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New heads of judicial bodies sworn in before Sisi
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Tuesday has granted the Order of the Republic of the 1st Class on former Interim President and former head of the constitutional court in appreciation of his achievements during his tenure, according to Youm7.
Sisi also honored other heads of judicial entities, including head of State Council, after the end of their terms in office before the new heads sworn in before the president.
Parliament approves 2016-17 general budget, sends it to state council for revision
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the government’s 2016-2017 draft general budget, Youm7 reported.
The parliament sent the draft to the legislation Department at Egypt’s State Council for revision before final approval by the president.
Sisi thanks outgoing AL chief for ‘balanced stance’
Sisi on Tuesday received Arab League (AL) secretary general Nabil al-Arabi days before the official end of his present term on June 30, Youm7 reported.
During the meeting, Sisi thanked Arabi for the AL “balanced stance” and efforts during his presidency over the pan-Arab body. Araby will be succeeded by fellow Egyptian Ahmed Aboul-Gheit who was elected as secretary general of the Arab League in March 2016.
UAE tolerance minister visits Cairo for bilateral coop talks
The UAE minister of state for tolerance Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for a two-day visit for bilateral cooperation talks, Al Masry Al Youm reported.
Al Qasimi is scheduled to meet with Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb to discuss mechanisms to spread tolerance and co-existing culture among nation’s various communities and ways to renounce violence, extremism and terrorism.
Anger flares up in Egypt’s Parliament after MP mistakenly sent a porno footage to a whatsapp group
Egypt’s House of Representatives members gave vent to their anger when a member of Parliament mistakenly sent a porno footage to a whatsapp group of MPs at the parliament Monday, Youm7 reported. However, the parliamentarian claimed that his mobile has been hacked.
Lebanese TV anchor Lilian Daoud deported back home
Egypt-based Lebanese TV anchor Lilian Daoud was deported back home Monday evening on EgyptAir flight MS713, per order for the Egyptian authorities Monday. few hours earlier, she was escorted by eight plain-clothed policemen to be deported out of Egypt, her lawyer Ziad al-Eleimy told al-Masry al-Youm. He learned the news from Daoud’s daughter, he said.
EU aid to Egypt will not affected by Brexit: MORAN
Ambassador James MORAN. Head of European Union Delegation to Egypt, announced that the EU aid to Cairo does not affected by the brexit. He added that the United Kingdom will be part of the EU until the end of its membership and everything will stay the same over the two-year negotiations with Britain, Youm7 reported.
He explained that the EU is holding negotiations with the Egyptian authorities on issues of security and counter-terrorism, cooperation with civil society, the Middle East peace issue, Libya, and immigration. The ambassador added that the EU will start a project of “Sofia” to help Egypt in the file of illegal immigration and refugee.
UAE court sentences two Egyptians to 3years, 6 months in jail over ‘belonging to Muslim brotherhood’
The UAE Federal Supreme Court has sentenced two Egyptian nationals to three years and six months in prison over charges of belonging to the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE and has links with the group branch in Egypt, Youm7 reported Monday evening.
Cairo Court resumes trial of ex-chairperson of Auditing Organization over ‘remarks of State’s corruption
New Cairo Misdemeanor Court resumes on Tuesday the third trial session of former head of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Hisham Geneina over charges of broadcasting false news about the extent of corruption.
Geneina told some media outlets in December 2015 that corruption in 2015 amounted to 600 billion EGP ($75 billion.) President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate Geneina’s remarks. The Committee issued Jan. 12 its report on Genena’s remarks, debunking his claims on corruption. Youm7 newspaper published a summary of the committee’s report, noting that Genena’s account of corruption includes incidents years before 2015.