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Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority unfreezes assets of Mubarak-era interior minister, key aide
Egypt’s Illicit Gains Authority has decided to remove the names of a Mubarak-era interior minister and presidential chief of staff from a list of those subject to an asset freeze after the men were recently acquitted of charges of relating to corruption.
Cairo court releases Al-Jazeera correspondent Mahmoud Hussein under precautionary measures
A Cairo Criminal Court decided on Thursday to release Al-Jazeera correspondent Mahmoud Hussein under precautionary measures.
Media council launching investigation over Egyptian actor's racist comments
Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation announced on Saturday that it is launching an investigation after complaints were made against the TV talk show Sheikh El-Hara, which has drawn heavy criticism after celebrity guest Maged El-Masry made disparaging comments about sub-Saharan African women.
Former president Hosni Mubarak gives his first interview in nine years
EGP 300 million allocated for poor households, education: Ministry of Religious Endowments
The Ministry of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) has allocated an 300 million Egyptian pounds to support the state's poorest villages and education services, Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced.
Egyptian court refers preliminary death sentences on six defendants to Grand Mufti
Cairo Criminal Court has sought the non-binding opinion of Egypt's Grand Mufti on preliminary death sentences passed down on six defendants out of 70 others on charges of murder, terrorism, and forming and joining a terrorist group, in the 2013 case known as the “Kerdasa Public Resistance Committee” trial.
Egypt: Amending judicial regulations
The article discusses how recent constitutional amendments mean laws regulating the Constitutional Court and judicial authorities must be modified.
25 percent increase in journalist allowance as of May: Journalists Syndicate head
The head of the Journalists Syndicate, Diaa Rashwan, has said that a twenty-five percent increase in the allowance given to its members will be applied as of May.
From the Kofta Machine to 100 Million Health Lives: Egypt’s success in stemming hepatitis C
The article reflects on Egypt’s journey from the spread of hepatitis C to the beginning of its decline.
Egypt's President Sisi directs govt to continue efforts to provide business-friendly environment
Pesident Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government on Monday to maintain efforts necessary for ensuring an investment-friendly environment.
Suez Canal Authority head hails role of simulation centre in training his staff
The head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish has lauded the key role played by the Maritime Training and Simulation Centre in training SCA staff and developing scientific research.
Egypt sends 2 aid planes to Zimbabwe
Two military planes carrying Egyptian aid arrived in Zimbabwe Tuesday night, sent in the aftermath of the hurricane that recently hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Sudan military council chief visits Egypt
The head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) arrived in Cairo Saturday, an airport official said, at his first foreign trip since taking power after the April ouster of president Omar al-Bashir.
Egypt, France conduct naval exercise in Mediterranean
Egyptian and French naval forces carried out on Tuesday a maritime training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.
Sisi discusses boosting trade ties with Zambia's Lungu
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed over the phone boosting bilateral trade ties and investment with Zambian President Edgar Lungu, El-Sisi's spokesman said.
The new administrative capital: Outside the state budget or outside public accountability?
The government project to build a new administrative capital in the desert east of Cairo is well underway, with plans to construct ministries, residential neighborhoods, artificial lakes, conference centers, hospitals and hotels while its finances are not subject to any public oversight or accountability.
Egypt's Sisi inspects construction sites at New Administrative Capital
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Friday inspected a number of construction sites at the country’s New Administrative Capital.
Why the dollar went south
The US dollar has been depreciating against the Egyptian pound since January, with experts unsure that such moves can continue.
Trade exchange between Egypt and Algeria hits $938 million
The trade exchange between Egypt and Algeria hit 938 million USD last year, the Egyptian Commercial Service Authority said on Thursday.
Cairo to Renovate All Its Informal Housing Units to Become ‘Slum-Free’ by the End of the Year
Khaled Abdel-Aal, Cairo governor, announced plans to refurbish all of Cairo’s slums and informal housing units by the end of the year.
Egypt's Prime Minister follows up on security measures at ports, borders
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed on Thursday the government's keenness on following up security measures meant to ensure the safety of ports, protect national borders and fight the smuggling of goods.
زيادات جديدة في أسعار الكهرباء.. والشرائح الأقل استهلاكًا تتحمل النصيب الأكبر
The article sheds light on the increase in electricity prices and how it is going to place a strain on Egyptians.
«المرأة الحديدية» متهمة بالفساد!
The article discusses the role of former Investment Minister in the political and economic life in Egypt, after joining “Egyptian Media Group” established by the general intelligence to monitor media outlets in Egypt.
«كأس الأمم الإفريقية» في مصر: النظرة الأمنية تعرقل توزيع التذاكر
The article examines the security measures taken by authorities to organize the coming African World Cup which will be held in Egypt.
«شبكة حقوق الإنسان» ترصد قائمة محدثة للسجناء الصحفيين في مصر
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information published an updated list on the imprisoned journalists and called on authorities to release them.