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New personal status law must be balanced to solve family issues honestly and impartially: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that there was an urgent need for a new balanced personal status law in Egypt to solve family issues honestly and impartially.

A list with tens of prisoners for presidential pardons to be issued soon: Pardon Committee

The Presidential Pardon Committee announced in a statement on Tuesday that it will issue a list of tens of prisoners for presidential pardons soon.

National Dialogue to run in 'a neutral and impartial way' among all segments of society: Training Academy

The National Training Academy (NTA) said on Tuesday that the National Dialogue between the government and political and youth currents would be be run in a neutral and impartial way among all segments of society that will be invited to participate.

Sisi directs gov't to assess import of production inputs, raw materials

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed on Tuesday the government to form a working group to regularly assess the import system and follow up on measures taken to meet the needs of the production sector, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Egypt caught between two fires due to Ukraine war: MPs

The draft budget of 2022/23 needs further review and amendments, declared members of the parliamentary Economic Affairs Committee on Monday after concluding the initial reading.

Egypt’s parliament approves additional allocation to current budget

Egypt’s parliament – the House of Representatives – gave final approval on Monday to a legislative amendment allocating an additional EGP 6 billion to the FY 2021/22 budget.

Egypt's new budget is drafted amid global inflationary pressures, finance minister tells MPs

Egypt's finance minister Mohamed Maait and planning and economic development minister Hala El-Said presented two statements on the draft budget of FY 2022/23 and the socio-economic development plan to the House of Representatives in a plenary session on Monday.

Journalists Syndicate head calls for continuing confrontation against takfiri, extremist ideologies

The head of the Journalists Syndicate Diaa Rashwan on Sunday called on Sunday on all journalists and media workers to confront takfiri and extremist ideologies that lead to terrorism and violence.

House of Representatives to discuss new bills on money laundering, budget, pilgrimage visas

Hanafy El-Gebaly — speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives — announced in a plenary session on Sunday that the government referred three new bills to the House that tackle money laundering activities, new budgetary allocations, and Haj (pilgrimage) visas.

National Council For Human Rights condemns Sinai terrorist attack

Egypt’s National Council For Human Rights (NCHR) condemned and denounced on Saturday the terrorist attack in west Sinai that resulted in the death of one officer and ten soldiers as well as the injury of five others.

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church mourns victims of Sinai attack

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church mourned on Saturday the victims of the terrorist attack on a water lifting station in East Suez Canal area in Sinai.

Al-Azhar condemns Sinai terror attack

Egypt’s Al-Azhar strongly condemned in extreme terms the terrorist attack on a water-lifting station in East Suez canal area in Sinai that killed an officer and ten soldiers on Saturday.

Egypt’s President Sisi mourns victims of Sinai terrorist attack

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi mourned on Saturday an Army officer and ten soldiers who were killed foiling a terrorist attack on a checkpoint at a water lifting station in East Suez Canal area.

Egypt Ministers of Finance, Planning to address parliament on 2022/23 budget this week

​Following a two-week holiday, Egypt’s lower house of Parliament — the House of Representatives — will get down to business this week by holding plenary sessions on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Farid Zahran re-elected chairman of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party

Farid Zahran, an appointed member of the Egyptian Senate, was re-elected chairman of the leftist Egyptian Social Democratic Party on Friday.

'Egypt's political prisoners file to be closed in near future': NCHR's deputy chairman El-Sadat

Deputy chairperson of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohamed Anwar Esmat El-Sadat issued a statement on Tuesday indicating that the issue of political prisoners in Egypt will be “closed” in the near future.

INTERVIEW: Workers around the world face novel challenges amid global crises

Ahram daily newspaper talked to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the International Labour Organisation, about the new challenges facing workers and economies across the world amid a multitude of crises, especially the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt secures release of 20 Egyptian sailors held in Yemen

Egyptian authorities succeeded in releasing 20 Egyptian sailors who were held in Yemen over the past several days reportedly over charges of trespassing into Yemeni territorial waters without a permit.

Sisi: Egypt’s Labour Day chance to highlight workers’ achievement in building ‘new republic’

Egypt’s celebration of Labour Day is an opportunity to highlight the progress made by loyal Egyptian workers in building the “new republic,” President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in a recorded speech aired Sunday on the holiday, which is observed worldwide on 1 May.

NCHR hails reactivation of Presidential Pardon Committee, hopes more detainees will be released

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) hailed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s recent decision to reactivate the Presidential Pardon Committee following the release of 41 pretrial detainees.

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