Egypt - Politics

Egyptian media policy based on non-interference in others' affairs: Media body

Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) has asserted that the policy of Egyptian media in terms of foreign relations is based on "firm" principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of others.

Sisi performs Friday prayers at Tantawy Mosque on Martyr's Day

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed Friday prayers at Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district on the occasion of Martyr’s Day, which falls on 9 March.

Egypt lowers financial requirements for foreigners to acquire Egyptian citizenship

Egypt has lowered the financial requirements for foreigners who apply to acquire Egyptian citizenship by purchasing state-owned property, starting investment projects or through depositing various sums in US dollars in the public treasury.

Egypt raises minimum wage for government employees to EGP 3,500 & pensions by 15% as of 1 April

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has announced on Thursday the raising of the minimum wage for government employees to EGP 3,500 and pensions by 15 percent - as part of a wide-ranging social package to alleviate ramifications of global economic situation on the public - starting 1 April.

Egypt keen on making human rights a reality: Justice minister

Egypt is fully aware of the need to make human rights a reality, and also committed to achieving this goal, Minister of Justice Omar Marwan said Wednesday.

Sadat family files urgent statement in parliament as late president’s passport sold overseas

The family of late Egyptian President Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat has filed an “urgent statement” in the House of Representatives directed to Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the cabinet after El-Sadat’s diplomatic passport was sold by a US auction house.

Arab countries face serious challenges to security and stability: Egypt's parliament speaker

Arab countries are in serious need of cooperation and coordination to not fall victim to chaos and disintegration, said Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly,

Egyptian delegation heads to Geneva to review periodic human rights report

A high-level Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Justice Omar Marwan left for Geneva on Saturday to review the country's fifth periodic report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).

President Sisi greets Saudi Arabia on Founding Day

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi sent on Wednesday a cable to King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman on the occasion of the kingdom's Founding Day.

Egypt's parliament approves six-month extension of law allowing expats to import tax-free vehicles

Egypt's parliament approved on Monday the extension of the law allowing expats to import tax-free cars for six months. Amendment to the law, drafted by MP Hisham Hilal, originally proposed that Law 161/2022 be extended by two months only – or from two to four months.

Egypt's parliament extends law allowing expats to import tax-free vehicles

Egyptian House of Representatives' Budget Committee approved on Tuesday a two-month extension to Law 161/2022 allowing Egyptian expats to import tax-free cars after paying their price in foreign currency.

Sisi assures public that strategic goods are available despite hard economic conditions

The Egyptian state is committed to providing strategic goods despite the hard economic conditions and high costs, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said, calling on people to boycott merchants who raise prices without valid reason until the market stabilises.

World Youth Forum cancels 5th edition events, redirects budget to development projects

Due to the ongoing global economic crises, the World Youth Forum (WYF) has announced that it is cancelling this year’s edition of the annual event and that its budget will be redirected to supporting five development initiatives.

Egypt’s former PM Sherif Ismail passes away at age 67

Egypt’s former Prime Minister Sherif Ismail passed away on Saturday in Cairo after a long struggle with illness at the age of 67.

What you need to know about Egypt's new Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy?

Counselor Ahmed Fahmy is set to assume his duties as Egypt's presidential spokesman starting Tuesday, succeeding Bassam Rady who has served in the position since 2017 and will now start his duties as ambassador to Italy.

Parliament approves agreement allows Egypt to join BRICS group's New Development Bank

MPs approved Sunday an agreement that allows Egypt to officially join the new Development Bank to be set up by the BRICS economic group which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

The state's national projects were necessary for development and not a luxury: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed that the country will pass through the global economic difficulties, adding that the national projects which the state carried out in the last decade were necessary for economic development and not a luxury.

Egypt will overcome hard circumstances: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said at the Military Academy earlier Thursday that Egypt will overcome hard circumstances.

Egypt's national dialogue to discuss 113 subjects on political, economic and social reform

Egypt's national dialogue will discuss 113 subjects covering political, economic and social reform, said Mahmoud Fawzi, secretary general of the national dialogue.

Egypt's parliament approves unifying disciplinary measures for police officers and personnel

Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – gave the thumbs up on Sunday to government-drafted amendments to a 1971 law regulating the performance of police officers and personnel – also known as the Police Authority Law.

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