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Egypt's press syndicate files complaint with prosecution about 'fake news' entities
Egypt’s Journalists Syndicates has said it will file an official complaint with the country’s prosecutor-general against individuals and entities which use false journalistic identities, in violation of the law and constitution.
Egypt opposition parties call for proportional list system in electing new parliament
A majority of Egypt’s political opposition parties that took part in the second round of a national dialogue on Sunday evening teamed up to call for the adoption of a proportional list system, rather than a closed list system, in electing the two chambers of parliament – the House of Representatives and the Senate – at the end of 2020.
Egypt approves legalisation of 90 unlicensed churches, bringing total to 1,412
In a meeting with the committee tasked with regulating churches' status, PM Madbouly stressed on the government's efforts to finalize the legalization of unlicensed churches soon.
Egypt's political parties to hold second round of national dialogue on election laws
Representatives of several Egyptian political parties will participate in a second round of a national dialogue on Sunday evening.
Egypt court sentences 2 Brotherhood members to death, others to jail over 2014 police murder
A criminal court in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya sentenced on Thursday two members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to death and eight others to between three and fifteen years in prison for murdering a national security policeman in 2014.
Sisi pardons group of prisoners on 25 January Revolution anniversary
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree on Monday pardoning a number of prisoners on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution and Police Day.
Former Egyptian army chief of staff Sami Annan released from prison
The former chief of the general staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Lt. General Sami Anan, was released on Sunday after being jailed for nearly two years.
Egypt's media minister returns in new government shake-up
Egypt named on Sunday a new minister of state for information affairs, more than five years after the information ministry was abolished.
Who's who: Meet Egypt's new ministers after latest reshuffle
Egypt's newly announced cabinet reshuffle, which had been awaited for several months, involves ten ministers and includes new faces and the merging of a number of portfolios.
Egypt's parliament to begin discussing new local councils law on Sunday
The long-awaited 156-article law regulates both the performance and election of local councils.
Supreme military appeals court upholds 5-year sentence against Khaled Lotfy, publisher of Arabic translation of Israeli-authored book
The Supreme Military Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld a five-year prison sentence against publisher Khaled Lotfy on charges of publishing false news and divulging military secrets for distributing an Arabic translation of a book by an Israeli author, according to his brother Mahmoud Lotfy.
In 1st ruling of its kind, court invalidates order for activist to spend 12 hours in police station as part of probation sentence
An administrative court ruled on Monday to invalidate the order by the Daqahlia security director and the head of the Aga police station to compel April 6 Youth Movement co-founder Mohamed Adel to spend twelve hours every night inside the police station as part of his probation. Instead, the court ruled Adel could spend that daily probationary period inside his home, according to lawyer Aziza al-Taweeil.
Egypt sticking to its position on filling and operating GERD: Ministry
Egypt is holding to its demands regarding the regulations for filling and operating the giant hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the Egyptian Water and Irrigation Ministry spokesperson said.
Egypt, Italy call for intensified efforts to restore Libya’s security, stability
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio have stressed that efforts should be intensified to restore security and stability in Libya and rejected any foreign military intervention in the Arab country.
Egypt's Sisi discusses Libyan crisis with France's Macron in phone call
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi held a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron Sunday evening that tackled the current developments in Libya.
Egypt's Sisi and Trump discuss developments in Libya in phone call
El-Sisi asserted to the American president the importance of the role of the Libyan National Army in fighting terrorism that threatens the whole Middle East region.
Egypt prioritizes updating tax management system: Finance minister
The ministry is working on renovating the state's tax system through tapping modern technologies and relying more on artificial intelligence to improve tax performance.
Egypt's PM forms 2 ministerial committees on settling investment disputes
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued Friday two decisions to form two ministerial committees for settling investment disputes.
Egypt's Sisi says door is open for private sector to partner with state in national projects
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that his government is willing to partner with the private sector in all national projects carried out by the government and the Armed Forces.
22 killed, 16 injured in Port Said road accident
The bus, carrying factory laborers, crashed with a truck on Port Said-Damietta highway.
Truck driver ordered detained pending investigation over deadly Port-Said bus crash
Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered the detention of a truck driver on Sunday for causing a deadly accident that took place in Port Said the day before.
Egyptian campaign to take 'legal measures' against MP's celebratory gunfire
According to Egypt’s firearms control legislation, people seeking to buy smooth-barrel guns, pistols, and shotguns should state a reason to acquire the licensing, which is often granted under the pretext of self-defense and hunting.
Border guards seize 48 tonnes of drugs, destroy 12 tunnels in 2019
Official spokesperson of the Egyptian army Tamer El-Refaay released an official statement on Monday on the efforts exerted by the border guard forces in securing Egypt’s borders during 2019.
التفكير مع علاء في قيمتنا كشعب
Khaled Fahmy reflects on Alaa Abdel Fattah's remarks to the State Security Prosecution on the conditions of his detention.
وزير الآثار عن تطوير ميدان التحرير: «الناس مش هتعرفه بعد شهرين»
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry began moving four of the sphinxes in Luxor’s Karnak Temple to relocate them to Tahrir Square, as part of a major plan to renovate the square.
إخلاء سبيل عبد الرحمن الجندي بعد 6 سنوات سجن
Cairo Criminal Court released Abdelrahman al-Gendy who was sentenced to fifteen-year prison over "murder, attempted murder, vandalism, possession of weapons and disturbing the public peace" charges on Sept 30, 2014.
قانون الأحوال الشخصية.. صدام جديد بين الأزهر والسيسي
The article examines the current debate between Al-Azhar and the presidency on the amendments to the Personal Status Law.
اعتداء بوليسي جديد على مدير الشبكة العربية جمال عيد ضرب وإغراق بالبويه من قبل ضباط مسلحين وسيارات بلا أرقام
Armed officers attacked Gamal Eid, the director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI).