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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 …

Sarah El-Sheikh

GERD scientific research committee holds 2nd meeting in Khartoum

The scientific research committee of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began two-day meetings in Khartoum to discuss options and strategies for filling the dam’s reservoir. The committee, which includes a number of experts and academics from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, aims to address the observations of Egypt and Sudan on a proposal submitted by …

Daily News Egypt

Portugal to receive 400 refugees based in Cairo

Egypt welcomed an offer by Portugal to host a number of refugees currently residing in the country, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. As a part of the cooperation between the EU and Egypt on the issue, Portugal offered to host 400 refugees in the years 2018 and …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s army kills 32 takfiris, arrests​ others

The Egyptian military killed 32 takfiris and arrested dozens of suspects in coordination with police forces, the army spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday. This came during raids that took place throughout the past few days. The number of takfiris included twelve killed by the army and another 20 killed by Egyptian police. This …

Daily News Egypt

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

Egypt’s ambassador to Jordan heads meeting of UNRWA

Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan Tarek Adel headed on Tuesday the meeting of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in Dead sea. In his speech, Adel said that Egypt’s participation in the meeting came to emphasize a number of points, which include necessity of maintaining the …

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