Egyptian parliament passes law regulating private sector's management of public hospitals

Mon, 20 May 2024 - 12:05 GMT

The law was drafted by the government and approved in principle on Sunday.

Egypt rejects loans worth $39.3B since 2018: deputy planning minister

Wed, 08 May 2024 - 04:02 GMT

Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development Ahmed Kamaly made the statement Wednesday at the plenary session of the House of Representatives.

Former parliament speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour dies at age of 91

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 - 12:13 GMT

Minister of Justice Omar Marwan has mourned the death of former Egyptian people’s assembly speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour.

Lawmakers call for probe into ‘suspicion of wasting public funds’ by state-owned EgyptAir

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 - 01:14 GMT

A few days ago, Yahya Zakaria, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Holding Company for EgyptAir, informed Al Sharq that the company has entered into a contract to sell 12 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. According to Zakaria, the decision to sell these aircraft was made due to their unsuitability for climatic conditions. He further clarified that the proceeds from the deal would be utilized to repay the loan taken out for the purchase of the aircraft.

All you need to know about new headquarters of Egypt's Parliament

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 - 10:31 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took the constitutional oath before the parliament in its first session held in its new headquarters in the New Administrative Capital.

Parliament approves 3 bills on oil exploration

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 - 12:38 GMT

The House of Representatives approved, during its general session on Tuesday, three bills allowing the petroleum minister to strike contracts for oil exploration in the Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Suez and Western Desert.

Egypt's House approves law establishing agency to manage recovered, seized funds

Sun, 14 Jan 2024 - 09:32 GMT

The agency will be committed to preserving and developing the funds to make the best use of them, as well as disposing the funds in cases where this is legally permissible.

Egyptian Parliament Committee approves draft law regarding incentives for green hydrogen projects

Mon, 25 Dec 2023 - 06:12 GMT

The draft law provides tax and non-tax incentives, in light of Egypt’s direction towards optimizing the production, use and export of clean green energy and establishing projects for the production of green hydrogen and its derivatives like green ammonia and green fuel.

LIVE COVERAGE: Egypt's PM answers briefing requests on forced displacement of Palestinians

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 - 10:39 GMT

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli is attending a plenary session on Tuesday at the House of Representatives to answer briefing requests on the measures taken to inhibit the forced displacement of Palestinians from Gaza Strip.

Solidarity with Palestine: Egyptian Parliament urges global action against Israeli violations

Thu, 19 Oct 2023 - 01:32 GMT

This call to action came during an emergency session of Egypt's Parliament, held on Thursday and presided over by Counselor Ahmed Saad.

Egypt’s Parliament holds emergency session on Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza

Thu, 19 Oct 2023 - 12:15 GMT

Representative Alaa Essam, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives, said that the session convened to give President Abdel Fattah El Sisi the authorization to take what is appropriate regarding protecting Egyptian national security and supporting the Palestinian cause.

Egyptian Parliament expresses condolences with flag lowering for Palestinian martyrs

Wed, 18 Oct 2023 - 01:31 GMT

He added that claims that the resistance was responsible for the hospital's bombing are false, as the strength of the attack and the flames it produced prove that it was the occupation forces that carried out the airstrike.

MPs approve draft bills to raise tax exemption threshold, pension, and cost-of-living allowance

Mon, 16 Oct 2023 - 11:57 GMT

In a report by the House of Representatives Planning and Budget Committee on the draft bill released last month, this would ease the tax burden on low-income citizens and is in line with the state's commitment to promoting social justice

Egypt’s Sisi calls on House of Representatives to convene on October 1

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 - 07:03 GMT

In June 2023, the third legislative session of the House of Representatives wrapped up after nine months of passing important laws and amendments.

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.

Draft law submitted to Egypt's Parliament support 'Differently Abled' Fund

Mon, 31 Jul 2023 - 06:08 GMT

The draft law aimed to provide adequate support for financing the “Differently Abled” fund to enhance social, economic and other aspects of protection for persons with disabilities.

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.

National Dialogue’s recommendation to partially exempt NGOs of bills approved in Parliament

Tue, 11 Jul 2023 - 08:48 GMT

The National Dialogue has already begun to bear fruit as the House of Representatives exempts the National Alliance of Civil Development Work of half of its bills.

Libya's unity comes first, and laws must be accepted by citizens: Libyan Parliament's Speaker

Tue, 13 Jun 2023 - 08:15 GMT

"This formed committee is independent, and it discusses its findings with the House of Representatives," he added.

Egypt’s government allocates LE 150 billion to complete 1st phase of ‘Haya Karima’

Mon, 22 May 2023 - 10:38 GMT

Egypt’s government has allocated LE 150 billion to complete the implementation of the targeted projects in the first phase of the Decent Life [Haya Karima] presidential Initiative.