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Revising Egypt's personal status laws
At the request of parliament, al-Azhar, Egypt’s three Christian churches, the National Council of Women (NCW), and a number of NGOs have prepared draft laws regulating marriage, divorce, and the custody of children.
Piecing together what happened in Joura: ‘Double tap’ strike and a fighter jet in the sky
Attributing fault for collateral damage in Sinai is hard, but those in Joura say they know this time.
139 imprisoned debtors released on Eid Al-Fitr in Egypt
One hundred thirty-nine indebted prisoners were released today on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, according to a statement by the interior ministry.
Al-Sayyid Negm on Publishing in Egypt: ‘A Beautiful and Difficult Journey’
Al-Sayyid Negm, author of the 2018 environmental novel The Noise of Frogs, talks about writing what he sees as “resistance literature” and the “beautiful and difficult journey” of getting published in Egypt.
Egypt Denies Accusations of War Crimes in Sinai by HRW
Egypt’s military has denied a report by Human Rights Watch in which the non-governmental organizations accuses the military apparatus of committing war crimes such as “forced kidnappings,” “executions” and “torture” in Sinai.
Egypt’s defence minister discusses bilateral ties with Rwandan FM in Cairo
Egypt’s Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki met on Thursday in Cairo with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Richard Sezibera to discuss bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest.
Egypt's Sisi reaffirms role of religious discourse in confronting extremism
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stressed the importance of having balanced religious discourse in confronting extremism and radical ideology.
Egypt's Sisi and Lebanese PM Al-Hariri discuss means of strengthening bilateral cooperation
The two leaders also reviewed the current regional political scene, including the situation in Syria and other conflict-hit Arab countries, according to a statement by the presidential spokesperson.
Egypt seeking partners south of the border
This week’s meeting in Cairo between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the chief of Sudan’s military council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan could mark the beginning of wide-ranging cooperation between Cairo and Khartoum, says a senior Egyptian official.
Bombardier named preferred bidder for $3.4 billion Cairo monorail project
Train and plane manufacturer Bombardier said it has been selected to carry out a three-billion-euro monorail project in Egypt that will run from the capital Cairo to the eastern and western outskirts.
Volume of Egypt’s non-petroleum exports hit $1.3 billion in April
In statements on Monday, the authority detailed that during April the country’s exports of food products hit 433 million US dollars and of industrial products stood at 897 million US dollars in April 2019.
Egypt's May net foreign reserves rise to $44.27 bln: Central bank
Egypt’s net foreign reserves rose to 44.275 billion US dollars at the end of May from 44.218 billion US dollars in April, the central bank said on Monday.
Dollar prices stable at major Egyptian banks
The exchange rate of the US dollar was relatively stable during morning transactions on Sunday at major banks, after a wave of declines over the past few days that reached 110 piasters since the beginning of 2019, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Egypt security forces kill 14 terrorists involved in Al-Arish attack
Egypt’s security forces killed fourteen terrorist elements Wednesday in pursuit of those involved in an attack against a security checkpoint earlier in North Sinai’s al-Arish city, the Egyptian interior ministry announced.
Five terrorists killed in attack on North Sinai checkpoint
A shootout took place in the early hours of Wednesday between Egyptian security forces and a number of terrorists who attacked a security checkpoint south of al-Arish city in North Sinai.
Islamic State group claims responsibility for El-Arish terrorist attack
The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed eight Egyptian policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, as the country marked the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
Six criminals killed in shootout with police in Sharqiya
Six criminals were killed in a shootout with police forces in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Sharqiya, the interior ministry said in a statement on Wednesday morning.
Egypt's arrest of terrorist Ashmawi offers wealth of information about takfiri groups, say MPs
The extradition of Hesham al-Ashmawy, one of the most wanted terrorists in Egypt, from Libya to Egypt on Tuesday night was widely welcomed by Egyptian MPs.
الرقابة في مصر: من «البصارة» و«المكتوبجي» إلى «حجب الحكومة»
The article examines the media censorship in Egypt following a decree to prohibit the publishing of ministers’ statements.
من الريسة وجودة إلى الأبطال: أبرز وقائع حرب الكمائن في سيناء
Almanassa examines the major terrorist attacks targeting the Egyptian army in Sinai.
الحكومة تدرس التخلي عن الكهرباء: «خصخصة محدودة» لشركات أجنبية؟
The article reviews the state’s strategy to privatize the power sector and electricity plants.
آلة الخوف تعمل بأقصى طاقتها
The article examines how the Egyptian state controlled the media to instill fear among Egyptians.