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First meeting of new cabinet discusses government’s future plans

Egypt’s newly-appointed cabinet reviewed during their first meeting on Wednesday, the letter of the presidential mandate for the new government. The presidential mandate included three axes, the first is to protect the Egyptian national security by preserving the achievements of the previous phase and confronting the challenges that aim at influencing the ability of the …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Writers stop at team’s incidents in World Cup

Op-ed writers have still not tackled Egypt’s defeat against Russia on Tuesday in the World Cup tournament. However, they stopped at two incidents related to the event, which occurred within the week. In Al-Shorouk, Sameh Fawzy, discussed the implications behind Egyptian Goalkeeper Mohamed Al-Shenawy’s turning down the “Man of the Match” prize, following the football …

Amira El-Fekki

New cabinet to governmental present programme before parliament next week

Egypt’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will present the government’s programme, during a plenary session of parliament next Saturday, local media reported. The new government’s programme will focus on three main axes, which will include supporting and advancing health and education services, covering largest number of citizens in social protection projects, in the coming period. …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Ministry of Interior pardons 3,477 prisoners, women indebtors

Ministry of Interior has released 3,477 prisoners on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The decision came based on a presidential decree on the occasion of the Eid holiday signed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The number of pardoned prisoners included 690 including women, who were imprisoned for failing to pay their debts. The …

Daily News Egypt

Madbouly’s new economic portfolio ministers: Who’s who?

The cabinet of Mostafa Madbouly was sworn on before President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Thursday to serve as Egypt’s new government. The core economic group of Egypt’s cabinet consists of the Ministries of Finance, Public Sector Affairs, Investment, and Industry. Ministers of other economy-related portfolios, such as trade, tourism, and petroleum, were announced. Mohamed Moeit, was …

Mohamed Samir

39-year-old Egyptian appointed dean of Macromedia Media School in Germany

Mohammed El Sayed Badr, a 39-year-old Egyptian, was appointed as the dean of the Macromedia Media School in Munich, Germany after intense competition with 17 German professors. Both the German Embassy in Cairo and Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration, on Monday, congratulated Badr on his new position in different statements. Nabila Makram, minister of manpower …

Hagar Omran

Egypt spends EGP 332bn in annual subsidies to support citizens: Al-Sisi

The state budget includes, annually, about EGP 332bn in annual subsidies, said President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during the Egyptian Family Iftar gathering on Tuesday evening. In his speech during the gathering, Al-Sisi discussed state efforts to support citizens to help them face challenges and difficulties, explaining that the support is the difference between the actual …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt retrieves 9 smuggled artefacts from France

Egypt retrieved on Thursday nine artefacts from France that were illegally smuggled and then seized by French authorities. Eight of the retrieved artefacts were caught with a passenger at a train station on his way to London in 2012, according to state media outlet Ahram Online. The artefacts include a human head carved in basalt …

Daily News Egypt

Nervous thanaweya amma test takers following calculus exam on Sunday Ahmed Al-Malky

Alleged exam leaker detained

A student accused of leaking secondary education (thanaweya amma) exams to students via social media in return for money was arrested on Wednesday. The Zagazig Prosecution on Saturday officially ordered his detention. The defendant is being detained for four days pending investigations. According to the investigations, which were published by media outlets, the defendant is …

Adham Youssef