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Nation-wide university student union elections to start
The student union elections all over state-owned Egyptian universities are to start on Thursday, as top universities are banning its students from raising any political agendas or demands.
Egypt’s top court upholds rulings against defendants in ‘cabinet incidents’ case
Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Sunday upheld verdicts against fifty-three defendants over various charges of violence and damage to public and private properties in the “cabinet incidents” case as it is known in the media.
Investigations reveal four masked gunman attacked Copts in Minya
A joint team from the Supreme State Security Prosecution and the Public Prosecutor’s office in Minya launched extensive investigations on Saturday into the Friday terrorist attack on touring group of Christians that left seven dead and nineteen injured.
Egypt's Sisi speaks of reforming religious discourse as first day of WYF concludes
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi spoke about the necessity of reforming religious discourse and other challenges facing the country on the first day of the World Youth Forum 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Egyptian MP proposes bill to ban Niqab in public places
An Egyptian parliamentarian proposed a bill to the House of Representatives banning the wearing of Niqab (full-face veils) in public places and imposing a fine of one thousand Egyptian pounds for those who disobey.
One Mickey Mouse-eared Sisi won’t stop the show
Analysts discuss dissent in Egypt’s Sisi, reflecting on protests led by a group of Berlin-based Egyptians opposed to the regime in the days preceding the Tuesday meeting.
Critics blast amendments to Journalists Syndicate law drafted behind closed doors
Proposed amendments to the law governing Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate have come under fire for bypassing normal procedural channels and being rushed through without input from syndicate members.
Rights organizations criticize arrest of at least 31 in Thursday dawn raids
Rights organizations have condemned the Thursday arrest of at least thirty-one people, including employees of the Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) and Aisha al-Shater, the daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Khairat al-Shater.
34 Khanka Mental Health Hospital officials referred to trial over death of 10 patients
Egypt’s Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA) on Tuesday referred thirty-four officials from Khanka Mental Health Hospital for urgent trial on charges of gross negligence that resulted in the death of ten patients who were detained in the hospital in implementation of judicial decisions and judgments.
Hundreds of Copts mourn victims of Minya’s bus terrorist attack
Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered on Saturday to attend the funeral service of seven people killed in the terrorist attack against buses carrying Copts in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate.
‘Insecure,’ presents true stories of female journalists harassed at work
The article discusses a short documentary film about sexual harassment especially in the workplace, and particularly in the journalism career.
Sisi and Merkel to cooperate on terrorism, refugee crisis in joint summit
In a Berlin summit, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the world should exert more effort to end Middle-Eastern conflicts and achieve regional stability, and stressed the importance of advancing the peace process, to achieve a lasting and just settlement of the region’s crises.
Egyptian delegation to oversee Gaza-Israel de-escalation, monitor March of Return protest camps
An Egyptian delegation is set to head the weekly Great March of Return protests in Gaza on Friday in order to monitor the implementation of the new Egypt-brokered agreement to de-escalate conflict near the Gaza-Israel border, according to sources close to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Op-ed review: Germany-Egypt, Trump, Jews
Egypt’s writers followed-up on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Germany this week. The Khashoggi case continues to be of interest, as well as the recent synagogue attack which killed a dozen people in the United States.
Sisi stresses Egypt’s continued support of Palestine
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday in Sharm al-Sheikh. During the meeting the spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency Bassam Rady said that Sisi affirmed Egypt’s continued efforts to support the Palestinian cause, in accordance with the relevant international legal references.
Egypt opens Arab Shield-1 to exchange fighting experience with Arab countries
The Egyptian Armed Forces opened the Joint Training Activities (Arab Shield-1) on Saturday at the Mohammed Najib Military Base, the Fighting Training Square in the Military Northern Zone, and the joint Mediterranean air and sea training zones.
Egypt signs $2.3 billion power plant deal with Saudi ACWA Power: Minister
Egypt signed a deal with Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power on Thursday to build a 2.3 billion US dollar power plant in the country’s south, the Egyptian electricity minister said.
More foreign debt for Egypt?
Egypt’s foreign debt reached 92.6 billion US dollars by the end of June, recording “an increase of 13.6 billion US dollars, or 17.2 percent, on the end of June 2017,” according to the monthly report published a few days ago by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Egypt’s trade with world registers $88.93bn in 2017/18
The size of trade exchange between Egypt and the world in the fiscal year (FY) 2017/18 amounted to 88.930 billion US dollars, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Egypt govt bill prepares companies for re-nationalization
Egypt’s Ministry of the Public Business Sector has prepared a draft law to eliminate the entanglements of companies returning to state ownership.
Egypt's economic reform followed through
After two years of the IMF-backed reform program, economic indicators are improving but the economy remains sluggish, and more reforms are necessary to tackle the underperformance.
What we know about the militant attack that left at least 7 Coptic Christians dead in Minya
At least seven people were killed and nearly twenty injured on Friday in a militant attack on two buses and one microbus carrying Coptic Christians back from the St. Samuel Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate, according to a statement released by the official spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church on Facebook.
At least 7 killed, 12 injured in terrorist attack on bus carrying Copts in Upper Egypt's Minya
Egypt’s prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek has dispatched a team of prosecutors to the site of the terrorist attack on a bus which killed at least seven Copts and injured twelve near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Upper Egypt's Minya on Friday.
18 takfiris killed, 129 suspects arrested during Egypt's ongoing anti-terrorism operation
The Egyptian Army issued on Thursday the twenty-ninth communiqué on the anti-terrorism ”Operation Sinai 2018,“ saying eighteen takfiris have been killed and one hundred twenty nine suspects have been arrested in the recent period as part of the country’s war on terrorism.
19 terrorists killed in Western Desert after attack against Copts in Minya
Egyptian police killed nineteen terrorists in the Western Desert over charges of attacking Copts after they left the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in al-Adwa city in Minya governorate on their way to their homes in Sohag on Friday, the Ministry of Interior stated on Sunday.
آخر حلول «التربية والتعليم»: تحويل المدارس إلى «مراكز خصوصي»!
Private schools constitute a major problem to the reform of Education system in Egypt.
سابع سفير مصري يبدأ عمله في تل أبيب
The new Egyptian ambassador to Israel assumed officially his duties in his capacity as Egypt’s diplomatic representative.
مصر | نجاح في تأمين «منتدى الشباب»... وإخفاق في حماية الأديرة
The article discusses how the state invest in securing propaganda projects such as the Youth Forum, and fail to protect monasteries.
القبض على أقارب قياديين إخوان.. و"التنسيقية للحريات" تحتج بتعليق عملها
Activists condemn the arrests against the Muslim Brotherhood’s relatives and supporters.
التحرش بالعاملات جريمة المجني عليهن في بيئة عمل بلا حقوق
The article discusses how female workers experience hostile work environment forms of sexual harassment.
مركز حقوقي يعرب عن تخوفه على مسار الانتخابات الطلابية بالجامعات
Activists expressed their concerns over students’ elections results, calling for transparent observation.
بعد سد النهضة.. هكذا تواجه مصر ندرة المياه وتحذيرات من غرق الدلتا
The article examines Egypt’s water problems, highlighting the drowning threat against Northern Nile Delta area.
بين «الأعلى للإعلام» والمواقع الإلكترونية: «أقنن آه.. أوفق لا» و«كل المحجوب محجوب» و«أنا ابن مين يا دادة؟»
The article discusses the amendments imposed by state authorities in an effort to control the drafting process and weaken the media in Egypt.