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Scandalous sound leaks of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood since Rabaa dispersal
Since the dispersal of the Rabaa and al-Nahda sit-ins in August 2013, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has been exposed through a series of scandalous sound leaks that shed some light on the Muslim brotherhood devious mindset and ethics.
Egyptian Media Group releases ‘Fraud,' documentary on ‘Muslim Brotherhood terrorist history’
The Egyptian Media Group (EMG) has produced a documentary titled Fraud on the "history of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood," the group said Wednesday.
Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections
Several political parties formed committees to receive requests from their members to run for anticipated parliament, senate, and local municipalities elections expected during the upcoming year.
Egypt arrests secretary general of top media body for alleged bribery: Source
Egyptian authorities have arrested the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation Ahmed Selim on charges of bribery, security sources said.
Egypt court sentences six to death for killing three people, forming illegal group in 2013
A Cairo Criminal Court sentenced six defendants to death on Monday in the case commonly known as "the popular resistance committee" in Kerdasa over violent and terrorist acts committed in 2013.
Egyptian court sentences three to death for 2016 killing of four policemen
An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced three men to death for killing four policemen in Qalioubiya in 2016.
The National Cancer Institute was in crisis long before the car bomb attack
The institute's medical services and research capacity have been steadily deteriorating for years.
Leading Warraq Island activist arrested at Cairo airport as land struggle continues
Egyptian authorities arrested a leading activist from Warraq Island on Sunday as part of a broader crackdown on the island’s residents, who have been engaged in a long-running battle over government plans to expropriate land for a contentious redevelopment project.
Have the IMF’s promises to Egyptians come true?
Almost three years have passed since Egypt sealed a deal with the International Monetary Fund, which ends this year. The last disbursement of the loan was recently approved as part of the IMF’s final review of Egypt’s implementation of the economic program agreed upon in the deal.
Economic, educational legislations will top fifth parliamentary round
Parliamentary members revealed the laws and topics of concern that they will discuss during the fifth round scheduled to begin in October.
Egypt forces embark on joint military drills with Russia, Belarus
Members of Egypt's armed forces have left to Russia to take part in joint military drills with Russian and Belarusian air troops that start on Tuesday, Egypt's military said in a statement.
Egypt, US agree to continue consultation, coordination on MENA issues
In an official statement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said that FM Sameh Shoukry called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss regional developments of common concern, as well as various aspects of the strategic relationship between the two countries.
Energy cooperation boosts growing trilateral alliance between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus
The first tripartite gathering between Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus was held in 2014 and quickly turned into a broad alliance fostering cooperation across a range of economic, political, and strategic interests.
Last week’s meeting followed what Mohamed Hegazi, a former assistant to Egypt’s foreign minister, called “positive signs” which began last month when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent a message to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressing Addis Ababa’s willingness to resolve outstanding issues around the dam.
Tahrir Square to be renovated as part of Historic Cairo Project
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has ordered the swift renovation of Tahrir Square as part of the Historic Cairo Project.
The protection of competition: A suspended verdict
At times the Egyptian Competition Authority has played an active role in curbing monopolistic practices—but not always.
New law to impose tax on social media ads, online services: Egypt’s finance minister
Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait has announced that his ministry is close to finalising a draft law which will impose a tax on social media advertisements and services offered through online platforms.
Egypt prepares for second wave of IPOs
Egypt’s government is gearing up to implement the second wave of Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in September.
Egypt’s Economy: Neither Collapsing nor Thriving
The reality is that Egypt’s economy is neither on track to collapse nor is it likely to “boom.” The truth is decidedly less extreme yet remains troubling.
Egyptian public trains will not stop at stations where they are pelted with rocks: Ministry
The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation said in a statement on Tuesday that none of its trains will stop at stations where children hurl stones at the train cars.
Egypt's irrigation ministry warns of Nile water shortages due to lack of rain
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (MIWR) announced in a press release that it expects the flow of Nile water to Egypt to decrease by five billion cubic metres this year following predictions of lower than usual rainfall in the Ethiopian highlands. The rainy season runs from August till mid-November.
Cabinet vows to empty Cairo from government buildings by 2020
In a statement released by Egypt’s cabinet, Madbouli asserted that there is a mandate from President Sisi to develop Cairo through moving state administrative headquarters to the New Administrative Capital, turning Cairo into historical, cultural, tourist city.
North Sinai: An assassination, a kidnapping, a security alert and continued bans on goods
Throughout the last week in North Sinai, Province of Sinai, an Islamic State affiliate in the peninsula, claimed responsibility for the assassination of two brothers near Rafah and the kidnapping of another man in Bir al-Abd. Meanwhile, staunch security measures continue in other cities across the region.
المخابرات ترتّب لتغييرات واسعة في الإعلام
Egypt’s General Intelligence Agency is leading massive regulations on the content of media outlets in the coming period.
«خلية الأمل» تحت مقصلة الأمن: تحفّظ على الأموال ومنع من السفر
Egyptian authorities continued their large-scale smear campaign against activists of al-Amal coalition, accusing them of disturbing Egypt’s security.
في الذكرى السادسة لـ«فض رابعة». حضر «إعلام المصريين» وغاب الإخوان
The article discusses how Egyptian media outlets covered of the sixth anniversary of Rabaa massacre.
عاطل بدرجة ماجستير ودكتوراة.. الشباب الباحثون بمصر: التعيين حقنا يا حكومة
The article discusses the problem of unemployment among educated youth in Egypt.