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Supreme Media Regulatory Council secretary: ‘We’ve yet to reach decision on website licensing, do not know when executive bylaws will be issued’
The Supreme Media Regulatory Council (SMRC) has yet to review applications hastily submitted a year ago by websites and media outlets to bring their operations into accord with restrictive media regulation legislation, the council’s secretary told Mada Masr.
22 arrested for incitement against state following El-Banna murder: Egypt's interior ministry
Egypt's interior ministry says it has arrested twenty-two members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood group for inciting people against the state following the widely publicized murder of teen Mahmoud al-Banna.
Egypt's parliament to expand requests for release of young prisoners
The House of Representatives' Human Rights Committee said on Monday it would continue to contact the bodies concerned to expand requests for the release of young prisoners, in accordance with the relative presidential decree.
Egyptian parliament urges gov't to prepare for return of ‘foreign fighters’,‘sleeper cells’
The speaker of the Egyptian parliament, Ali Abdel-Aal, said in a Sunday morning session that the Egyptian government should raise the alarm about the phenomenon of "foreign fighters" who are currently involved in terrorist wars against the governments and national armies of Iraq, Syria, and Libya.
Court postpones ‘Martyr of Chivalry’ murder trial to verify age of defendant
A juvenile criminal court in Shebin al-Koum has postponed the first session of the trail of Mohamed Rageh and three others accused of murdering Mahmoud al-Banna, known in the media as the “Martyr of Chivalry,” to 27 October to verify Rageh’s age.
Egypt MPs voice reservations over new Central Depository and Registration Law
The Egyptian parliament’s economic affairs committee began Sunday discussing new government-drafted amendments of the Central Depository and Registration Law.
Egypt ‘shocked and distressed’ by Ethiopian PM’s comments on GERD
Egypt is “shocked by” the statements attributed to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed before the Ethiopian parliament, which included “negative signals and unacceptable hints” on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, according to a statement by the foreign ministry released on Tuesday evening.
Egypt, Ethiopia leaders to meet in Russia to discuss GERD stalemate
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are set to meet on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi in an attempt to revive stalled talks regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Egypt is concerned will reduce the flow of Nile water to downstream countries.
Libyan MPs hold new round of national dialogue in Egypt
An inaugural meeting of a new round of Libyan national dialogue was held in Egypt Saturday. The dialogue is headed by Fawzi al-Niwiri, deputy speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives.
Egypt’s parliament approves loans to upgrade Metro’s first line, climate resilience, establish Abu El-Rish’s Outpatient Clinics
The Egyptian House of Representatives approved on Monday loans and grants agreements aiming to upgrade the first line of the Cairo Metro, develop Abu al-Rish Hospital’s outpatient clinics, and promote resilience in desert environments.
Egypt market's annual growth rate of consumption hits 12.5%: FEDCOC
Egypt is a promising market for investors due to its wide customer base of a hundred million, Secretary-General of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) Alaa Ezz said on Monday.
Dollar exchange rate sees slight decline in Egypt's major banks
The US dollar exchange rate maintained its downward trend during transactions at major banks on Monday.
165 unsafe areas under development at total cost of EGP 31 bln: Cabinet
Total cost of development projects in unsafe areas across the nation amounts to thirty-one billion Egyptian pounds, the cabinet's media office said on Sunday.
Egypt's finance minister: Government targeting boosting growth, cutting inflation in next phase
Finance Minister Mohamed Maait has said the government's economic reforms during the next phase will focus on enhancing the institutional framework, supporting the current growth path, reducing public debt, and cutting inflation rates to single digits.
Water scarcity represents key challenge to Egypt: PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has said water scarcity represents a key challenge to Egypt for its negative impact on citizens.
Traffic mayhem, flight delays, and school closures after heavy rain in Cairo
Heavy rain brought much of Cairo to a standstill on Tuesday, and causing EgyptAir to delay flights after passengers were unable to reach the airport.
أكثر من مجرد «ربع جنيه»: «س وج» عن خفض أسعار البنزين
The article discusses how the decrease in gasoline prices directly affects inflation rates in Egypt.
محامون لكن سجناء: وقائع التربص بالحاضرين عن متهمي 20 سبتمبر
Almanassa interviews activists and lawyers about the state’s massive crackdown on lawyers since September protests.
التاريخ يعيد نفسه.. شوارع بالمحروسة ترسب في أول اختبارات فصل الشتاء
Heavy rain paralyzed movement in Egypt.
الفقر يزداد في مصر.. كيف تخطط الحكومة للقضاء عليه؟
The article discusses the state’s plans to reduce poverty, while poverty rate has continued to increase in Egypt.
سيناء ملكٌ للسيسي!
The article examines Sisi’s plan to develop Sinai with exclusive benefits for the military.
بين مصر وجاراتها: مصير النيل
The article examines the geopolitical risks escalated by the Nile Renaissance Dam dispute.