Former head of Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court elected as new Parliament Speaker

The Egyptian parliament Tuesday elected former Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Chancellor Hanafy Ali El Gebali as its new speaker close to President Abdelfattah al-Sisi. 71-year old Gebali obtained 508 votes out of 576 to beat his Read more

Egypt to joins chorus of countries with diplomatic missions in Laayoune

Egypt is on the verge of becoming the fourth country of the Arab League to open a diplomatic mission in Laayoune, capital of Morocco’s southern province recently recognized by the United States. President Abdelfattah al-Sisi, Egyptian media reports notes, is Read more

Egypt halts issuance of commercial permits to Syrians over fear of Qatar’s support

Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi has ordered Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Sharawi to ensure that Syrians shop owners are not issued new shop license over conspiracy with Qatar and banned Muslim Brotherhood allegations, The New Arab reports. Sharawi, the London-based Read more

Egyptian journalist arrested for appearing on Al Jazeera dies of Covid-19

An Egyptian journalist who was to stand a trial after appearing on Qatar’s Al Jazeera news network, has died of novel covid-19, the Doha-based media reports. Mohamed Monir’s death was announced Monday by his daughter Sarah Monir. The 65-year old Read more