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Egypt PM forms committee tasked with preparing amendments for the NGOs law
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued on Saturday a decision to establish a committee tasked with preparing a comprehensive vision on amending the controversial law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country.
Court adjourns Strong Egypt Party head Abul-Fotouh appeal in terrorism listing case to January
Egypt's Court of Cassation adjourned on Saturday the appeal case filed by the head of the Strong Egypt Party Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh, his son, and six members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood against their placement on the terrorism list to 19 January to review documents.
Egypt's PM issues decree to establish new committee on human rights
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decree on Friday establishing a higher committee on human rights.
Egypt's Sisi has ordered local council elections for early 2019: Minister
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has issued directives to hold local council elections at the beginning of next year, the local development minister said on Friday.
Banning employed doctors from unpaid leave: A Forced return?
The article looks at the controversial decree which bans doctors employed by the government from taking unpaid leave.
After the Rabea verdict: How the state’s claim for millions in damages has kept Shawkan, 214 others in prison
The article discusses how those convicted in the Rabea dispersal case remain in prison in lieu of paying millions in damages.
Will the laity save the Coptic Church?
The article sheds light on the discussions around electing a new Congregational Council after the death of Bishop Epiphanius.
Lawyer calls Hesham Gaafar’s 3-year detention illegal, judge recuses himself
A North Cairo Criminal Court judge recused himself from presiding over the detention renewal of journalist and researcher Hesham Gaafar, who has been held in remand for over three years, due to suspected issues of impartiality.
Al-Tayeb asserts Hadith significance on Mawlid Al-Nabi
Egypt’s Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, asserted the significance of al-Hadith of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, denouncing calls of its exclusion from the legislation process.
Echoes from the past
The article talks about how the voices of Egyptian troops in World War I can be reconstructed.
Egypt's PM meets Ethiopian counterpart in Addis, conveys message from Sisi
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met on Sunday with his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed on the sidelines of the eleventh African Union Extraordinary Summit in Addis Ababa, delivering a message from President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
Egypt's Sisi orders 100 military training scholarships for African countries in 2019
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has issued directives on providing a hundred new military training scholarships to African countries in 2019, he said during a meeting on Thursday morning with Guinean Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and National Defence Mohamed Diane.
Egypt's Shoukry discusses illegal immigration with EU migration commissioner in Addis Ababa
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed illegal immigration and ways to combat it in Addis Ababa, Wednesday, with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.
Egypt FM calls for overcoming delay in implementing Nile dam decisions during Adis Ababa talks
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has called for overcoming slow progress on implementing decisions concerning a controversial dam Addis Ababa is building on the River Nile during talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu on Wednesday.
After Gaza ceasefire, Egypt works to alleviate Hamas skepticism of Israeli commitment to truce
Egypt’s intervention in the Israel-Gaza truce process was key to preventing war from breaking out in the Gaza Strip last week—despite Hamas’ skepticism of Israel’s commitment to a ceasefire that was subsequently reached, a source close to the Palestinian group said on Saturday.
US midterm elections: Bad news for Sisi?
The article examines how the results of the US midterm elections would affect Egypt.
Egypt's Sisi approves World Bank loan to develop healthcare system
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued decree No 329 of 2018, approving a 530 million US dollar loan agreement between the Egyptian government and the World Bank to improve the public healthcare system in Egypt.
Five killed, 12 injured in traffic accident in Egypt's Aswan
Five people were killed and twelve others injured when a bus and a microbus collided on the Abu-Simbel-Aswan Highway on Monday morning, approximately 850km south of Cairo.
Egypt's defence minister inspects CEN-SAD counterterrorism centre in Cairo
Egypt's Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki inspected on Sunday the counterterrorism center in Cairo for the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), which has been established based on the recommendations of the 2016 CEN-SAD meetings in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh.
Cairo airport check-in systems back to normal after technical problems - Ministry
Egypt's civil aviation ministry has said that Cairo airport’s check-in systems are functioning normally after three hours of disruption on Sunday.
Province of Sinai video claims former police and military personnel among its ranks, confirms death of Islamic State Sinai leader
The Islamic State-affiliated Province of Sinai released a promotional video on Tuesday, titled, “The Path of Rationality from Darkness to Light,” which features a number of former police and reserve military personnel who purportedly joined the ranks of the militant group.
منظمات حقوقية: تحرير العمل الأهلي عملية متكاملة تبدأ من قانون يضمن استقلاله وتنطلق من تقدير لدور المنظمات المستقلة وليس الانتقام منها.
Human rights organizations called on the government to redraft the NGOs law and lift all barriers to civic action in Egypt, in accordance with the constitution and international conventions.
توابع اغتيال خاشقجي تصل مصر
The article discusses the repercussions of the Khashoggi affair on Egypt’s regional policy.
ارتفاع أسعار الفائدة.. مكاسب للبنوك وأعباء على الحكومة
The article examines how high interest rates burden the government budget.
ما غاب عن اﻷلباب في تناول «منتدى الشباب»
The article analyzes Egyptian media coverage of the World Youth Forum.
بعد أيام من القبض عليه.. محامٍ بـ «كتائب حلوان» يظهر في جلسة المحاكمة كمتهم في القضية
A lawyer and member in the defense committee for the case N 4459 of 2015 has appeared before the court as a defendant on Saturday.
صحفيون يرفضون تعديل قانون النقابة بعيدا عن الجمعية العمومية: توقيت مثير للشبهات
Journalists voiced their concerns against the new Syndicate bill.
مصر | مشروع «العاصمة الجديدة»: ها هي المباني، أين التنمية؟
The article examines how the new administrative capital city project negatively affects the development in Egypt.
الدولة تسيطر على اتحادات الطلبة في الجامعات
The article looks at how the government interferes in universities and controls the students unions.