Egypt’s National Authority Denies Receiving Any Complaints Affecting Elections

Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) denied receiving any complaints that would affect the electoral process, as the polls closed on the last day of the first phase of parliamentary elections. Egyptians voted in 14 governorates amid strict health and security measures. Head of NEA La


Egyptians Vote in Second Day of Parliamentary Elections

Egyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases. The first stage of the vote for the lower chamber of parliament began a day earlier in 14 of Egypt’s 27 pro


Egypt Starts Voting in First Stage of Parliament Elections

Polling stations opened Saturday in Egypt for parliamentary elections in which there was little doubt of a sweeping victory for supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi. Some 63 million voters out of Egypt's more than 100 million people are eligible to elect 568 of the 596 lawmakers in the l


Egypt Tightens COVID-19 Preventive Measures

The Egyptian government has tightened preventive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as it began to witness a slight increase in the number of daily COVID-19 cases. The Health Ministry said isolation hospitals were ready to welcome additional patients, two days after Prime


Egyptian expats to start voting in country’s parliamentary elections

 Egyptian expats will begin voting in the first phase of the country’s parliamentary elections, which starts Wednesday and runs until Friday, local daily Ahram Online reported.Approximately 140 polling stations in the state’s embassies and consulates in 124 countries are available


Egypt PM calls for agreement on Ethiopian dam

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed the necessity of reaching a binding legal agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in a manner that preserves common interests, noting Egypt’s keenness to continue negotiations with Sudan and Ethiop


Egypt’s Religious Institutions Call for Fighting 'Hate Speech'

Egyptian religious institutions stressed the need to confront hate speech which would ensure the safety of societies and strengthen relations between peoples. The country's top religious authority, al-Azhar called for the enactment of international laws to criminalize insulting religions an


Egypt Adopts Flexible Mechanism at Schools amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Egypt's Ministry of Education has adopted a flexible mechanism at schools amid mounting concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, only days before the beginning of the new academic year in the country. Egyptian Deputy Minister of Education for Teacher Affairs said on Sunday that those in charge a


Sisi: No Reconciliation with those Trying to Harm Egypt

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday that his country “will not be defeated by a war from the outside,” while also underlining his rejection of “reconciling” with the Muslim Brotherhood, which Cairo has blacklisted as a terrorist group. “I cannot recon


Egypt’s Sisi Signs Strategic Maritime Deal with Greece

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Saturday ratified a maritime deal setting its Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, the state-run news agency reported. The bilateral agreement is widely seen as a response to a riva


Egypt parliament seat costs $3.2m, reveals MP

Egypt MP Mortada Mansour has revealed that the price for a seat in parliament is 50 million Egyptian pounds ($3.2 million). In a leaked video the president of the Zamalek Club can be heard saying: “I did not pay 50 million pounds of the people’s blood for them to put me on their list.


Sisi Warns of Wicked Ambitions, Threats Facing Egypt

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said, on Tuesday, that wicked designs and threats against Egypt will never stop and will never decrease, even if their nature changes. He stressed the importance of saving people from the dangers of uncalculated political delusions. In a televised spee


El-Sisi: Egyptian water rights are ‘national security issue’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has described Nile water as a “national security issue” and urged the signing of an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. His comments came during a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday at the Federal Palace in Cair


Egypt executes 2 members of Muslim Brotherhood

Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrested in anti-coup demonstrations in 2013 have been executed, citing a statement by the ‘We Record’ human rights organisation on Sunday. The Egyptian Interior Ministry carried out the death sentences of Yasser Al-Abasiri, 49, and Yasser Sh


Egypt Reports Surge in Virus Cases

Egypt reported 149 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 103,466 since the outbreak first hit the country in mid-February, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population said. The Ministry also reported 10 new deaths, raising the total number o


Egypt prepares for second Friday of rage

Whistleblower Mohamed Ali, backed by Egyptians, is calling for a second Friday of rage in continuation of the protests that have taken place in the country for almost two weeks. Ali called on Egyptians to unite against General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on the anniversary of the 20 September protests a


Egypt court sentences 6 men to death over killing policemen

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced six Muslim Brotherhood members to death over crimes including allegedly killing policemen in 2016. Reporting Egyptian media, Anadolu Agency stated: “Al-Zaqaziq Criminal Court sentenced six members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death ove


Sisi fears ‘nobody but Allah’ in a state ‘engaged in reform not corruption’

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi warned on Sunday of the consequences of instability in Egypt and attempts to “destroy” the country after a number of limited protests took place in some governorates on Friday evening. The Egyptian President used a speech at the inauguration of an oil ref




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