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Parliament amends disputed article in press, media law

In response to remarks of the State Council and Press Syndicate, Egypt’s Parliament, headed by Speaker Ali Abdul Aal, approved some amendments to the press and media law, during a plenary session on Sunday. Several articles of those that have caused controversy were amended, during the discussion, as well as adding new articles to the …

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New press law is constitutional: Egypt’s National Press Authority

The Egypt’s National Press Authority for Press, headed by Karam Gabr, said in a statement on Tuesday that the new press law is constitutional and does not include any contradicting articles. The statement said that the claims that there are articles that could bring journalist to jail, explaining that in Article 29 of the law, …

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Defence minister heads to France to discuss military cooperation

Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki arrived in France for a two-day official visit to meet with high-ranking military officials and discuss cooperation between the two countries. Zaki is expected to discuss a number of issues of common interest between Egypt and France, as well as topics related to regional and international developments in the Middle East. …

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Madbouly holds bilateral talks on sidelines of 31st AU ordinary session

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held talks with his Mauritanian counterpart, Yahya Ould Hademine, on Sunday on the sidelines of his presence in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott to head the Egyptian delegation participating in the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. The talks included ways of enhancing joint cooperation between the two countries, …

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GERD scientific committee concludes meeting in Khartoum

The scientific committee of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) concluded its two-day meeting in Khartoum on Tuesday, after reviewing the proposals of Egypt and Sudan on how the interests of both countries cannot be harmed. They also discussed deciding a date for the next nine-party meeting on the dam, which was scheduled to be …

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Saving money no longer option for Egyptians under price hikes 

Egyptians, especially members of the middle class, have been gradually changing their lifestyles over the past years, not only by cutting their expenses, but also by giving up many things that were once essential to their daily routines. Members of the middle and upper middle classes had been enjoying many things seen by lower classes …

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Saudi women finally drive after decades-old ban officially ends

Saudi females were allowed to drive starting from Sunday for the first time in their country’s history, after a ban on women driving imposed long ago was finally lifted. The historic event, announced in September, is part of far-reaching reforms decided by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to modernise the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia was …

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New categories to be added to Takaful and Karama project: Ghada Waly

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly said in a statement on Monday that there will be new categories added to the Takaful and Karama (Solidarity and Dignity) social protection project for the first time since its launch. Around 1.5 million families of those unable to work will be added to the project, which will be …

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Press Syndicate members express rejection of press, media laws

Four members of the Press Syndicate’s board expressed in a letter submitted to members of the syndicate’s general assembly, their rejection of the new laws regulating the operations of media and press institutions. On Sunday, the Egyptian Parliament approved three draft laws aimed at regulating the performance of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the …

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Cabinet serving in acting capacity after submitting resignation

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, days after the start of the president’s new presidential term. The move is standard procedure, as the government should resign after each new presidential term, according to the constitution. Following the resignation, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said …

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