Egypt - Politics

Rights group welcomes latest presidential pardons for prisoners in Egypt

The Arab Network for Digital Media and Human Rights (ANDMHR) welcomed in a statement on Sunday the recently issued presidential pardons to several prisoners who have received final judicial rulings.

Egypt’s National Political Dialogue agrees on social issues to discuss, voices appreciation for pardons

The board of trustees of the National Political Dialogue (NPD) during its meeting on Saturday agreed on which issues would be discussed from the dialogue’s social track and also expressed its appreciation for the recent presidential pardons for political activists.

Over 700 prisoners released since call for National Dialogue: Coordinator

More than 700 prisoners have been released by the prosecution office or given a presidential pardon since President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for the National Dialogue in April, Dialogue Coordinator Diaa Rashwan said on Friday.

President Sisi pardons political activist Hisham Fouad and six others

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ordered on Friday a presidential pardon for a number of political activists who had received final jail sentences in various cases.

Egypt national dialogue resumes Saturday with economic, social tracks key focus

The board of trustees of Egypt's National Political Dialogue (NPD) will convene for the third time on Saturday to tackle the economic and social tracks following agreement on the political track during the previous rounds of talks.

Cabinet approves amendments to telecommunications law

The Egyptian Cabinet approved during its meeting on Thursday a draft law amending some provisions of the telecommunications law.

Newly-elected head of Egypt's Dostour Party invited to national dialogue

Gamila Ismail, the newly-elected chair of Egypt’s liberal Dostour (the Constitution) Party, has received an official invitation to participate in the national dialogue proposed by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who has asked for drawing up a new political roadmap for the country.

Egypt allocates EGP 11 bln as exceptional aid for 9 mln families to face global economic crises

The Egyptian government has allocated EGP 11 billion as exceptional aid over the next six months to support around nine million families during the current global economic crises.

Egypt’s president marks 70th anniversary of July 1952 Revolution

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people on Saturday on the 70th anniversary of the 23 July 1952 Revolution, hailing the revolution as a “culmination of people’s long struggle”.

Politics major topic discussed in 2nd meeting of National Dialogue’s board of trustees: Coordinator

Head of Journalists Syndicate and Coordinator of Egypt’s National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan said on Tuesday that the dialogue’s board of trustees discussed the political dossier as a national priority in its second meeting held in Cairo.

Egypt starts 2nd round of national dialogue to 'determine national priorities'

The board of trustees of Egypt's national dialogue started on Tuesday its second round to determine the national priorities and agenda for the upcoming debates

Cairo to host international human rights conference on challenges facing right to privacy

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) in cooperation with Egypt's Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights (SSCHR) will hold a conference 21-22 July on the challenges facing the right to privacy amid the rapid development of artificial intelligence.

Egypt's national dialogue's agenda and schedule of debate to be discussed next week

The Board of Trustees responsible for managing Egypt's national dialogue will meet next week to discuss the dialogue's schedule of debates and the formation of its main and subsidiary committees.

Egypt's national dialogue debates to be made public in transparent, democratic way: Secretary-General Fawzi

Mahmoud Fawzi, secretary-general of Egypt's national dialogue, said that the decision to air the debates live is up to the Board of Trustees which is responsible for running the debates, but they "will, in any way, be made public in a transparent and democratic way."

Amending constitution not on Egypt's national dialogue agenda: Rashwan

Discussions over amending the constitution will not be on the agenda of Egypt's national dialogue as the legitimacy of the regime is based on this constitution, said Diaa Rashwan, chairman of the Press Syndicate and coordinator of the national dialogue.

In Photos: National Dialogue aims to reach common ground on nation’s priorities: Rashwan

The National Dialogue called for by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will address national priorities aiming to reach common grounds among participants, including political, partisan, and syndicate forces, Diaa Rashwan, the coordinator of the dialogue, stressed in the inaugural session of the Board of Trustees’ meeting.

Egypt’s National Dialogue Board of Trustees agrees on bylaws; to reconvene 19 July

The Board of Trustees of Egypt's National Dialogue concluded its first meeting on Tuesday evening after agreeing on the bylaws regulating work for the 19-member board as well as the dialogue's code of conduct and ethics.

Egyptian, foreign media invited to cover first meeting of National Dialogue’s Board of Trustees

Egyptian and foreign media representatives are invited to visit the National Training Academy (NTA) in Giza to cover the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the country’s National Dialogue on Tuesday at 1pm, said Diaa Rashwan, the dialogue’s general coordinator and head of the Journalists’ Syndicate, on Monday.

Egypt’s Parliament approves new law supporting disabled citizens

The House of Representatives — the lower house of Egypt’s bicameral Parliament — approved on Sunday a number of legislative amendments to the law regulating the fund supporting disabled citizens (Law 200/2020) that was drafted and submitted by the Mostaqbal Watan Party, which holds a majority in the House.

Egyptian president urges rationalising gov’t spending, enhancing social protection programmes

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi instructed the Ministry of Finance on Monday to work on rationalising government spending and focusing on the enhancement of social protection programmes in the coming period.

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