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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 …

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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 …

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Head of Sinai Reconstruction Authority speaks about development in Sinai

Mohsen Hamed, the CEO of the Sinai Reconstruction Authority, a government body responsible for implementing development projects in the Sinai Peninsula, said that the Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 will contribute significantly to a qualitative leap in development in this region. He clarified that the state is funding development projects in Sinai along with …

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Monufia ex-Governor to be jailed 10 years for bribery

Giza Criminal Court has sentenced the former governor of Monufia, Hesham Abdel Basset, to 10 years in maximum security prison with a fine of LE15 million, over charges of requesting a LE27.4 million bribe to award construction projects to businessman Assem Ahmed Fathi.

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Egypt eliminates Muslim Brotherhood leaders’ names from streets

The Egyptian government has started a campaign to remove the street name signs that carry the names of leaders and prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that was designated as a terrorist organization following the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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