CAIRO: No more browse from site to another, here is Egypt’s politics digest on Aug. 30:
Parliament Speaker bans photojournalists from covering session due to ‘kiss’
Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal decided Monday to ban photojournalists to cover the parliament session after Youm7 photojournalist Kareem Abel Aziz captured Abdel-Aal when he gave a kiss for the members.
In Sunday session, Abdel-Aal has given a kiss for the parliamentarians ahead the general discussion on the new Value Added Tax (VAT) law. The photo was largely circulated on the social media and other news outlets.
Parliament summons Minister of Education over cancellation of mid-term exams
Chairperson Deputy of the Educational Committee at the Parliament Hani Abaza has summoned Minister of Education al-Hilali al-Sherbini to speak at the parliament on the Minisyer’s decision of cancelling mid-term exams of the Thanawyia Amma (high school diploma), Youm7 reported.
The Egyptian Ministry of Education has announced a new system for Thanawyia Ammma, following the uncontrolled exam leakage phenomena.
Sisi updated on 1.5 mln feddan project
President Abdel Fatah al-SIsi met Monday with the Ministers of Agriculture and Investments to be updated on the reclaiming 1.5 million feddan nationwide, which aims to increase Egypt’s arable lands to 9.5 million feddans, according to a statement from the presidential office.
Egypt participates in World Water Week in Stockholm
Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohmef Abdel Atti and an accompanying delegation have flied Monday to Sweden yo participate in the annual Wold Water Week in Stockholm due to be held in period between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2.
The Egyptian delegation will discuss the government strategy in using the underground water certain projects.
Lawsuit against Journalists’ Syndicate head over corruption
A group of journalists have filed a lawsuit to the General Prosecution against head of the Journalists’ Syndicate Yahia Qallash and other two journalists over accusation of “stealing 250,000 EGP,” Youm7 reported Tuesday.