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The amendments, which were rejected by the Senate’s Education Committee, aim to change the thanawya amma stage to be three years instead of one

Egypt began adopting a new strategy five years ago based on recycling water, lining water canals, setting up water desalination stations, and reducing the areas of high-water consuming crops like rice and bananas

The amendments introduce a three-year Thanawaya Amma (high school) system and open the door for students to pass online exams

Shoukry said a high Nile flood scenario this summer will help contain the damage caused by the GERD

Shoukry earlier said Egypt wants to boost its relations with African states, particularly Nile Basin countries

Political parties express support for President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi over GERD talks, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Parliament has begun discussing the state’s 2021-22 budget and development plans

Parliament Speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly said MPs represent more than one hundred million citizens and so they deserve to be vaccinated against the coronavirus

The new measures aim at helping underprivileged people and seasonal workers face the negative impact of the anti-coronavirus measures on their lives

Criticism of Information Minister Osama Heikal reached a crescendo this week as senior journalists joined MPs in accusing him of financial and administrative irresponsibility

The Senate — Egypt’s upper consultative house — approved three legislative amendments this week, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

The Senate also provisionally signed off another law on regulating the setting up of a charitable Waqf fund

The senate will also discuss two laws on regulating the setting up of charitable Wakf funds and the performance of the Syndicate of Engineers.

Parliament approved a landmark law toughening up the penalties for female genital mutilation this week

MPs said there should be an integrated plan for upgrading Egypt’s railway system to put an end to railway accidents, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

MPs amend article 38 to lower fees charged for operating water pumping machines on the River Nile from EGP 10,000 to EGP 1,250 every five years

MP Nader Mostafa accused Osama Heikal of negligence, poor performance, and committing several financial and administrative offences

MPs also asked to forme a fact-finding commission to investigate the causes of the accident, which left 19 people killed and 185 injured

Head of the Religious Affairs Committee Ali Gomaa said there is nothing in Islam that supports the practice of female circumcision

The discussion comes upon the request of a number of MPs who said authorities should open a serious investigation into the accident

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