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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

Al-Sisi meets national football team in Cairo ahead of World Cup in Russia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Saturday with the country’s national football team in Cairo ahead of the World Cup in Russia, according to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.  Rady said in a statement that the football players spoke with Al-Sisi, all pledging to do their best in the upcoming competition, while national team manager Hector …

Fatma Lotfi

Parliament to discuss three draft laws to regulate media, press bodies

The Egyptian Parliament, headed by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, is to discuss on Sunday three new draft laws submitted by the cabinet to regulate Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the National Media Authority, and the National Press Authority. Parliament will discuss a separate law for each body, instead of one law regulating the work …

Daily News Egypt

President Al-Sisi approves 10th amendment to US aid agreement 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi approved in a presidential decree on Thursday the 10th amendment to the US-Egypt aid agreement, according to local media reports. This amendment that was approved by the parliament in April included changing to the regulations of the governmental administration initiative and the participation programme. The agreement was signed on 26 September 2017. 

Daily News Egypt

Minister of Public Sector Affairs Khaled Badawi

Khaled Badawy, ‘minister of settlements’, dreams of assets exploitation

Since Khaled Badawy took office as minister of public sector affairs in January, he focused on debt settlement and exploitation of unutilised assets. Badawy worked on tackling four main portfolios in parallel. First, settling the debts of the sector’s companies, and second, restructuring financial and administrative subsidiaries. In addition, he worked on floating the ministry’s …

Mostafa Fahmy