrance of al-Katameya Ain al-Sokhna Road.
Egypt warns of ‘free visa’ scams
The Foreign Ministry has warned citizens not to deal with individuals or offices of apprenticeship abroad that offer any so-called “free visa”, which would allegedly allow its holder to work at any body or position within the country of the visa.
Egypt to implement ban on heavy trucks on Ring Road starting Saturday
Egypt is set to implement a heavy truck ban on the Greater Cairo Ring Road starting Saturday, the official state news agency MENA reported on Friday.
عسكرة الوعي العمالي…من ليلي مراد إلى هنجيب منين
The article discusses the military’s strategy to co-opt workers.
جند الإسلام.. بقايا القاعدة المرابطين في سيناء
The article sheds light on the declining operations of the Islamic State in Sinai.
أعضاء يستنكرون قانون تعديل نقابة الصحفيين: لم يعرض علينا
Members of the Egyptian Press Syndicate denounced the new bill on the regulation of the Journalists Syndicate.
في «جمهورية الأختام».. هكذا يعيش بعض المصريين بلا أي أوراق رسمية
The article sheds light on the suffering of citizens without identity papers in Egypt.
يبنون الفيلات ويسكنون «العشش».. الحياة القاسية لعمال البناء في مصر
The article discusses the extreme living conditions of construction workers in Egypt.
بعد قرار «الجنايات» بضبط علاء وجمال مبارك.. «التلاعب بالبورصة» قصة صفقة أرباحها تزيد على 2 مليار جنيه
The article looks at the details of the stock market manipulation case against Mubarak's sons.
مصر | المخابرات تروّج لتنشيط السياحة!
The General Intelligence Service has become involved in promoting tourism in Egypt, widening its influence in Egypt.
«ماسبيرو» تتحول إلى «مدينة مخابرات»: الشاشات ملك الدولة
The article examines how the intelligence service manipulated the media to widen its control over Egypt.
«تطوير العشوائيات»: إخلاء مثلث ماسبيرو بالكامل عدا 6 عمارات
The article looks at the government's strategy to develop slum areas, after the demolition project in the Maspero Triangle.