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Parliament to discuss protection of personal data in Egypt

The parliamentary committee of telecommunications, headed by MP Ahmad Badawi, will start on Monday to discuss a government-drafted bill concerning the protection of personal data. The committee will listen to different views to decide the next procedure that will satisfy all parties. The bill consists of 49 articles to ensure the provision of legal and …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Israel heavily strikes Gaza after rockets fired from strip

Israel said it struck 100 suspect Hamas targets on Friday night in Gaza Strip after four rockets were fired on Tel Aviv from the strip. Four Palestinians were injured in the Israeli airstrikes, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. “Four rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel,” the Israeli army said on Thursday, adding that …

Daily News Egypt

Detentions, injuries in Friday’s Algerian demonstrations

Algerian security forces detained 75 protesters, and 11 policemen suffered from minor injuries during last Friday’s demonstrations against the extension of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s fourth term, according to security forces. Several Algerian cities witnessed mass demonstrations after performing Friday prayer. Algerians called for a million-man march against the extension of Bouteflika’s fourth term, after …

Fatma Elkholosy

Diaa Rashwan elected as head of Egypt’s Press Syndicate

Renowned journalist Diaa Rashwan won the presidency of Egypt’s Press Syndicate in the mid-term election held on Friday, according to a committee supervising the election, headed by Gamal Abdel Rahim. Rashwan received 2,810 votes while his closest competitor Refaat Rashad, board member of Akhbar Al-Youm, had 1,585 votes. Despite the fact that the number of …

Sarah El-Sheikh