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Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds verdict putting 169 Brotherhood members on terror list
The Court of Cassation on Saturday upheld a verdict that placed 169 convicted members of the Muslim Brotherhood on the country's terror list for five years.
Fighting poverty in Upper Egypt
Efforts to fight poverty in Upper Egypt may be paying off as government statistics have revealed a drop in poverty rates in Egypt’s southern governorates, but much still remains to be done.
‘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.
Rights groups: 2 Ramses crackdown detainees subjected to invasive physical exams that amount to ‘torture’
Invasive physical examinations were conducted on two people swept up in the wide-reaching post-Ramses Station arrest campaign, according to rights lawyers, who said the procedures amounted to “torture and sexual violence.”
Egypt’s parliament approves law protecting personal data
The Communications Committee of the House of Representatives on Monday approved a draft law proposed by the government to protect personal data.
Egypt’s parliament to discuss personal data protection bill
The Communications Committee of the House of Representatives will meet with representatives from many ministries on Monday to discuss a draft law protecting personal data and listen to various views on the subject and reach a solution that will satisfy all parties, Ahmed Badawi, chairman of the committee announced.
Egypt’s govt to drug test university students, employees
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced Friday that campaigns to detect drugs usage will be carried out through a clear plan for Egypt’s universities, aimed at targeting students and employees only.
Egypt to Establish a Law to Help Egyptians Abroad
Egypt is working on creating a law to a establish Fund for Caring for Egyptians Abroad to help assist Egyptian expatriates. The final draft was sent to the ministerial cabinet on 14 March for approval.
Egypt’s Court of Cassation sentences 27 policemen to 3 years in prison
The Court of Cassation on Wednesday upheld a court ruling sentencing twenty-seven police officers in South Sinai to three years in prison and cancelled a LE 6,000 fine over charges of protesting and going on strike.
Egypt's foreign minister heads delegation at Egyptian-Omani meetings in Muscat
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is in Oman at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the Egyptian-Omani joint committee, which kicked off in Muscat on Monday.
Egypt's Sisi calls for integration between Arab and African nations at youth forum in Aswan
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called for the implementation of programmes to achieve integration without obstacles between Arab and African nations.
Sisi meets Slovenian FM in Cairo
The restoration of stability and security in countries suffering crises is the essential basis of success for any political efforts aimed at achieving a settlement and finding peace, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Miro Cerar in Cairo on Wednesday.
Egypt refutes criticism of US 2018 report on human rights conditions: Spokesperson
Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez refuted criticisms addressed by the US Department of State on conditions of human rights in Egypt on Thursday, saying that “Egypt does not recognize the grounds on which [US reports on human rights conditions] are based.”
Egypt named Africa’s “Hottest Tech Scene” by Business Insider
Business Insider named Egypt’s tech entrepreneurship scene as Africa’s “hottest tech scene” while highlighting two main challenges that are present in the field.
Egypt Dedicates €31 Million to Fight Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
In an effort to fight the dangers of climate change, Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad announced a national plan to protect coastal areas from sea level rise.
Boeing 737 Max Temporarily Barred from Egyptian Airspace
According to state news outlet Al Ahram Egyptian authorities have stated their intention to ban all Boeing Co 737 MAX planes from Egyptian airspace and airports.
التعديلات الدستورية: فتحي سرور ومصطفى الفقي وآمال عثمان أبرز المدعوين للحوار المجتمعي
The article discusses the debate over the controversial constitutional amendments.
لأن «الدورة الشهرية» تأتي في السجن أيضًا.. حملة لإعادة النظر في حقوق المسجونات
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights launched a campaign on women prisoners’ rights, calling on the prison authorities to provide sanitary products free of charge to female prisoners.
حشد الدولة في انتخابات «الصحفيين»: 3 مقاعد فقط من قائمة الـ «واتساب»
Renowned journalist Diaa Rashwan won the presidency of Egypt’s Press Syndicate in the mid-term election held on Friday, according to a committee supervising the election.
«اﻷعلى للإعلام» يصدر «لائحة الجزاءات»
The Supreme Council for Media issued on Monday the sanctions and regulations list.
مصادر: «الداخلية» تساوم أهالي الوراق على أراضيهم مقابل الإفراج عن 3 من أبناء الجزيرة
The security forces arrested three residents of Al Waraq in a bid to put pressure on Al Warraq residents to relinquish the land to the government, according to sources.
"ِباسْمِ الشَعب": تقرير رصدي لأحكام الإعدام الصادرة في عام 2018 وتحليل أنماط استخدام العقوبة في المحاكم المصرية
The Egyptian Initiative for personal Rights and the Adalah Center for Rights and Freedoms (ACRF) issued a joint report entitled “In the Name of the People” on the death penalty in Egypt during 2018.