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World - International
7/31/2022 10:47:18 AM
Sri Lanka's new president Ranil Wickremesinghe has formally invited MPs to join an all-party unity government to revive the bankrupt economy by undertaking painful reforms, his office said Sunday.

World - Region
7/30/2022 10:24:53 PM
A hundred French parliamentarians, mainly from the political left, on Saturday denounced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "policy of war" against Kurds in northern Syria.

World - International
7/10/2022 4:32:20 PM
The race to replace Britain's Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and prime minister is underway, with nine candidates already declared and more Tory MPs likely to join.

Egypt - Politics
6/24/2022 12:58:12 PM
Though the majority of MPs approved the new budget, four parties issued a statement on Wednesday criticising it for excessive foreign borrowing and lack of fiscal discipline or austerity measures that could help contain the negative economic impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Business - Economy
6/19/2022 11:34:00 PM
Finance Minister Mohamed Maait told MPs in a plenary session on Sunday that the drafting of Egypt's FY 2022/23 budget was prepared amid very exceptional circumstances, including foreign inflation brought about by the war in Ukraine.

Egypt - Politics
6/18/2022 7:07:46 PM
Egyptian MPs will submit urgent statements to the House of Representatives this week on Minister of Public Enterprise Hesham Tawfik’s plan to the liquidate El-Nasr Coke and Chemicals Company and to sell off public sector hotels.

Egypt - Urban & Transport
6/18/2022 5:10:41 PM
In response to questions directed by MPs, Egypt’s Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik insisted that the “liquidation of El-Nasr Coke and Chemicals will go ahead as planned after it incurred losses of EGP 30 million last year and that there is no hope of reforming the company and turning it into a profitable one.”

World - Region
6/9/2022 6:22:56 PM
Iraq's firebrand Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr made a high-stakes protest Thursday by calling on the 73 lawmakers loyal to him to ready resignation papers to end an eight-month parliamentary paralysis.

World - International
6/6/2022 10:45:19 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday survived a vote of no confidence from his own Conservative MPs, after a string of scandals that have left the party's standing in tatters.

Egypt - Politics
5/9/2022 6:40:25 PM
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 - Politics
5/9/2022 5:14:40 PM
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.

Egypt - Politics
4/27/2022 7:46:48 PM
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.

World - International
4/13/2022 5:35:51 PM
More than 110 MPs, journalists and campaigners frustrated by escalating government secrecy have signed an open letter warning that the UK’s freedom of information (FoI) laws are being undermined by a lack of resources and government departments obstructing lawful requests.

World - Region
3/30/2022 7:26:56 PM
Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday failed for a third time to elect a new national president for lack of a quorum, officials said, prolonging the war-scarred country's political crisis.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/24/2022 7:27:00 PM
Parliamentarians and government officials gathered in Hurghada this week to discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on Egypt and its new budget.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/20/2022 1:24:23 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson found himself under fire on Sunday, including from his own MPs, after saying that Brexit showed that Britons shared the same "instinct" for freedom as Ukrainians.

World - Region
3/15/2022 10:29:41 PM
The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday scheduled a March 26 session for deputies to hold a delayed vote on the country's president.

Egypt - Society
12/28/2021 6:56:50 PM
In a stormy session on Tuesday, Egyptian MPs slammed Minister of Education Tarek Shakwi, accusing him of failing to solve the chronic problems of schools. MPs complained that Shawki's bizarre policies have made school curricula difficult for students to understand.

Egypt - Politics
12/19/2021 10:32:10 PM
With Egypt announcing this week its first cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, MPs voiced their concern regarding the government’s efforts to counter this dangerous development in a session on Sunday.

Egypt - Politics
12/14/2021 7:01:11 PM
Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – decided to postpone the discussion of three laws imposing sweeping tax hikes on a number of goods and services. A large number of MPs warned that the new hikes will exert financial pressure on citizens because they come at time the coronavirus is hitting their everyday life hard.

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