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Egypt renews state of emergency for three months: Official gazette
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has renewed a nationwide state of emergency for three months starting Thursday, the official gazette said, extending a measure in place for around two years.
'Education, healthcare cornerstones of development,' Egypt's PM Madbouly tells Arab Economic Forum
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed in his speech at the Arab Economic Forum (AEF) in Beirut on Thursday that Arab countries need to boost investment in education and healthcare, saying both are the cornerstones of human development in the Arab world where young people make up more than half of the population.
Egypt parliament to hold extraordinary meeting to discuss new extension to state of emergency
Ahmed Saadeddin, secretary general of Egypt's parliament, announced Thursday that the House of Representatives will hold an extraordinary meeting Saturday to discuss President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's decree No. 208/2019, aimed at extending the state of emergency for a new period of three months, starting 1am 25 April and ending 12pm 24 July.
Egypt aims to become regional centre for digital data transfer between continents: Sisi
Egypt aims to become a regional digital centre for the transfer of data between Asia, Africa and Europe, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in a speech at China’s Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing on Saturday.
Egypt MPs back Al-Azhar's new initiative to fight spread of atheism
Osama El-Abd, head of parliament's religious endowments and affairs committee, told Ahram Online that the committee is highly appreciative of a new anti-atheism initiative launched by Al-Azhar.
Egypt's media regulator calls on TV channels to uphold Egyptian values in Ramadan programmes
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation has called on production companies and television channels to uphold “Egyptian values, ethics, tradition and identity” in the television series, programmes and commercials they produce in Ramadan, which starts next week.
Father of Egyptian teenage girl who died in Nottingham slams authorities for 'lack of respect'
The father of an Egyptian engineering student who died after a fatal street assault in Nottingham last year said that British authorities have shown him “no respect” by not informing him of the date of a recent court hearing in the case.
Egypt's labor force reached 28.9 million in 2018, 90% employment rate: CAPMAS
Egypt's state statistics agency CAPMAS has said in a statement released on International Labor Day that Egypt's labor force reached approximately 28.865 million persons with a 90.1 percent employment rate in 2018.
Egypt's constitutional amendments approved: What’s next?
Egyptians backed the constitutional amendments in a referendum, paving the way for major changes.
Egypt's state employees to be assessed ahead of transfer to New Administrative Capital
Egypt's government is set to start an evaluation process for state employees ahead for their transfer to the country's New Administrative Capital in June 2020.
Six Egyptian policemen sentenced to prison for beating detainee to death
A Cairo criminal court has sentenced six policemen to between one to eight years in jail over beating a detainee to death while in police custody last year.
Egypt's constitutional amendments passed by 88.83% in referendum - National Elections Authority
Egypt's National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on Tuesday that Egyptians have voted to pass a number of constitutional amendments in a public referendum, with 88.83% voting in favour.
Egypt's Sisi says advancement of human rights a top national priority
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed Monday that the advancement of human rights is a top national priority for the country's Vision 2030.
Egypt releases imprisoned debtors to mark Ramadan
Egypt has released eighty-nine imprisoned debtors on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins on Monday, a presidential source said.
Prominent Egyptian journalist, Ahram Online founder Hani Shukrallah dies at 69
Prominent Egyptian Journalist Hani Shukrallah, Ahram Online's founder, passed away on Sunday morning in his home at the age of sixty-nine, family members confirmed to Ahram Online.
Egypt's Sisi says army's role in major development projects is only supervisory
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that the military is only overseeing the implementation of the country's national development projects and that all companies working on such projects are civilian, addressing a recent topic of debate about the army's involvement in the economy.
Egypt's parliament approves decision to renew state of emergency for three months
Egypt’s parliament on Saturday approved a presidential decree to extend the nationwide state of emergency, in place for two years, for a further three months.
Renewed state of emergency part of military's efforts to fight terrorism, Egypt PM tells parliament
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Saturday that a renewed state of emergency comes under the armed forces' efforts to fight terrorism, nearly a week after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the measure, in place since 2017, for a further three months.
Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds five-year sentence for Salafist figure Hazem Salah Abu Ismail
Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld on Saturday a five-year prison sentence former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is serving for organizing a violent rally at a Cairo court in 2012.
Egypt's post-referendum changes
The article examines how the last week’s approval of constitutional amendments change the political landscape.
