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Egypt National Dialogue approves 5 topics for Sisi's review: Coordinator

The National Dialogue has approved up to five significant topics for President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to review, said Egypt's National Dialogue General Coordinator Diaa Rashwan on Tuesday.

VP of Court of Cassation appointed head of Egypt's National Elections Authority

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi appointed on Tuesday Judge Walid Hassan Hamza, the vice president of the Court of Cassation, as the new head of the National Elections Authority (NEA).

Parliament approves law establishing The Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights'

The House of Representatives approved Tuesday a draft law establishing the Egyptian Agency for Intellectual Property Rights (EOIPR).

National Dialogue calls for ensuring universities’ independence, academic freedoms

Political forces, experts and professors gathered on Sunday under the National Dialogue’s umbrella to call for activating constitutional provisions that maintain universities’ independence and academic freedoms.

National Dialogue participants call for civil work law amendment

The participants at Egypt’s National Dialogue, including the former Minister of Social Solidarity Gouda Abd El-Khalek, called for amending law 149/ 2019 on civil work.

Lack of academic integrity among AI’s disadvantages: Professor in National Dialogue

Despite its many benefits, artificial intelligence (AI) lacks academic integrity, asserted Salwa Thabet, professor of public administration and head of international affairs at the Future University in Egypt, while addressing the advantages and disadvantages of AI in relation to the Egyptian academic community.

Liberal Wafd Party leader Yamama first to announce candidacy for Egyptian presidency

The leader of the liberal Wafd Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, has become the first candidate to officially declare his candidacy for the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections scheduled for next year.

Egypt made ‘significant’ strides in fulfilling rights of differently abled people: NCHR president

Egypt has made significant strides in fulfilling the rights of differently abled people, announced President of the National Council of Human Rights (NCHR) Moushira Khattab at the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP16) on Thursday.

National Dialogue coordinator announces fourth week sessions agenda, thanks Sisi for support

The National Dialogue’s Board of Trustees approved on Thursday the agenda for the dialogue’s fourth week of sessions, which will take place in Cairo starting Sunday, General Coordinator of the Dialogue Diaa Rashwan announced.

Egypt has been empowering youth since 2016: National Dialogue participants

Egypt has significantly empowered youths on all fronts in society since 2016, said the Youth Committee Rapporteur Ahmed Fathy during the Social Axis session at the National Dialogue on Thursday.

Comprehensive health insurance law needed for stronger nation: Helmy at National Dialogue

Former Minister of Health and Population Amr Helmy asserted on Thursday that a law for comprehensive health insurance is the hope for reforming Egypt's health system and for a stronger nation.

Egypt Journalists Syndicate urges barring jail penalty in publishing cases

Head of Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists, Khaled El-Balshy, called for cancelling the jail penalty for publishing cases, in light of the constitution, during the Sunday session of the National Dialogue, which was held to call for issuing the long-awaited Freedom of Information Act.

3 December deadline for opening Egypt’s presidential elections candidacy: National dialogue coordinator

According to the Egyptian Constitution, 3 December 2023 is the deadline for opening Egypt’s presidential elections candidacy, General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan said on Sunday.

Egyptian National Dialogue approves agenda for 3rd week

The Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue has approved the agenda for the sessions of the third week of the dialogue -- which is set to kick off on Sunday -- after consulting with the general and assistant rapporteurs on the issues of the political, economic and societal axes.

State stands by Engineers Syndicate head after violent no-confidence vote: Minister

The state affirms confidence in incumbent head of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate Tarek El-Nabarawy, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources and engineer Hani Sewilam said Thursday, after a no-confidence motion to remove the syndicate head from office late in May ended in violence.

INTERVIEW: National Dialogue important step toward enacting political reform: Wafd deputy head

Deputy Head of the Wafd Party Khaled Qandil said the National Dialogue is an important step toward enacting political reforms and strengthening the democratization process in Egypt.

Egyptian National Dialogue's 3rd political track session postponed by one week

The third session of the National Dialogue's political track, originally planned for 4 June, has been rescheduled for 11 June, announced the General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan on Saturday evening.

True democracy requires access to information: NCHR president

True democracy is one in which information is available because a person “will not be able to have an opinion or obtain any right” unless the information is available to them, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Moushira Khattab said.

President Sisi ratifies amendments to grant equal rights to Egyptian citizenship

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified amendments to the Egyptian Nationality Law of 1975, allowing foreign minors born in Egypt to either a man or a woman born in the country or with an Egyptian origin to acquire citizenship.

Egypt's parliament approves a new package of tax and fee hikes amid criticism

Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – provisionally approved Sunday legislative amendments to three laws stipulating new tax and fee hikes on a number of imported goods and entertainment activities despite being rejected by six political parties.

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