Four French tourists and one Belgian were among 10 people killed in a bus crash Wednesday in Egypt, whose travel industry is only just emerging from years of political upheaval and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Authorities impose fees on commercial ads, filming in Cairo streets
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal issued a new decree regarding filming commercial advertisements and movie scenes in the Cairo capital.
Egypt assigns military officer to every village as ‘revenge’ for 2020 galabiya uprising
Egypt’s president has asked his defence minister to assign a military officer to “each and every village” in Egypt.
Appointing military advisers to oversee civil life in Egypt stirs anger
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued July 29 Law No. 165 of 2020, amending some provisions of the Law on Popular Defense Organizations No. 55 of 1968. Controversy arose in political and human rights circles due to the introduction of new articles, including one stipulating the appointment of a military adviser for …
Egypt passes amendment appointing military advisers in each governorate
Egypt’s House of Representatives on Monday approved a draft law submitted by the Prime Minister to amend some provisions to Law #55 of 1968 regarding public defense organizations, appointing a military adviser to each governorate.
Coronavirus in Sinai: Fear and negligence as cases rise. Governor: ‘Expected and not disturbing’
June 22, 2020 – Residents of North Sinai have been living in anxiety over the past few weeks as there was a sudden surge in the number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded in the governorate’s two biggest cities: Arish and Bir al-Abd. The anxiety has been …
Protests in Gharbiya as villagers rally against quarantine
Villagers at al-Hayatem in Gharbiya governorate held a demonstration on Wednesday against their village being placed under quarantine banning entry and exit, after 12 coronavirus cases were found there.
Egypt adopts raft of measures to combat coronavirus spread
Forty additional people have tested positive for COVID-19, and two more people have died due to complications from the virus, the Health Ministry announced on Monday night. According to the ministry’s statement, the new positive cases include 35 Egyptian nationals and five foreign nationals, eight of whom returned from the …
Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament
On the sidelines of a visit to a factory farm in Fayoum on December 25, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was asked whether it was possible to hold long-delayed elections for local council seats in the same year as elections to the House of Representatives and the recently reinstated Senate, both …
Egypt tells media not to report yet on reshuffle, governors
Egyptian authorities are preventing the circulation of any unofficial news on the appointment of new governors and the upcoming Cabinet overhaul in Egypt, a well-informed security source revealed to Al-Monitor.