‘I was free, even though I was in prison’
The article writes about the story of detention of the Egyptian journalist Hesham Gaafar.
Sisi says new measures to be implemented in Egyptian industry
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in Alexandria on Tuesday that the government will be implementing a number of measures to reform Egyptian industry, without providing details.
Sisi meets with Somali, S.African presidents ahead of gathering on Sudan, Libya under AU umbrella
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday morning in Cairo with his counterparts from Somalia and South Africa ahead of two meetings set to take place in the Egyptian capital today under the umbrella of the African Union (AU) to discuss the ongoing crises in Sudan and Libya.
Judge overseeing polling station recounts troubling incidents in constitutional referendum
In its final statement on the 2019 constitutional referendum, the National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on April 23 that voters had approved the proposed amendments by 88.8 percent, with a 44.3 percent turnout.
What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of the 1919 revolution?
March 9 marked exactly one hundred years since the outbreak of Egypt’s 1919 revolution, a complex political event about which much has been written and views differ immensely.
The Ababda tribe: Scattered by climate change and development initiatives
The story of the Ababda is one episode in an ongoing history of the government displacing residents as it seeks to benefit from their land.
Egypt's tourism minster discusses bilateral cooperation with head of Saudi tourism board
Egypt’s Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat held a meeting on with the head of Saudi Board for Tourism and National Heritage Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib on Sunday, to discuss ways to boost cooperation in tourism between the two countries.
Sisi talks Egypt development plans, investment opportunities at China's Belt and Road summit
Egyptian Present Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed the country’s plan to create an industrial hub in the area around the Suez Canal when he spoke to Chinese and foreign investors during an international forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing on Friday.
Egypt's Sisi discusses bilateral ties with Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference chairman
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed Egyptian-Chinese relations with chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang in Beijing, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Egypt's Sisi meets with EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Monday in Cairo with European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica to discuss furthering cooperation between Europe and Egypt, presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said.
WB group extends Egypt Country Partnership Framework till 2021
The World Bank Group announced that it will extend its Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2015–2019 with Egypt for two years, so that it will end in 2021.
Egypt targeting 8 percent growth by fiscal year 2021/22: Prime Minister
Egypt is targeting an economic growth rate of 8 percent in the 2021/2022 fiscal year, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
Egypt's United Bank expected to be sold to US investment fund in 3 months: CBE governor
The sale of United Bank to an unnamed US investment fund is expected to be finalised within three months, Tarek Amer, the governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, told MENA state agency on Monday.
Egypt steps up security for Coptic Easter and Sham El-Nessim celebrations
Egyptian authorities have bolstered security across the country ahead of Easter Sunday and Sham El-Nessim celebrations, Sunday and Monday respectively.
Egyptian security forces kill two criminal suspects in Qena shootout
Egyptian security forces have killed two "extremely dangerous" criminal suspects in a shootout in Qena in Upper Egypt, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
بعد أسبوع اختفاء.. ظهور متهمين في النيابة رفضوا التصويت بالإجبار في الاستفتاء
The article sheds light on how journalists who expressed their refusal to the constitutional amendments have been harassed and detained by security officials.
في عيد العمال.. متى يخرج قانون العمل من أدراج مجلس النواب؟
The article reflects on the situation of Egyptian workers and the new labor law.
في عيدهم.. حبس 7 من عمال «حسن علام» 30 يوماً
Seven workers were incarcerated for thirty days over inciting violence charges.
غموض حول القرار.. أسباب انسحاب مصر من «الناتو العربي»
Masr Al Arabiya looks at the reasons why Egypt pulled out from the so called “Arab Nato”.
مقاتلات وخنافس في سماء العريش
Mada Masr writes about the ongoing security issues in Al Arish, northern Sinai.
استفتاء التعديلات الدستورية: لا 90% للسيسي رغم «الكَراتين»
The article discusses the opposition attempts to the controversial constitutional amendments.
«العاصمة الإدارية الجديدة»: ديون ودعاية... ولا حياة
The article discusses the financial costs and impacts of the new administrative capital on the Egyptian economy.
بشير السباعي.. الشاعر المسكون بآلهة كثيرة
The article reflects on the life of the Egyptian translator Bashir El-Sebaie.