Egypt - Politics

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.

Egyptian MPs say Muslim Brotherhood cannot be invited to proposed political dialogue

Members of Egypt's two chambers of parliament – the House of Representatives and the Senate – joined the chorus of the country's political forces that welcomed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's sudden call for conducting a wide-ranging national political dialogue.

Egypt releases 3,273 prisoners granted presidential pardons on occasion of Sinai Liberation

Egyptian authorities announced on Wednesday the release of 3,273 inmates with a presidential pardon on the occasion of Sinai Liberation day, which falls on 25 April.

Journalists Syndicate lauds Sisi’s call for conducting political dialogue

Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate lauded President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s recent call for conducting a broad national political dialogue represents "a leap in the political path of the Egyptian state after the revolutions of 25 January 2011 and 30 June 2013".

Egypt faced great challenges, achieved greater successes: Sisi at Egyptian Family Iftar

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt has faced great challenges over the past years but achieved greater successes. Speaking at the Egyptian Family Iftar banquet on Tuesday, the president vowed to remain honest with Egyptians and loyal to the homeland.

Sisi assigns National Youth Conference to conduct political dialogue with all parties, youth political powers

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi assigned on Tuesday the National Youth Conference to conduct political dialogue with all parties and youth political powers on the current priorities of national action and to present its outcomes to him personally.

Pope Tawadros II greets President Sisi and citizens on Sinai Liberation Day

Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, greeted President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and all citizens on Monday on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

'A shield and a sword’ - The inside story of Egypt's 1973 victory over Israel

War veterans Mohamed Abbas Mansour and Mahmoud Khalaf, who served in the 1973 October War, tell Ahmed Eleiba about the role played by the artillery corps to liberate Sinai and what is needed to protect Egypt

Egyptian President Sisi salutes 'souls of martyrs' on Sinai Liberation Day anniversary

In a televised speech to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi saluted the souls of Egyptian martyrs who gave their lives to liberate Sinai as well as the Egyptian diplomats who patiently fought to win every inch of it back through negotiations.

Egyptian senators call for stricter control on foreign funding of NGOs

Members of the Senate — Egypt’s consultative upper house of Parliament — teamed up in a plenary session on Saturday to call on the government to impose stricter control on foreign funding to local non-government organisations (NGOs) and all entities involved in civil society work.

Former MP Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat comments on 'pressuring' Mohamed Morsi video in Ikhtiyar

Mohamed Anwar Esmat El-Sadat — the former MP and the chairperson of the liberal-oriented Reform and Development Party — issued a statement on Friday responding to a controversial video that was recently released in the Ikhtiyar docuseries reportedly showing him politicking with the late Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt's Senate to discuss government supervision of donations to NGOs and charity organisations

The Senate – Egypt's consultative upper house of parliament – will reconvene Saturday to open a debate on the government's supervision of cash and in-kind donations granted to NGOs and charity organisations.

Christians commemorate Jesus's crucifixion on Good Friday

Around the world, Orthodox Christian communities today mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, ahead of the resurection on Easter Sunday

Egyptian president signals start of wheat harvest season in Toshka

​President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi signalled the beginning of the wheat harvest season in Toshka's agricultural lands in the Upper Egypt governorate of Aswan on Thursday morning, the presidential spokesman said.

Social Democratic Party rejects state budget balance sheet, cites 'excessive foreign borrowing'

MP Farid El-Biaddi, a member of the leftist-oriented Egyptian Social Democratic Party, announced in a statement on Wednesday that his party's deputies have voted against the balance sheet of the state's 2020/21 budget.

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