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High Administrative Court blocks YouTube for one month

Egypt’s High Administrative Court ordered on Saturday blocking access to the video-sharing website YouTube for a month over allegedly publishing videos that “insult” Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The ruling cannot be appealed. The case was filed against Prime Minster Sherif Ismail, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady, and the head of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority …

Fatma Lotfi

Al-Wafd Party deputy head quits, joins Nation’s Future Party

Hossam El-Khouly, deputy head of Al-Wafd Party, announced on Monday that he will submit his resignation letter to the party’s head, Bahaa Abu Shoqa. El-Khouly explained in press statements that he never wished to quit the party that he has been a member of for 34 years without facing any disputes. He added that he …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Reflections on economic effects on people

Last week, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a conference which included sessions to debate current issues on top of which came economic burdens, just a few days after a sudden increase in metro ticket prices that sparked criticism among citizens. Op-eds analysed different aspects of that conference. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Makram Mohamed Ahmed supported …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Egypt’s economic reform impacts, political future pressurised

As a number of writers continue to comment on the Iranian-Israeli conflict, many focused on local affairs, especially economic ones, amid the new increase in metro ticket prices. Emad El-Din Hussein, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, was almost the only writer to pick up the metro tickets issue. He presented both the government’s argument …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt launches initiative to establish scientific city at an initial cost of EGP 12bn

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghafar, and Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil inaugurated on Saturday evening the FUSION initiative, which aims to develop Egyptian industry and qualify a new generation of creative graduates and entrepreneurs to advance the Egyptian economy. FUSION is an initiative launched by the Faculty of …

Nihal Samir

New metro ticket prices stirs controversy, raises discontent among commuters

The abrupt decision to hike the Cairo metro ticket prices up to 250%, stirred controversy between Egyptians, as many felt discontent with the increases, adding additional burden to the already high living costs, following the government economic measures implemented in the last two years, including energy subsidy cuts and tax raises, due to a $12bn …

Fatma Lotfi

USAID, Ministry of Health launch family planning programme

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad El-Dein to launch a new programme to strengthen Egypt’s family planning in response to the country’s rapid population growth. A Saturday press statement from the US Embassy in Egypt said the programme comes in response to …

Hagar Omran

Any new deals with Iran must include Arabs: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry

Egypt said on Wednesday that Arab counties must be included in any future efforts aiming to amend the Iran nuclear deal, following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will pull his country out of the accord. “Egypt stresses the importance of the participation of all the concerned Arab parties in any dialogue on the …

Fatma Lotfi