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Egypt parliament approves extending state of emergency for three months
Egypt’s parliament–the House of Representatives–approved on Sunday a three-month extension of a nationwide state of emergency.
Cabinet-affiliated committee to set up database on Egyptian expats
Egypt's Prime Minster Mostafa Madbouli said on Saturday that a national committee will be formed to provide an integrated database on Egyptian expats.
Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta launches World Fatwa Index to regulate issuance of religious edicts, combat extremist ideas
Egypt's Dar al-Ifta, the body responsible for issuing religious edicts, announced on Thursday the launch of the World Fatwa Index to regulate the issuance of Islamic religious edicts (fatwas).
'No future for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,' analysts say
Analysts say wide-scale religious reform is needed to end the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood regaining influence in Egypt
Egypt aims to reduce poverty by half by 2020: CAPMAS
On the international day for the eradication of poverty, Egypt announced that it aims to reduce poverty by half by 2020 and eliminate it by 2030 as part of its strategic development plan, according to the state-run Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).
Egypt to give legal status to 120 unlicensed churches
An Egyptian presidential committee tasked with reviewing the status of unlicensed Christian places of worship is set to legalise 120 unlicensed churches in the country, Al-Ahram reported.
Egypt military court sentences 17 to death over church bombings
An Egyptian military court sentenced on Thursday seventeen people to death and handed dozens of others hefty jail terms over their involvement in three deadly church bombings and joining the terrorist group Daesh.
Leftist activist Haitham Mohamadein ordered released on bail in Metro protests case
A Giza criminal court ordered on Wednesday the release on bail pending trial of leftist activist Haitham Mohamadein, according to his lawyer.
Health Ministry account refutes witnesses, medical reports, insists electric shock did not cause doctor’s death
The article sheds light on the diverging reports regarding the circumstances of Abu Bakr’s death from the most recent point of discord between medical professionals and the ministry, which has faced criticism in recent years for not taking sufficient measures to protect the interests of hospital staff, or guarantee safe and sustainable working conditions.
Arrest orders issued for missing lawyers Ezzat Ghoneim, Azouz Maghoub
Arrest orders were issued for lawyers Ezzat Ghoneim and Azouz Mahgoub, who have been missing since mid-September, on Saturday for failing to meet the conditions of their release in Case 441/2018, according to lawyer Ahmed Shawky.
3 arrested during spate of raids in Cairo and Alexandria, whereabouts unknown
A spate of raids in recent days has prompted fears that the state is renewing its ongoing crackdown on political opposition, after three arrests were carried out in Cairo and Alexandria at the beginning of this week.
House of Representatives law to be amended during fourth legislative round
Egypt’s parliament is set to amend some articles of the House of Representatives law during the fourth legislative round.
Egypt's SIS refutes reports claming theft of British tourist's heart and kidneys
The State Information Service (SIS) refuted on Sunday British media reports claiming that a tourist in Hurghada had his organs stolen last month in Egypt, saying samples of his bodies were only analyzed.
Egypt elected as member of joint coordination council of WHO programme
The Preventive Medicine Sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced that Egypt has been elected as a member of the joint coordination council of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Egyptian, Greek officials meet in Cairo, express pride in 'strong relations'
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received in Cairo on Sunday the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Terens Quick to discuss development cooperation between the two countries, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
Sisi, Putin sign comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement in Sochi
During a bilateral summit in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement, which both leaders described as significant for enhancing cooperation between the two countries during the upcoming period.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia kick off joint military drills Tabuk 4 in southern Egypt
Egypt's armed forces have begun a series of military drills with Saudi counterparts in southern Egypt, Egypt's military spokesman said on Wednesday.
Egypt signs €135m agreements with EU on employment and curbing irregular migration
Egypt's Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and director-general for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Christian Danielsson signed on Thursday two comprehensive development agreements worth 135 million euros on job creation and curbing irregular migration.
3 recommendations for Egypt’s economic program
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights researcher presents EIPR’s three recommendations for Egypt’s economic program, as outlined in their new report, “Eye on Debt III.”
Egypt authorities raid large illegal wild animal farm
The Egyptian Ministry of Environment's Nature Protection Department said on Thursday that the environment police has raided a large illegal wild animal farm in a desert area.
450 terrorists killed since the start of Operation Sinai 2018: Egypt military
Egypt's military spokesman has said that more than 450 terrorists have been killed since the launch of Operation Sinai 2018 earlier this year.
Egyptian police kill 9 terrorists in shoot-out in Upper Egypt: Ministry
Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that police had killed nine terrorists near the Assiut-Sohag desert highway.
4 civilians fatally shot near military checkpoint amid week of violence in Arish
Four civilians were killed by an unidentified shooter in the Samran neighborhood of southern Arish on Saturday, the latest in a string of violent incidents to occur in North Sinai this past week.
Local sources: 1 civilian killed, 1 critically injured after unidentified shelling hits Sheikh Zuwayed home
One person was killed and another was critically injured on Thursday morning after a home in the North Sinai city of Sheikh Zuwayed was hit by artillery shelling, according to local sources.
3 تغيرات عالمية تهدد الاقتصاد المصري
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a report examining the challenges against the economic reform in Egypt.
تعديلات لا تنهي المعاناة.. هكذا تنظم «شمال سيناء» التزود بالوقود
The article examines how North Sinai residents manage to afford their daily life needs.
قبل صدور اللائحة التنفيذية للقانون.. «الأعلى للإعلام» يفتح باب التقدم لترخيص الوسائل الإعلامية لمدة 15 يومًا
The Supreme Council for Media announced that it started to receive license requests from media outlets.
«الأعلى للإعلام»: رفض طلبات ترخيص مواقع جماعة الإخوان المسلمين
The Supreme Council for Media refused to accept Muslim Brotherhood-led media license applications.
المعارضة ترفض "الطوارئ" للمرة الأولى
The opposition force in the parliament opposed the extension of the state of emergency for three months.
«المصرى للدراسات»: موجات تضخمية وارتفاعات فى أسعار الطاقة خلال 2019
Researchers expect that there will be no decline in dollar interest rates by 2019, highlighting the need to develop a clear strategy for the economic reform.
مرشحو «عليا الوفد» يتنافسون على إعادة هيكلة الحزب وتحقيق الاستقلال المالى
The article examines the latest restructuring measures within al-Wafd party.