Egypt’s Senate speaker greets Catholic Copts on Christmas

Mon, 25 Dec 2023 - 11:41 GMT

Egypt’s Speaker of the Senate Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek greeted the Copts of Egypt who celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar.

Egypt's National Dialogue drafts 3 proposals on parliamentary electoral system

Sun, 06 Aug 2023 - 11:53 GMT

One of the proposals is keeping the current system.

Addressing Italian Senate on illegal migration: Egyptian ambassador urges Europe to invest in Africa's infrastructure

Sun, 16 Jul 2023 - 12:06 GMT

Ambassador Rady concluded by shedding light on the fact that Egypt hosts nine million migrants, and has no refugee camps.

Egypt's Senators suggest alternative approaches for funding educational sector

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 - 03:13 GMT

In a session with Minister of Education, Reda Hegazy, senate members presented their suggestions to tackle current issues facing the educational sector on Monday.

Egypt suffers from water scarcity, aims to make up for shortage through wastewater treatment: minister

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 - 03:10 GMT

The minister made the statements in a meeting with senators.

Egypt's Senate recommends reviewing women's image in educational curricula, removing forms of discriminaton

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 - 11:20 GMT

The Egyptian Senate Committee on Education and Scientific Research has reached a package of important recommendations regarding the image of women in educational curricula, foremost of which is the review of educational curricula for further progress in this field.

President Sisi calls on Parliament to convene on Oct. 1

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 06:14 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday issued republican decree No.440 for 2022 calling on the House of Representatives to convene its third regular session of the second legislative term at 12 noon, local time, on the 1st of October.

Senate committee recommends financial allocations to support foreign missions to attract investments

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 08:38 GMT

The parliamentary committee stressed the importance of determining financial allocations to support the role of foreign missions in the field of attracting investment and facilitating the entry of Egyptian exports abroad.

Senate committee for Human Rights sends social protection-related recommendations to Egypt's gov't

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 10:47 GMT

The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 in the field of competence of the committee.

Highlights: Egypt’s Senate approves 9 legislations during its 2nd round of sessions

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 11:47 GMT

Egypt’s Senate has approved during its second session of convening nine legislations.

Egypt advances to 48th position in empowering women politically

Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:47 GMT

Egypt has advanced 48 ranks in the indicators of political empowerment of women in a global report on gender gap, according to Cabinet’s media center.

40 Egyptian political parties to present their views on national dialogue mechanisms

Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:04 GMT

Secretary-general of the Coalition of Egyptian Parties Taysir Matar told Al Ahram Tuesday that representatives of the 40 member parties will meet Wednesday evening.

Egypt’s Presidential Pardon Committee launches online form to demand a prisoner’s release

Wed, 04 May 2022 - 11:19 GMT

The Presidential Pardon Committee has launched an online form to apply for the release of any prisoner per a presidential pardon.

Egypt's Senate approves new amendments to labor law

Sun, 02 Jan 2022 - 04:39 GMT

As per the new amendments, the public servant shall not be dismissed wrongfully. The Senators highlighted the importance of the labor bill in protecting the rights of the worker and the employer alike.

Egypt’s Senate approves partial exemption of public transport fares for senior citizens

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 - 12:03 GMT

On 21 November 2021, the bill was preliminarily approved by the Senate on Sunday. The law proposes a punishment of a maximum of one year and fined L.E. 1,000-10,000 for dereliction of duty on the part of a caregiver of an elderly.

Egyptian President Sisi invites parliament to hold 2nd inaugural session of 1st legislative term

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 12:53 GMT

The inaugural session is due to convene at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Gov't constitutionally committed to preparing line-item budget - Minister

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 04:41 GMT

Addressing the Senate, the minister added that the performance-based budget would be fully implemented within four years.

Senate finally Okays FY2021/2022 economic, social development plan

Mon, 31 May 2021 - 10:06 GMT

The upper chamber of parliament gave its final approval on Sunday after over a 4-hour session to debate the bill in the presence of Planning and Economic Development Minister Hala el Saeed.

Egypt’s Parliament, Senate announce ‘full support’ for Sisi’s efforts in reconstructing Palestinian state

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 03:35 GMT

Egypt’s Senate announced Tuesday its full support to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s announcement to allocate $500 million to the reconstruction of Gaza Strip, with the participation of Egyptian firms as well.

Egypt's Senate approves in principle Sovereign Sukuk Act

Mon, 17 May 2021 - 01:55 GMT

Senators praised the bill, stressing that it brings unconventional investments, complies with Islamic law, and preserves the state's right to ownership of assets and the rights of investors.