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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday said the state "accepts opposition views that aim to improve people’s lives and not aim to be opposition only for opposition’s sake."
Egypt has placed Abdullah Shehata, the advisor to the late president Mohamed Morsi, in addition to twenty others, on the country’s terror list for five years.
Egypt's national committee to retrieve funds and assets abroad, headed by General Prosecutor Hamada El-Sawy, signed a settlement and reconciliation contract in two applications submitted to it from Mohamed Ibrahim Suleiman and Magdy Rasekh, a statement by the public prosecution said on Saturday.
The House of Representatives approved the full text of the Senate bylaws on Monday, but speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly said the bill will be put up for a final vote on Tuesday.
Tamer Abdel-Qader, secretary-general of the Media and Culture Ministry, told Ahram Online that the committee concluded that the information ministry should be cancelled because it by no means has any roles to play.
Almost two years after he had clinched a "historical" judicial ruling in favor of pensioners, renowned Egyptian labor rights leader El-Badri Farghaly passed away on Monday at the age of seventy-four due to complications following surgery.
The head of Egypt's Media Syndicate, Tarek Saada, revoked on Saturday the permit to practice the profession for TV presenter Tamer Amin on the grounds of violating the Media Honor Charter.
Egypt’s Press Syndicate started receiving applications, on Thursday, from potential candidates in the midterm elections, which will be held on 5 March.
Several MPs have teamed up on Monday to ask former parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal to resign, saying “as long as Abdel-Aal has no interest in attending the House’s current plenary meetings he should resign and stop obtaining any money as MP.”
The Egyptian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft law penalizing unlicensed vendors at railway stations or railcars by up to two years imprisonment and/or a fine reaching 10,000 Egyptian pounds.
Egypt’s Social Solidarity Minister Nevine El-Qabbaj said on Monday that the ministry's vision for the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) goes beyond granting them licenses and involves dealing with them as partners in the implementation of national projects.
The US Department of State has approved the sale of new military equipment to Egypt for 197 million US dollars, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated in a phone call on Monday with Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, Egypt’s “unwavering” support for the Palestinian cause.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the heads of African constitutional and supreme courts and constitutional councils that constitutions should always be reviewed and updated to keep up with challenges affecting the fast-changing world.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Thursday the latest developments of the interim period in Libya with newly designated Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbeiba in Cairo, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Egypt is looking into the possibility of reopening its embassy and consulate in Libya following seven years of closure, the country's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told a press briefing on Wednesday.
Egypt has approved Libyan Airlines’ resumption of flights to Egypt after a suspension of flights of over a year, as Cairo begins to pave the way towards further political and diplomatic ties with the new interim Libyan government elected earlier this month.
Egypt’s Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki travelled to Abu Dhabi on Saturday to attend the twin event of the 15th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021).
The Coordination’s Committee of Party’s Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP) signed on Saturday a cooperation and partnership protocol in Cairo with the 'Willis Towers Watson’ company to evaluate and develop youth leaderships in Egypt, a joint press release said.
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Tuesday that Egypt survived the coronavirus crisis with “minimum losses” compared to other countries around the world.
Despite the numerous initiatives that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has launched to support the private sector, especially the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector, the enterprises are still struggling to access the finances that the initiatives provide, especially amid the current pandemic crisis.
The International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced a financing package worth thirty million US dollars for Pasabahce Egypt for Glass Manufacturing to help the firm boost exports, introduce cleaner production practices, and generate jobs.
Egypt began the go-live phase of its first digital portal for gas and oil exploration nationwide as it seeks to attract investors to its abundant resources, the petroleum ministry announced on Thursday.
The Egyptian Armed Forces said on Monday that it destroyed four smuggling tunnels in North Sinai and thwarted several attempts at illegal migration at its borders nationwide in January.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization reported that the registered numbers of coronavirus cases in Egypt are less than the actual numbers.
Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed said on Tuesday that the ambulance system in the country has had recent upgrades worth 846 million Egyptian pounds.
Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities announced on Saturday a set of strict precautionary measures against coronavirus as universities and institutes prepare to hold the mid-year exams on 27 February.
Sisi gave the Tuesday public address on population increase during the inauguration ceremony for the new Integrated Medical Complex in Ismailia to mark the launch of the Comprehensive Health Insurance system in three new governorates: Ismailia, Luxor, and Suez.
In light of state efforts to counter overpopulation, Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the official Egyptian Islamic governmental body, launched a recent campaign on its pages on Facebook and Twitter titled, “Birth Control is Permissible.”
ISIS continues to attack Union of Sinai Tribes in central Sinai.
Saker Nour discusses the impact of the land reclamation project in Wadi al-Naqra, Egypt.
Activists launched a campaign demanding the immediate release of all political prisoners and those particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 before Ramadan.