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Egypt, Russia to lay foundation for Dabaa's second nuclear reactor on Saturday

Egypt will celebrate on Saturday the beginning of construction of the second nuclear reactor at the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) west of Alexandria.

Egypt's Senate to draft a new strategy on foreign investment

"The Senate will discuss a study on 'Foreign Direct Investments in Egypt: obstacles and incentives,'" said Senate Speaker Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek on Tuesday, adding that the study, prepared by the parliamentary majority party Mostaqbal Watan, will be discussed first by the Senate's Financial and Economic Affairs Committee, which in turn will prepare a report to be debated by the Senate in its meeting scheduled for 27 November.

In Photos: 2nd segment of global rowing race to raise climate awareness concludes on the Nile

The second segment of the worldwide environmental awareness campaign Deep Dive Global Canal Rowing Action concluded on the Nile in Cairo on Sunday in conjunction with the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) held in Egypt from 6 to 18 November.

INTERVIEW: 'This is a critical period not only for Pakistan, but for the world': PM Shehbaz Sharif

On the sidelines of the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif spoke to Alaa Thabet, the editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Daily about his country's agenda at the climate conference and bilateral of Pakistani-Egyptian relations among other pertinent issues.

Sisi affirms Egypt's keenness to promote ties with Tanzania at all levels

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi underlined on Wednesday the crucial role played by Tanzania as one of the countries active in promoting security and stability in Africa.

Egyptian MPs and political parties criticise UN officials for politicising the case of jailed activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah

Egyptian MPs and major political parties teamed up on Wednesday to condemn what they called the politicisation of the agenda of human rights during the COP 27 climate change summit which is being held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egyptian President Sisi appeals for an end to Russia-Ukraine war at world leaders summit in COP27

Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi appealed on Monday in his address at the opening session of world leaders’ summit at the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh for an end the Russian-Ukrainian war, saying the whole world is suffering from the repercussions of the crisis.

Sisi orders distributing more fully-subsidised packages of basic food items nationwide

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi instructed the Armed Forces, the police, provincial governors, and the ministry of supply to offer more fully-subsidised packages of basic food items to citizens nationwide, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Wednesday.

Egypt's president speaks with Arab leaders at Algeria summit

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi held on Wednesday separate talks with a number of Arab leaders on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Algeria, the first since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt's Senate approves a new bill compensating contractors after pound depreciation

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house - approved on Monday legislative amendments to a 2017 law that regulates government compensations paid out to contractors who suffer losses due to IMF-inspired liberalization policies, such as the EGP devaluation, and due to the phasing out of fuel subsidies.

Egypt's parliament approves EGP 300 bonus to state employees and pensioners

Members of parliament gave their final approval Tuesday to an amendment to the 2016 Civil Status Law disbursing an EGP 300 bonus in November to public sector employees and pensioners.

The House's Labour Force Committee approves disbursing EGP 300 bonus to civil servants and public sector employees

The House's Labour Force Committee approved Sunday amending the 2014's Civil Status law to distribute an exceptional EGP 300 bonus to civil servants, employees in the public sector, the public enterprise sector, and pensioners.

Sisi directs maintaining basic commodity reserves, monitoring market prices

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has directed maintaining the strategic reserves of basic commodities and monitoring their market prices to ensure the stability of the country’s food security status.

Sisi calls for expanding efforts to manufacture renewable energy production components

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called for the expansion of efforts to manufacture renewable energy components, especially wind turbines and solar panels, to enhance the contribution of renewable energy sources in the country.

Sisi directs government to grant ‘golden license’ to all investor applicants for three months

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government to grant a "golden license" to all investors applicants for three months, to facilitate procedures for establishing priority projects for the state.

Sisi ratifies law granting facilities to Egyptian expats to import cars

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi approved Law no 161 of 2022 on granting some facilities to Egyptians living abroad in terms of importing one personal-use car.

The new IMF loan agreement testament to the stability of the Egyptian economy: PM Madbouly

The new $3 billion loan agreement with the IMF is a testament to the stability of Egypt's economy, PM Mostafa Madbouly said in a press conference on Thursday morning to announce the deal.

Egypt raises public employees minimum wage to EGP 3,000 and maintains electricity prices thru June 2023

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for public employees from EGP 2,700 to EGP 3,000 and maintaining current electricity prices for households through June 2023.

Egypt's parliament passes bill allowing private investments in river transport sector

Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – approved a bill on Wednesday that allows private investments, local and foreign, in the river transport sector.

'I personally welcome and support all ideas to solve the problems of Egypt,' Sisi tells Channel one

In an extended phone call to TV host Youssef El-Hossainy on news talk show ‘Nine O'clock’ on the state-owned Channel One on Tuesday evening, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed a number of pertinent social and economic challenges as well as progress on various development projects.

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