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Al-Sisi approves amendments to Civil Service Law fornon-disciplinary dismissal

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved, on Sunday, new amendments to the Civil Service Law allowing “non-disciplinary dismissal” of public employees, if proven guilty of sabotaging acts that affect the national security and safety of the country. The new amendments stipulate that the dismissal shall be approved by the President or by his authorized representative. The dismissed employee shall be notified of the decision, but he shall not be deprived of …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s Thanaweyya Amma students highlight difficult Statics exam

Several students in the Mathematics division taking this year’s Thanaweyya Amma (high-school leaving) exams have complained about the difficulty of the Statics exam. The students noted that the applied mathematics exam consisted of 25 questions, most of which were indirect and required a long time to be answered. They also pointed out that the exam …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt, France discuss bilateral relation, regional issues

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held a telephone call, on Thursday, to his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, during which they discussed a number of issues of common interest. The call dealt with the developments in Tunisia’s political situation, in light of the great interest the two countries attach to this issue. They …

Sami Hegazi

Al-Sisi asserts Egypt’s keenness to achieve security, stability in Lebanon

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has asserted Egypt’s keenness to achieve security and stability in Lebanon. He also praised the primary role played by the Lebanese National Army to maintain stability and balance in Lebanon.  Al-Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting with General Joseph Aoun, Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, in the presence of …

Bassant Mohammed

English language exam of Thanaweya Amma allegedly leaked in Egypt

Parts of the English language exam in this year’s Thanaweyya Amma (high-school leaving) exams are said to have been leaked, shortly after the exam started on Monday. The exam was reportedly leaked on social media platforms, despite warnings by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education that strict penalties would be applied to any student …

Bassant Mohammed

ECOSOC selects Egyptian governance official as UN expert

The United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has recently announced the selection of Egypt’s Sherifa Sherif as one of 24 experts on its Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) for a four-year term. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, said that the selection of Sherif, who serves as Executive Director …

Daily News Egypt

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary

The world-famous Niagara Falls, located on the US-Canadian border, was illuminated in the colours of the Egyptian flag, on Friday evening, to mark the 23 July Revolution anniversary.  The illumination in the Egyptian colours has taken place for the second consecutive year, at the initiative of the Egyptian Embassy in Canada Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s …

Sami Hegazi

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Egypt condemns Israeli violations of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned, on Sunday, the renewed violations in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Israeli extremists under the protection of Israeli forces. Ahmed Hafez, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, affirmed Egypt’s complete rejection of the violations. He also recalled that Egypt has always warned against harming Islam’s third holiest site, which …

Sami Hegazi