Egypt - Politics

Wafd Party appoints Mona Makram Ebeid as assistant to chairman for int'l affairs

Egypt’s Wafd Party chairman Abdel-Sanad Yamama has issued a decree appointing veteran politician Mona Makram Ebeid as assistant for international affairs to the party chairman of the liberal party.

Egypt's Senate to discuss a new law on supporting disabled citizens on Sunday

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house – will reconvene on Sunday to discuss a legislative amendment to the law regulating the fund for supporting disabled citizens (Law 200/2020) drafted and submitted by the parliamentary majority party of Mostaqbal Watan (The Nation's Future).

500 Egyptian women urge admitting jailed hunger-striker Alaa Abdel-Fattah to hospital: NCHR

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement that it has received a petition signed by 500 Egyptian women urging the admission of jailed "prisoner of consience" and hunger-striker Alaa Abdel-Fattah to the prison's hospital in order to be placed under medical observation.

Registration for Egypt’s national dialogue opens Friday

​Egypt’s National Youth Conference (NYC), which is in charge of organising a national dialogue on the country’s political and economic priorities in the coming stage, announced in a statement on Friday that the door for registration in the proposed political dialogue is now open.

Egypt to hold international press conference on state’s economic vision next week: PM Madbouly

Egypt is going to hold an international press conference early next week to explain the state's vision on handling the current international economic crisis, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Wednesday.

Egypt's Journalists Syndicate, political parties welcome invitation for national dialogue

Egypt's Journalists Syndicate and several political parties and movements welcomed the National Training Academy's (NTA) invitation to participate in the national political dialogue President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for last month.

New personal status law must be balanced to solve family issues honestly and impartially: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that there was an urgent need for a new balanced personal status law in Egypt to solve family issues honestly and impartially.

A list with tens of prisoners for presidential pardons to be issued soon: Pardon Committee

The Presidential Pardon Committee announced in a statement on Tuesday that it will issue a list of tens of prisoners for presidential pardons soon.

National Dialogue to run in 'a neutral and impartial way' among all segments of society: Training Academy

The National Training Academy (NTA) said on Tuesday that the National Dialogue between the government and political and youth currents would be be run in a neutral and impartial way among all segments of society that will be invited to participate.

Sisi directs gov't to assess import of production inputs, raw materials

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed on Tuesday the government to form a working group to regularly assess the import system and follow up on measures taken to meet the needs of the production sector, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Egypt caught between two fires due to Ukraine war: MPs

The draft budget of 2022/23 needs further review and amendments, declared members of the parliamentary Economic Affairs Committee on Monday after concluding the initial reading.

Egypt’s parliament approves additional allocation to current budget

Egypt’s parliament – the House of Representatives – gave final approval on Monday to a legislative amendment allocating an additional EGP 6 billion to the FY 2021/22 budget.

Egypt's new budget is drafted amid global inflationary pressures, finance minister tells MPs

Egypt's finance minister Mohamed Maait and planning and economic development minister Hala El-Said presented two statements on the draft budget of FY 2022/23 and the socio-economic development plan to the House of Representatives in a plenary session on Monday.

Journalists Syndicate head calls for continuing confrontation against takfiri, extremist ideologies

The head of the Journalists Syndicate Diaa Rashwan on Sunday called on Sunday on all journalists and media workers to confront takfiri and extremist ideologies that lead to terrorism and violence.

House of Representatives to discuss new bills on money laundering, budget, pilgrimage visas

Hanafy El-Gebaly — speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives — announced in a plenary session on Sunday that the government referred three new bills to the House that tackle money laundering activities, new budgetary allocations, and Haj (pilgrimage) visas.

Rights groups welcome release of activists, journalists; demand amendment to pretrial detention law

Egyptian human rights organisations have welcomed the Egyptian authorities’ decision to release a number of activists and journalists while demanding an amendment to the pretrial detention law.

National Council For Human Rights condemns Sinai terrorist attack

Egypt’s National Council For Human Rights (NCHR) condemned and denounced on Saturday the terrorist attack in west Sinai that resulted in the death of one officer and ten soldiers as well as the injury of five others.

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church mourns victims of Sinai attack

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church mourned on Saturday the victims of the terrorist attack on a water lifting station in East Suez Canal area in Sinai.

Al-Azhar condemns Sinai terror attack

Egypt’s Al-Azhar strongly condemned in extreme terms the terrorist attack on a water-lifting station in East Suez canal area in Sinai that killed an officer and ten soldiers on Saturday.

Egypt’s President Sisi mourns victims of Sinai terrorist attack

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi mourned on Saturday an Army officer and ten soldiers who were killed foiling a terrorist attack on a checkpoint at a water lifting station in East Suez Canal area.

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