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Egypt court upholds 7-year sentences against 9 officers for involuntary manslaughter
An Egyptian cassation court has rejected the appeal of nine police officers against seven-year prison sentences for the involuntary manslaughter of four people in Tanta city in Gharbeya governorate in 2015.
Egypt parliament to start national dialogue sessions on constitutional amendments next week
The Egyptian parliament's legislative and constitutional affairs committee announced on Tuesday that the country's newly proposed constitutional amendments will be discussed in a two-week national dialogue starting next week.
El-Wazir approved by Egypt's parliament as new transport minister
Egyptian MPs approved in a plenary session on Sunday the appointment of Kamel al-Wazir, the former head of the army's Engineering Authority, as the new minister of transport.
Egypt's 1919 Revolution: Women’s power, then and now
As Egypt marks the centenary of the 1919 Revolution this year, the story of women in the revolution has yet to be fully told while their struggles for equality today continue
Egypt's proposed constitutional amendments: Controversy over women quota
Setting quotas for the allocation of parliamentary seats will face legal challenges.
Egypt's 1923 Constitution: The height of liberalism
The article investigates the story of the 1919 Revolution constitution, which many Egyptians consider the most liberal.
‘External pressure’ on Parliament prevents removal of convicted MPs, blocks implementation of corruption verdicts
Despite court rulings that should put three MPs on the path to having their memberships revoked, parliament’s leadership has largely dragged its feet in carrying out the process without providing much of an explanation.
35 ordered detained in post-Ramses arrest campaign
Egyptian authorities have moved to hold dozens of people in remand detention in the last few days as part of the ongoing security crackdown in response to calls for protests sparked by a fatal train crash that took place in Cairo on 27 February.
On Egypt’s proposed Senate: A constitution reverses
The package of proposed constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office until 2034 also suggests reintroducing a second parliamentary chamber, similar to the Shura Council that was abolished in 2014 for enabling corruption.
Transgender detainees arrested in post-Ramses Station crackdown face adverse prison conditions
Two transgender people swept up in the post-Ramses train crash arrest campaign have faced adverse conditions in detention, including denial of hormone therapy, solitary confinement, and bullying, lawyers told Mada Masr.
Court sentences 1 person to death, 4 to life imprisonment over 2014 attack on police officers
One person was sentenced to death and four others were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday after being convicted of involvement in a 2014 attack on police forces guarding a Giza church, which led to the death of one police officer and injury of another.
Lawyers: At least 70 arrested nationwide for alleged involvement in ‘protests’ sparked by train crash
In the wake of widespread criticism of the government’s lack of investment in railway infrastructure following a train crash last week that killed twenty-two people last week, at least seventy people have been arrested across Egypt over the weekend for alleged involvement in small scale anti-government demonstrations.
Egyptian actor Amr Waked speaks out against military court verdicts sentencing him to prison
Egyptian actor Amr Waked—who has been living in Europe since October 2017—has stated that he will not be returning to Egypt for the time being, after learning from his lawyers that two prison sentences have been issued against him by a military court.
UPDATED: Egypt's Sisi discusses bilateral relations with Sudan's minister of defence and intelligence chief
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Tuesday afternoon in Cairo with Sudanese first vice president and minister of defense, Awad Ibn Auf, and Sudanese chief of national security, Salah Abdallah Gosh, Egyptian intelligence announced.
Egypt's Sisi speaks to Uganda's Museveni by phone, discusses development cooperation in Nile Basin
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni by phone on Sunday, and discussed how to promote developmental cooperation among Nile Basin countries.
Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria FMs highlight importance of unifying Libyan military establishment
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia highlighted on Tuesday the importance of unifying the Libyan military establishment to achieve stability in the war-torn country, adding that they reject all forms of foreign interference, which only further complicates the crisis.
Egypt’s non-oil exports hit $2.043 bln in January
Egypt’s non-oil exports reached 2.043 billion US dollars in total by the end of January, according to a statement released by the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) on Monday.
Egypt's finance minister says ministry's new strategic plan has been finalized
Egypt's Finance Minister Mohamed Maait confirmed that the new strategic plan for the Ministry of Finance, which is the part of Egypt’s sustainable development strategy, Egypt’s Vision 2030, has been finalized.
The ‘genetic modification’ of interest rates in Egypt
The agitation is a small flare up that provides insight into a much deeper problem at the heart of Egypt’s so-called “economic reform” plan: while the government and International Monetary Fund have set out to introduce fiscal and monetary policies to liberalize the economy, they have largely left problems ingrained in Egypt’s wider political economy untouched.
Terrorist movements, foreign elements still trying to isolate and disrupt Egypt, FM tells MPs
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry told MPs that Egypt has been able to achieve many foreign policy successes on the international and regional levels in recent years.
46 'dangerous terrorists' and 3 soldiers killed in Sinai operations - Egypt's military
Forty-six "extremely dangerous" terrorists have been killed in northern and central Sinai during operations by Egypt's armed forces, according to a military statement on the latest developments related to Operation Sinai 2018.
Egypt's Sisi meets top military, security ranks on Friday
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting with military and security top ranks after performing Friday prayers at Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi Mosque in New Cairo's Fifth Settlement district.
Nine border tunnels uncovered, destroyed in North Sinai
Egyptian anti-terrorism forces, in cooperation with army engineers, have uncovered and destroyed nine tunnels along the border in North Sinai governorate, the Egyptian armed forces said in a statement on Thursday.
Egyptian police kill 7 Hasm terrorists in 6 October City: Ministry
Egyptian police killed on Thursday seven terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated terrorist group Hasm in Cairo's Six October City.
تراجع مبيعات "الإسمنت" المصري بعد افتتاح مصنع الجيش
The article examines why cement sector prices have been dropping lately.
في تفسير تعديل «مدد الرئاسة»: 12 عامًا بدون انتخابات.. وفترات لا نهائية بفواصل
The article discusses the ambiguities in the proposed constitutional amendments.
تنفيذًا لـ إخلاء سبيله.. الإفراج عن الصحفي أحمد جمال زيادة
The article covers the story of detention of the Egyptian journalist Ahmad Gamal Ziada.
تجديد حبس 7 من عمال حسن علام 15 يوما بتهم التحريض والتجمهر
Seven workers were renewed detention for fifteen days over charges of instigating and plotting an illegal gathering.
السيسي يقرّب العسكر: ترقية لواء وتعيينه وزيراً
The article analyzes the policy behind Sisi’s promotion for military generals.
الدولة تحاكم النيّات: حتى التفكير في التظاهر ممنوع!
The article discusses how the state has been using surveillance and police harassment against political activists.