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Egypt prosecutors investigating Minya killing of two Copts by police sergeant after 'altercation'
Egypt’s general prosecution is investigating the murder of two Copts by a police sergeant who was guarding a church in Upper Egypt’s Minya this week.
Egypt: Cracking down on monopolies
Parliament has agreed on amendments to laws toughening penalties on monopolistic practices in a bid to curb increases in the prices of basic goods
Egypt cabinet refutes reports EGP 1.3 bln allocated to renovate Jewish heritage sites only
The Egyptian cabinet has said that 1.3 billion Egyptian pounds has been allocated to renovate a number of archaeological sites across the country, and not only Jewish heritage sites, as the media had reported.
INTERVIEW: Doctors Syndicate secretary-general Mona Mina warns of growing shortage of physicians in public hospitals
Mona Mina, secretary-general of the Doctors Syndicate, talks about an acute and possibly worsening deficiency in public hospitals and the growing complaints by doctors about their work conditions.
Cabinet approves deal on migration challenges in Egypt
The cabinet approved during its weekly meeting Thursday a presidential decree about a finance deal between Egypt and the European Commission on a migration challenges' program in Egypt.
Egypt's Sisi approves two loans from African Development Bank for water treatment project
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree approving a loan agreement worth a hundred million dollars between Egypt and the African Development Bank (ADB), earmarked to finance a wastewater treatment plant at Abu Rawash, Giza.
Egypt releases prominent blogger Wael Abbas
Egyptian authorities have released prominent blogger and journalist Wael Abbas after more than seven months of detention, his lawyer said.
Former head of Egypt's Customs Authority charged with accepting bribes
Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek has referred the former head of the Egyptian Customs Authority to a criminal trial on charges of accepting bribes to illegally offer bribe-givers customs benefits, a source at the public prosecution office said on Monday.
How will Egypt react to Italian escalation in the Regeni case?
The article discusses three incidents that took place earlier this month marked a clear escalation by Italy in the case of Italian PhD researcher Giulio Regeni, who was tortured and killed in Egypt in 2016.
Waiting until you can’t
Mada Masr discusses how a Minya archdiocese's seventeen-year-long attempt to license a church was capped by violence.
On the precarious ‘non-existence’ of Egyptian atheists
Amr Ezzat writes about the contradiction inherent in the state’s response to atheists.
Parliament’s religious affairs committee approves in principle draft law to regulate ‘fatwa’
The parliamentary committee of religious affairs and endowments approved in principle a draft law, submitted by committee member MP Omar Hamroush, on Tuesday, to regulate the issuance of fatwas (edicts) in Egypt.
MP collects signatures of 200 members to omit religion from National ID Card
About two hundred parliament members signed a petition on Tuesday to express support for a draft law submitted by another fellow member, Ismail Nasr al-Din, in order to omit the religion field from the National ID card.
Egypt calls for end to escalation in Palestine: FM
Egypt's foreign ministry has called for an end to the "escalation in Palestine and the prevention of any practices that would only lead to further deterioration of the situation and undermine all efforts to revive the peace process."
Egypt's Sisi discusses regional developments with Abu Dhabi's crown prince in phone call
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call on Thursday night from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, discussing the latest developments in regional files of common interest.
EU court rejects Mubarak bid to end European sanctions
An EU court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak to lift a freeze on his assets in Europe that followed his ouster in the 2011 revolution.
Egypt, US discuss boosting cooperation in civil aviation field
Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Younes al-Masry discussed on Tuesday with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen means of boosting bilateral cooperation in the civil aviation field.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign deal on supporting young entrepreneurs in tourism field
Egypt's tourism minister signed an agreement with President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on supporting the Arab young entrepreneurs in the tourism field.
Minya finding ways of using waste
In a move to make the most of its solid waste and prevent environmental pollution, a waste-recycling plant was recently inaugurated in the Minya governorate.
Egypt, Algeria sign MoU to increase trade exchange
The Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI) to activate the Egyptian-Algerian Business Council, with a view to increasing the volume of trade exchange and exploring available trade and investment opportunities.
Egypt purchases 180,000 tons of wheat from Russia, Romania
Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer has purchased 180,000 tons of wheat from Russia and Romania in an international bid, an official said on Wednesday.
Egypt to record further progress on fiscal consolidation in 2019: Fitch Report
Credit Macro and Industry Expertise Foundation Fitch Solutions expect Egypt’s fiscal deficit to narrow from an estimated 9.4 percent of GDP in FY2017/18 to 7.8 percent in FY2018/19 and 6.4 percent of GDP in FY2019/20, a recent report said.
Egypt central bank to issue EGP 18.7 billion in treasury bills
Egypt’s Central Bank (CBE) issued on Thursday treasury bills worth 18.7 billion Egyptian pounds in two auctions.
Egypt to grant residency to foreigners who own residential properties: Ministry
Egypt's interior ministry said it is offering residency to foreigners who own residential properties in the country, in a bid to boost hard currency needed to improve the country's finances.
Egypt's security forces kill 27 terrorists in recent operations: Army
Egyptian security forces have killed twenty-seven "very dangerous" terrorists during recent security operations, the armed forces said in a statement on Wednesday.
السيسي يحقق «أحلامكنّ»: شقق وسيارات من صندوق «تحيا مصر»
The article analyzes Sisi’s policy toward women and how he seeks to mobilize them in support of his regime.
إسرائيل ترفض طلباً مصرياً بتعديل اتفاقية «الكويز»
The article discusses the negotiations between Egypt and Israel after the latter has refused to reduce its share in the Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) agreement.
تداول بطيء في قانون الجمعيات الأهلية: الرؤية الأمنية أولاً!
The article discusses how the negotiated amendments to the NGOs law will be strictly tailored to conform with the state’s security vision.
صنع في السجن
The article discusses how four Egyptian youth adopted Takfiri ideology after serving terms in Egyptian prisons, a place that nurtures extremism.
هل تساعد الشراكة مع «موانئ دبي» على تطوير المنطقة الاقتصادية لقناة السويس؟
The article examines the challenges in Egypt-UAE cooperation to develop the economic zone in the Suez Canal.
قرار حكومي بتوفيق أوضاع 168 كنيسة ومبنى مشروط بـ «الحماية المدنية» والترميم وإعادة البناء
The article discusses the cabinet’s decision N51 of 2018 to renovate and protect churches across Egypt.
ومن المخطوط.. «العسكري»
Mada Masr explores the policy behind the defense ministry’s acquisition of manuscripts related to the military, following Sisi’s decree N 183 of 2018.