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Mohamed Morsi: A Postscript
As reports surfaced on Monday that former Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi had collapsed in a courtroom and was dead on arrival at a nearby hospital, the Egyptian state tried to erase Mursi’s complicated legacy. His death at age sixty-seven was the result of state-directed repression, and just remembering him poses a threat to the current government in Cairo.
42 words on page 3: How Morsi died in Egyptian newspapers
Newspapers published the same forty-two words article to announce the former president's death
Former president Mohamed Morsi dies in court session, rights groups point to lack of proper medical care in detention
Former President Muhammad Mursi collapsed and died on Monday while attending a court hearing in a retrial of a case in which he stood accused of espionage, according to state television.
Egypt's State Information Service slams Human Rights Watch director's tweets on Morsi's death
Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) slammed on Monday the regional director of Human Rights Watch over her tweets on the death of ousted president Muhammad Mursi in Cairo.
Egypt's prosecutor-general issues statement on Morsi's death
Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek has issued a statement on the death of Egypt's ousted president Muhammad Mursi, sixty-seven, who passed away on Monday in Cairo after suffering a heart attack during a trial session in an espionage case, according to Egyptian state TV.
Egypt's interior ministry launches online registration service for landlords renting properties
Egypt's interior ministry said on Monday that its official website now provides an online registration service for rented apartments, shops, and agricultural land.
Egypt's parliament: Legislative overload
On Sunday parliament approved amendments to six laws regulating the performance of judicial authorities—the Supreme Constitutional Court (Law 48/1979), the Administrative Prosecution Authority (117/1958), the State Cases Authority (57/1963), Military Justice (25/1966), the Judicial Authority (46/1972), and the State Council (l47/1972).
Fares on Cairo's third metro line to increase from Saturday
Egypt's transport ministry has said that the fares on Cairo's third metro line will increase from EGP 3-7 to EGP 5-10 when the ministry opens three new stations on the line on Saturday.
New national anti-FGM committee launches awareness campaign
Egypt’s national anti-female genital mutilation committee has launched the first phase of a campaign called “Protect Her From Circumcision.”
Egypt's parliament approves 15% increase in pensions
Egypt’s parliament approved on Tuesday a fifteen percent increase in pensions for government workers, with pensioners receiving a minimum increase of 150 Egyptian pounds to take a minimum pension of nine hundred pounds.
Foreigners can be granted Egyptian citizenship under certain conditions: MP
Kamal Amer, head of the Egyptian parliament's defense and national security committee, told reporters that the committee has finished debating the amendment of two laws aimed at regulating Egyptian nationality (law 26/1975), and the residence of foreigners in Egypt (89/1960).
Egypt Court of Cassation upholds prison sentences for those convicted in 2013 Al-Fath Mosque deadly clashes
Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Monday prison sentences for those convicted of committing various criminal offenses during the al-Fath Mosque clashes in Cairo in August of 2013.
Egypt's Court of Cassation commutes death penalty, upholds jail terms in 2013 storming of Kerdasa police station
Egypt’s Court of Cassation has commuted a death sentence against a defendant convicted in the case of the storming of the Kerdasa police station in Giza in July 2013, and has upheld life imprisonment terms against three other men in the same case.
Egyptian parliament's budget to increase to EGP 1.55 billion next fiscal year
A report said Monday that the budget of Egypt’s parliament will be increased by 151 million Egyptian pounds in the new fiscal year, which begins on 1 July, to 1.551 billion Egyptian pounds.
22 Alexandria governorate officials referred to urgent disciplinary trial
Twenty-two senior employees in Alexandria governorate have been referred to urgent disciplinary trial on negligence charges on Monday by the Egypt's administrative prosecution.
Egypt's President Sisi ratifies newly amended laws regulating appointment of top judges
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified amended laws regulating the appointments of heads of top judicial bodies, which have been recently passed by parliament as per approved constitutional amendments.
Egypt: The road to 30 June
On the sixth anniversary of the anti-Muslim Brotherhood 30 June Revolution, the article reviews the group’s twelve months in power.
Egypt's new budget and development plan approved by parliament
In a plenary session held on Monday afternoon, Egyptian MPs voted in favor of approving the country's new budget and sustainable development plan for 2019/20.
Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies
On 6 June, parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies are selected, granting the president greater powers over the appointment process.
Prosecution takes up political line in interrogation of several Coalition for Hope defendants, hands down 15-day detention orders
Despite facing charges of coordinating with the Muslim Brotherhood to “bring down the state,” many of the people detained in a Tuesday arrest campaign have been questioned during initial interrogations about their leftist political affiliations and plans to form a new coalition to field candidates in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Egypt's army chief-of-staff meets Japanese Self-Defense Forces chief in Cairo
Egypt's Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid met on Tuesday in Cairo with the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) Koji Yamazaki and an accompanying delegation.
Egypt not taking sides in Sudan: Ambassador
Egypt is not taking sides with regards to any of Sudan’s factions given its keenness to maintain Sudan's security and stability, Egyptian ambassador in Khartoum Hossam Eissa said.
Egypt's Sisi discusses recent developments in the Gulf with UAE FM
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed recent developments in the Middle East, particularly in the Gulf region, with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Trade between Egypt, US hits $2.2 bln in Q1 2019
Trade between Egypt and the United States hit 2.2 billion US dollars during the first quarter of 2019, up twenty-six percent from the corresponding period of 2018, according to the Egyptian Commercial Service (ECS) on Thursday.
Egypt in $500 million settlement with Israel Electric Corp: Statement
Egypt has signed a five hundred million US dollar settlement with state-owned Israel Electric Corp over a defunct natural gas deal, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement on Sunday.
The government wants to reduce its debt. Will its new strategy work?
The plan is to reduce short-term debt obligations and secure loans with more preferential terms that can allow the government to service its debts in the medium and long term, instead of paying billions of dollars in interest each year.
Egypt's President Sisi ratifies 15% increase in pensions for state employees
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Wednesday a fifteen percent increase in pensions for retired government workers, which was passed by parliament earlier this month, state news agency MENA said.
Egypt opens three new stations in the Cairo metro system ahead of 2019 AFCON
Egypt’s Ministry of Transport inaugurated on Saturday morning the opening of three new metro stations–Haroun al-Rashid, al-Shams Club, and Alf Maskan–as part of the fourth phase of the third line of the Cairo metro line system.
Sinai: Terror attacks decreasing
Terrorism in North Sinai returned to local and international headlines in the wake of the terrorist attack against Batal fourteen checkpoint in the Masaed district of Arish which left eight soldiers dead.
Seven police personnel killed in attack by terrorists in El-Arish: Interior ministry
A police officer and six conscripts were killed on Tuesday night as police forces fended off an attack by terrorists against police positions southwest of the city of al-Arish in North Sinai, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
Two nights of terror cap week of violence in Arish
Citizens of the North Sinai capital lived through two nights of terror this week, as Province of Sinai militants have launched a series of coordinated attacks on six checkpoints, including some securing routes leading into the city’s downtown and one guarding the Mar Mina church west of Arish city.
«أكبر موازنة في تاريخ مصر».. ضرائب أكثر على الأقل دخلًا
The article examines the 2019/2020 public budget and its impacts on low and middle class in Egypt.
«الهيئات القضائية».. مجلس معطل بسبب خلاف رئيس البرلمان ووزير العدل
Mada Masr discusses the government’s draft laws on the recent constitutional amendments with regard to the judiciary.
The article examines the longstanding distrust of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.