Egypt - Politics

Climate change harms public health, increase diseases, warns FDHRD’s report

The Unit of Research and Studies at the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) has stressed that factors resulting from climate change are negatively affecting public health through a litany of causes including the spread of disease.

Azhar condemns derogatory remarks by India's ruling party member against Prophet Muhammad

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, has condemned and denounced the derogatory remarks made by spokesperson of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on his Twitter page against the Prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha.

Minister of Justice orders formation of legal, judicial expert committee to draft balanced personal status law

Egypt’s Minister of Justice Omar Marwan issued a decree on Sunday ordering the formation of a legal and judicial expert committee to draft a balanced personal law for Muslims in Egypt within four months.

Sisi urges forming legal, judicial expert committee to draft balanced personal status law

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged the formation of a committee of legal and judicial experts specialised in family courts and lawsuits to enact a balanced personal status draft law for Muslims.

Egypt’s trade, environment ministers to face questions in parliament this week

Egypt’s Parliament — the House of Representatives — will reconvene this week to hold plenary sessions on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to question Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad on their policies.

Reforms enabled Egyptian economy to overcome crises: PM to IsDB

Egypt’s economic reforms have enabled the country’s economy to withstand various crises, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said in a speech on Thursday during the inauguration of the annual meetings of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group.

Egypt to host young parliamentarians global conference in June

Egypt is set to host the eighth Global Conference for Young Parliamentarians (GCYP) on 15-16 June in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh with climate change as the key focus of the event.

PM Madbouly calls on AU to prepare database of all industries at ‘Egypt Can with Industry conference’

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Tuesday that it was necessary for the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission of Africa to prepare a database of existing industries on the continent and the need of each country.

Egypt's growth rate down due to Russia-Ukraine crisis, planning minister tells Senate

The Russia-Ukraine crisis has led to Egypt’s projected growth rate being downgraded to 6 percent at the end of the current fiscal year and to an expected 5.7 percent in FY2022/23, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said said in a statement before the Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house.

Russian-Ukrainian war casts shadow over global economy, food security: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday that the Russian-Ukrainian war casts a shadow over the entire global economy and threatens food security in various countries of the world.

Western double standards in dealing with the Ukrainian and Palestinian issues: FDHRD’s report

The Freedom of Speech and Expression Programme in the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue stressed that the west has shown double standards and duplicity in dealing with the Ukrainian and Palestinian issues.

Egypt to increase local wheat production to meet 65% of consumption by 2024

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi told the Senate on Sunday that Egypt is doing its best to achieve greater self-sufficiency in wheat production, aiming “to meet 65 percent of domestic needs by the year 2024.”

Egypt's Senate to discuss the state's FY 2022/23 socio-economic development plan

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house of parliament – will reconvene this week to hold plenary sessions on Sunday and Monday.

Egyptian minister says murder charge against her son still pending before US court

Egypt's Minister of Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram said on Saturday that murder charges pressed against her son, currently detained in the US, are still being heard before a US court and no "undeniable" verdict has been issued yet.

NPA denies rumours by ‘media arm of terrorist group of press assets transfer to a sovereign body’

The National Press Authority (NPA) denied on Friday “rumours spread by the media arms of the terrorist group” that it plans to transfer the assets of three state-owned press institutions to a sovereign body.

Egypt to run societal dialogue for 3 months on State Ownership Policy Document

Egypt will run a three-month societal dialogue soon on the ‘State Ownership Policy Document’ that aims to delineate the state's presence in the economic sectors and activities to increase participation of the private sector.

Egypt's defence minister heads to DR Congo for official visit

Egypt's Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki departed on Tuesday for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the head of a high-ranking military delegation for an official visit, the military spokesman said in a statement.

Neutral committee to be formed to prepare national dialogue’s vision: Training Academy

The National Training Academy (NTA) said on Monday that a joint neutral committee made of public figures and experts was going to be formed to collect all suggestions it received for review and discussion to prepare the upcoming national dialogue’s vision to draw a "roadmap towards the new republic".

Presidency considering pardon for Egyptian activist Yahia Abdel-Hady: Pardon committee

The Egyptian presidency has said it will consider including the name of activist Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hady, sentenced on Monday to four years in prison, on a pardon list set to be issued “within days,” said the Presidential Pardon Committee.

Egypt’s parliament approves loan to build Alexandria’s underground metro

Egypt’s parliament — the House of Representatives — gave the final thumbs up in a plenary session on Monday for a €250-million-loan agreement between Egypt and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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