Egypt - Politics

No extensions granted for NGOs to legalise status after 12 April deadline: Egypt's cabinet

No extensions were granted for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Egypt aiming to legalise their status with final deadline remaining 12 April, Egypt's Cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

Human rights organisations representatives meet with Diaa Rashwan ahead of Egypt's National Dialogue

Representatives from several Egyptian human rights organisations as well as a number of independent human rights activists met with the National Dialogue general coordinator Diaa Rashwan on Sunday to discuss their concerns and issues ahead of the sessions of the National Dialogue.

In Photos: Sisi praises discipline of policemen after surprise visit to Nasr City precinct

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised discipline and commitment of the police personnel at Nasr City First Precinct in east Cairo during a surprise visit on Sunday.

Sisi and Christodoulides agree to launch an Egyptian-Cypriot cooperation forum

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides agreed on Wednesday to launch a joint cooperation forum between the two nations as part strengthening their distinguished bilateral relations.

16 public figures to join Egypt's National Dialogue committees: Coordinator

A number of renowned Egyptian writers, activists, experts, and film professionals will join the specialised committees of the National Dialogue launched by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last year to discuss national priority issues.

Egypt's president appoints ex-army commander Tarras in Senate

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree appointing former Lieutenant-General Abdel-Moneim El-Tarras to the Senate, filling the vacant seat of MP Mostafa Kamel, who passed away in December.

Egypt approves economic, social development plan for FY 2023-2024

Egypt’s cabinet approved during its weekly meeting in the New Administrative Capital on Wednesday the economic and social development plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

Egypt’s political parties welcome start of national dialogue on 3 May announcement

Various political parties, including opposition ones, welcomed the announcement by the Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue that the dialogue would start in proper on 3 May.

Sisi directs govt to study National Dialogue proposal to renew full judicial supervision on elections

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government on Monday to study the proposal made by the Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue to renew legislation that stipulates full judicial supervision over elections and referendums.

Egypt National Dialogue trustees board urges renewal of judicial supervision over elections

The National Dialogue's Board of Trustees has called for amending the law governing the country's National Election Authority (NEA) to renew judicial supervision over all elections and referendums.

EU ready to provide further support to Egypt to curb irregular migration: Schinas to FM

The European Union is ready to provide further support to the Egyptian state’s efforts to curb irregular migration, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Promoting the European Way of Life, said on Sunday.

Egypt's parliament approves President Sisi's new package of wage and pension hikes

Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – approved Sunday a government-drafted bill granting new wage hikes to government employees and a rise by 15 percent to pensions.

Egypt Parliament to vote on President Sisi's new wage and pension hikes on Sunday

Egypt's House of Representatives' Labour Force Committee approved Wednesday a raft of bills granting new wage hikes to government employees and a rise by 15 percent to pensions.

Egypt's new 2023/24 budget to prioritise spending on social safety net programmes

Egypt’s finance ministry is currently putting the final touches on the new FY 2023/24 budget and will refer it to the House of Representatives in the last week of March, Yasser Omar, deputy chairman of the Egyptian House of Representatives' Budget Committee, said on Sunday.

Egypt and India to reinforce parliamentary relations

​Speaker of Egypt's House of Representatives Hanafy El-Gebaly and his Indian counterpart Om Birla decided on Sunday to reinforce relations between the parliaments of the two countries.

Egyptian media policy based on non-interference in others' affairs: Media body

Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) has asserted that the policy of Egyptian media in terms of foreign relations is based on "firm" principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of others.

Sisi performs Friday prayers at Tantawy Mosque on Martyr's Day

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed Friday prayers at Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district on the occasion of Martyr’s Day, which falls on 9 March.

Egypt lowers financial requirements for foreigners to acquire Egyptian citizenship

Egypt has lowered the financial requirements for foreigners who apply to acquire Egyptian citizenship by purchasing state-owned property, starting investment projects or through depositing various sums in US dollars in the public treasury.

Egypt raises minimum wage for government employees to EGP 3,500 & pensions by 15% as of 1 April

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has announced on Thursday the raising of the minimum wage for government employees to EGP 3,500 and pensions by 15 percent - as part of a wide-ranging social package to alleviate ramifications of global economic situation on the public - starting 1 April.

Egypt keen on making human rights a reality: Justice minister

Egypt is fully aware of the need to make human rights a reality, and also committed to achieving this goal, Minister of Justice Omar Marwan said Wednesday.

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