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Egypt - Politics
12/14/2021 9:46:18 PM
Egypt's parliament approved Tuesday amendments to the added value tax (67/2016) to exempt a number of industrial and investment activities from the VAT tax.

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.

World - Region
12/14/2021 3:26:07 PM
Opponents of Tunisian President Kais Saied on Tuesday slammed his decision to extend a months-long suspension of parliament, accusing him of dealing another blow to the country's nascent democracy.

World - Region
12/13/2021 10:51:06 PM
Tunisia's President Kais Saied said Monday that parliament, suspended almost five months ago, would remain so until elections he set for December 2022, and called a July referendum on constitutional reforms.

World - Region
12/13/2021 4:03:40 PM
A case filed by the Hashed al-Shaabi former paramilitary alliance contesting its defeat in Iraq's October 10 parliamentary election opened in a federal court on Monday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
12/12/2021 5:32:12 PM
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in the fields of health, energy and tourism, as well as military cooperation, during a meeting in Cairo on Sunday.

World - Region
12/12/2021 2:47:12 PM
An Israeli parliamentary committee voted Sunday to stop providing personal security for former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife and adult sons, six months after the longtime leader was ousted from power.

World - Region
12/11/2021 4:51:17 PM
Palestinians took part in rare municipal elections across the occupied West Bank on Saturday, following months of simmering anger towards their government and the cancellation of promised parliamentary and presidential elections earlier this year.

Egypt - Politics
12/11/2021 3:24:24 PM
Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – will get down to business this week, grilling Minister of Education Tarek Shawki Tuesday over the state of education in the country.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
12/9/2021 9:40:00 PM
Egypt’s record on human rights and democracy took centre stage during Parliamentary Speaker Hanafi Gibali’s visits to Belgium and Spain.

World - International
12/8/2021 12:13:22 PM
Germany's parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as the country's ninth post-World War II chancellor, opening a new era for the European Union's most populous nation after Angela Merkel's 16-year tenure.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
12/7/2021 9:15:03 PM
With presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya fast approaching, there are growing fears that their results will lead to fresh controversies, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Egypt - Politics
12/2/2021 7:41:06 PM
Egypt's Speaker of Parliament Hanafy Gebaly and his Belgian counterpart Eliane Tilieux met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss strengthening relations between Egypt and Belgium.

Egypt - Politics
12/1/2021 12:10:40 PM
The House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a number of amendments to a draft law submitted by the cabinet that aims to to give public institutions greater incentives to set up more non-profit universities.

Egypt - Politics
11/29/2021 7:05:29 PM
The Egyptian House of Representatives’ Culture and Media Committee approved an amendment granting the Union of Syndicates of Acting, Cinema, and Musical Professions the judicial right to crack down on “substandard singers” and punish those who exercise the profession of acting without a license.

Egypt - Politics
11/28/2021 5:54:40 PM
Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – approved Sunday a presidential decree on changing customs tariffs imposed on some imported goods.

Egypt - Politics
11/27/2021 8:56:56 PM
Following a two-week holiday, Egypt's parliament – the House of Representatives – will reconvene on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to discuss two new laws on private universities and financial technology (FinTech). The schedule of debate will also include two agreements with Japan and Austria.

World - International
11/24/2021 12:35:43 PM
Sweden's parliament on Wednesday approved Magdalena Andersson as the country's first female prime minister, tapping the finance minister who recently became the new leader of the Social Democratic party.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/23/2021 11:28:30 PM
Mohamed Salmawy takes issue with one parliamentarian’s retrograde views

World - Region
11/20/2021 3:22:33 PM
Libya's parliament speaker Aguila Saleh registered Saturday to run in next month's presidential election, joining a military strongman and the son of Moamer Kadhafi in the contest.

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