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Sisi approves diplomatic reshuffle after months-long delay
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on the annual diplomatic reshuffle, sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. This comes after the General Intelligence Service rejected a number of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s proposed appointments, because of the candidates’ political stances.
Egypt's Sisi ratifies social security, pension law
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ratified Thursday the law of social security and pensions after it had been passed by the House of Representatives.
Hoping for release, families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood youth offer to stay out of politics, make hefty donations to state-run fund
Families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members are calling on Egyptian authorities to release their relatives in exchange for a pledge to never again participate in politics, as well as a hefty donation to a state-run fund for each prisoner, according to a London-based source with close ties to the group.
Citizens’ complaints on the rise since 2017: Social Justice Platform
Egypt’s parliament was the main authority that receive citizens’ complaints, suggestions, and comments, but this was somehow ineffective.
Egypt's Sisi renews appointment of Sherif Seif El-Din as ACA head
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued decree no. 424 of 2019 renewing the appointment of Sherif Seif El-Din as acting chairman of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) for one year, starting from 30 August.
Egyptian network suspends TV show after host labels overweight people 'a burden'
An Egyptian television show has been temporarily suspended after its controversial presenter, Reham Said, sparked an outcry on social media by describing overweight people as “a burden” and “an eyesore.”
Al-Azhar grand imam praises formation of committee to implement objectives of Human Fraternity Document
Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, has commended the establishment of a committee to implement the objectives of the Human Fraternity Document, according to a Thursday statement by Al-Azhar, the highest institution of Sunni Islamic learning.
Brotherhood’s internal wars
In a letter leaked to the media and political analysts on 16 August, young Muslim Brotherhood detainees argue the group’s leaders should resign and make way for those “qualified to reach a deal with Egypt’s ruling regime and secure our release”.
New State Lawsuits Authority sworn into office by President Sisi
The new head of Egypt's State Lawsuits Authority Abo Bakr el Sediq Mohamed Amer Rezq was sworn into office by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Supreme Media Council blocks 2 websites for publishing false news
Supreme Media Council, headed by Makram Mohamed Ahmed, issued a decree on Saturday to block two news websites: Al-Akhbariya and Al-Sabah News, for publishing false information.
Al-Sisi commits Egypt to Metz Charter, meets Trump, Johnson at G7 Summit
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Monday that the environmental issues and challenges are a major part of our daily concerns. He added that climate change is one of the most pressing issues which poses a direct threat to all of humanity.
Egypt, UK discuss boosting ties on multiple fronts at the G7 summit
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Monday with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ways to boost Egypt-UK relations, particularly in the economic, political, security and tourism fields.
Sisi, Macron agree on importance of preserving Libyan state institutions on sidelines of G7 meetings
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed to combine joint efforts to preserve Libyan national institutions and reach a settlement to the conflict in the country.
Egypt determined to uncover truth of Italian student's murder: Sisi tells Italy's PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assured Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that Egypt is working to uncover the truth behind the 2016 murder of an Italian student and to bring his killers to justice, an Egyptian presidency spokesman said.
Egypt raises Sinai investment by 75% in 2019-20
The government will invest 5.23 billion Egyptian pounds (315 million USD) in the Sinai Peninsula in fiscal 2019-2020.
Army officer killed in North Sinai, Rafah border crossing closed
A military funeral was held on Sunday for army officer Mahmoud Gamal Abdel Fattah in his home village of El-Mahrousa located in Qena governorate. He was killed during military operations in North Sinai’s city of Rafah.
«حربٌ» على عمالقة الصيدلة: القانون سلاحاً للسيطرة على المهنة
Pharmacy giants in Egypt are at risk due to state’s escalating measures to control the market.
من القاهرة إلى أسوان: إفراغ البلاد من أهلها
The article examines the practice of the state’s demolition policy and its plans for development.
الدولة تتحوّل إلى سمسار عقارات: أبراج فاخرة على المتوسّط
The article explores how the state is investing in the real estate sector through luxury buildings in the new capital.
رصاص طائش وقنابل وتحويلات طرق.. تعددت اﻷسباب والموت واحد في شمال سيناء
Residents of northern Sinai continue to face unrest, including cuts in water and electricity.
قانون المحاماة: سياسة تثبيت الأكتاف وإعادة إحياء النقيب الأب
The article analyzes the impacts of the amended controversial lawyers’ law on restricting the democratic space within the lawyers’ syndicate.
قانون المعاشات الجديد.. غضب وطفرة واتجاه للطعن
The article examines the major criticisms of the new social security and pensions law.