Egypt

Foreign Affairs

Hamas chief Haniyeh in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials to stop Israeli aggression on Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, heading a delegation from the movement to hold talks with Egyptian officials on ongoing efforts to stop the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

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Hamas chief Haniyeh in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials to stop Israeli aggression on Gaza

Society

BBC suspension of Egyptian reporter for liking tweets attack on freedom of expression: Journalists Syndicate

The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate’s board has demanded that BBC reverse its suspension and investigation into veteran Egyptian journalist Sally Nabil after the pro-Israel Daily Telegraph accused her of "antisemitism" for liking two tweets related to Israel.

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BBC suspension of Egyptian reporter for liking tweets attack on freedom of expression: Journalists Syndicate

Politics

President Sisi directs new EGP 180 bln social protection package to millions of citizens

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed on Wednesday the government to take several urgent social measures to alleviate the cost of living pressures on citizens, including raising minimum wages for all government workers and raising pensions starting in March.

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President Sisi directs new EGP 180 bln social protection package to millions of citizens

Urban & Transport

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue has dropped 40-50% in 2024: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday that the revenue from the Suez Canal has dropped 40-50 percent this year, alluding to the effect of Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.

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Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue has dropped 40-50% in 2024: Sisi

Courts & Law

Egyptian publisher Hisham Kassem released after serving prison term in libel, slander case

Prominent Egyptian publisher and leading liberal political activist Hisham Kassem was released Tuesday from prison after completing his six-month sentence in a libel and slander case, according to his lawyer.

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Egyptian publisher Hisham Kassem released after serving prison term in libel, slander case

Defence

Egypt defence minister discusses Gaza war with US Congress delegation

Lieutenant General Mohamed Zaki, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and minister of defence and military production, met on Monday with a delegation from the Armed Services Committee of the US House of Representatives, where they discussed the situation in the Gaza Strip.

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Egypt defence minister discusses Gaza war with US Congress delegation

Tourism

Egypt to host int’l conference to boost medical tourism in March

Minister of Emigration and Expatriates' Affairs Ambassador Soha Gendy on Saturday called on Egyptian doctors and experts living abroad to participate in an international medical tourism conference in the New Administrative Capital from 2-3 March 2024.

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Egypt to host int’l conference to boost medical tourism in March

Health

Egyptian healthcare system playing key role in alleviating suffering of Palestinians in Gaza: Sisi

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised on Monday the key role of the Egyptian healthcare sector in alleviating the severe humanitarian suffering endured by Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing Israeli aggression on the strip.

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Egyptian healthcare system playing key role in alleviating suffering of Palestinians in Gaza: Sisi