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20 Aug 2018

Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law

Egypt's increasingly strict regulation of internet use just became that much harsher. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a cybercrime law that makes it illegal to run and even visit sites considered threats to the country's economy and national security. If convicted, operators and users have to pay fines or, in some cases, face prison sentences. The law is ostensibly focused on fighting terrorism. However, that's widely considered a cover for al-Sisi's ultimate goal of silencing political opposition. Egypt has been......

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20 Aug 2018

Egypt's Trade Minister Courts Private Sector For Cotton Production

Egypt’s Trade and Industry Minister Amr Nassar said that cooperation is underway between the Agriculture Ministry and the business sector to develop Egypt’s cotton industry further, diversify its uses in the industry and thus improving the quality of products manufactured by"...

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20 Aug 2018

Hajj begins amid Qatar-Saudi tensions and Egypt's economic woes

Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of blocking its citizens from attending this year's hajj because of the ongoing diplomatic feud. The Saudi government has denied the charge, saying Qataris were still traveling to Mecca.

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19 Aug 2018

Egypt’s Health Ministry prepares emergency responses for Eid al-Adha

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced the ministry’s plan to ensure medical services during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

She explained at a press conference on Saturday that the plan is a comprehensive"...

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19 Aug 2018

Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry prepares parks for Eid al-Adha holidays

Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation concluded preparing parks and public spaces in Cairo, Giza and other governorates for the upcoming national holiday of Eid al-Adha.

This comes in anticipation"...

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18 Aug 2018

Construction Workers Discover a Buried Sphinx in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a new sphinx in Luxor, 670 kilometers south of Cairo.

While excavating the Great Processional Way — also known as Al-Kabbash Road, which connects the"...

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18 Aug 2018

Egypt Not Mediterranean Gas Boss, Yet – Analysis

Egypt, poised to be a major regional energy hub, must work on policy, legal frameworks and communications with Egyptians. By Mohamed El Dahshan* The natural market gas in the Eastern Mediterranean is in full ebullition – with Egypt determined to be the center of this regional marketplace. The country faces challenges, including maintaining equidistance from the region’s various tensions, reforming its legal framework for regional gas deals and effectively communicating its activities to the Egyptian population – no easy......

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18 Aug 2018

Egypt: Sisi Approves Law on Granting Citizenship to Foreigners

The Egyptian gazette published on Thursday a decree signed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who approved the amendment of some articles in the law on the entry and exit of foreigners and the naturalization law.

Last July, Egypt's parliament passed a bill to grant citizenship"...

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18 Aug 2018

Egypt accepts Palestinian factions’ amendments to reconciliation deal

Egypt has accepted the Palestinian factions’ changes to the second reconciliation proposal, informed Palestinian sources revealed.

The sources, who preferred not to be named, said in an exclusive interview"...

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18 Aug 2018

Ethiopia, Egypt Taking Steps to Better Relations

Ethiopia praised on Friday the progress experienced in the relations with Egypt, now supported by a period of intense cooperation, particularly with regard to talks on the ambitious project of the Grand Renaissance Dam.

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