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Is the government building a parallel bureaucracy?
In March, the Egyptian government issued an official framework for a planned sovereign wealth fund that is fully owned by the state and will operate as an independent body—legally, administratively, and financially.
Egypt court confirms prison terms for 3 men convicted of accidentally killing teen with celebratory gunfire
A Giza criminal court has confirmed a May 2018 criminal court sentence of seven years in prison against three men who were convicted of accidently killing a thirteen-year-old with a stray bullet from celebratory gunfire.
Egypt's laws regulating Constitutional Court and judicial authorities to be discussed by parliament
At the end of a plenary session on Tuesday, Egypt’s parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal surprised MPs by revealing that the government has referred amendments to laws regulating the performance of the Supreme Constitutional Court and other judicial authorities to parliament.
Remembering Hani Shukrallah, the activist-journalist
Mada Masr writes about the memories from four different generations touching on the life and work of Hani Shukrallah.
Suspect in murder of coptic priest over personal dispute detained 4 days pending investigations
Qalioubiya prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the detention of a church guard four days pending investigation after he was accused of killing a priest in a dispute over money.
Egypt's unemployment rate falls to 8.1% in Q1 2019: CAPMAS
Egypt’s unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 10.6 percent in the same period the prior year, official state statistics agency CAPMAS said on Wednesday.
Egypt's parliament speaker dismisses reports that new rent law is being drafted
Egyptian parliament speaker Ali Abdel- al told MPs in a plenary session on Sunday that the house has recently been the target of rumors that have caused much misunderstanding among the public and political circles.
Egypt court sentences 2 to death, 9 to jail over 2017 terrorist attack on a Coptic church
A Cairo criminal court sentenced two men to death on Sunday and handed down prison terms to a number of others over a 2017 terrorist attack on a Coptic church south of Cairo that killed eleven people.
US Senator Edward Case visits Egyptian parliament
Al Ahram reports on the visit of Senator Case which is the first of its kind for a US Congress member in three years.
Egypt's Sisi discusses bilateral, intra-African cooperation with Ghana's parliament speaker
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed boosting bilateral relations and inter-African cooperation with Ghana's visiting parliament speaker Aaron Mike Oquaye, an Egyptian presidency spokesman said.
Egypt's Sisi stresses support for Sudan stability, security to AUHIP chief in Cairo meeting
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed the importance of Sudan's stability and security to the chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki during a meeting in Cairo.
Egypt's Sisi opens mega Rod El-Farag road; the world's widest causeway
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday inaugurated mega road Rod al-Farag and the world's widest causeway easing traffic congestion in the capital Cairo and linking it to the country's far north.
Egypt's tourism minister discusses sector progress with IMF delegation
Egypt's Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat met on Tuesday with head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Egypt Subir Lall to discuss the country's efforts to develop the tourism sector as part of its structural reform program.
Egypt police kill 'extremely dangerous' terrorist on Cairo-Suez road
Egypt's interior ministry has killed an “extremely dangerous” terrorist in an exchange of fire on a Cairo-Suez highway, it said on Friday.
1st week of Ramadan: Power cuts, long lines for gas and stray bullets
The first week of Ramadan in North Sinai was difficult for many of the governorate’s residents.
جدار العريش.. «ولاية سيناء» يحاول تعطيل البناء و«الجيش» يستكمل رغم الخسائر
Mada Masr sheds light on the ongoing terrorist threat in Sinai.
الباعة الجائلون .. من حكايات «الإصلاح الاقتصادي» في مترو الأنفاق
The article examines the phenomenon of street vending and how it became a source of income to educated people to afford their livelihood.
قراءة في الموازنة الجديدة: أولويات الحكومة في إنفاق أموالنا
Mada Masr analyzes the state policy of the new public budget for FY 2019-2020 and its impacts on Egypt’s projected economic growth.
الإعلام المصري في زمن السيسي: «ما بعد التطبيل»!
The article discusses the role of the media in serving Sisi’s regime.