Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 13: Sisi head to New York next week to participate in UNGA meetings
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York - REUTERS

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Sisi head to New York next week to participate in UNGA meetings

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will head to New York next week to participate in the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Youm7 reported.

A 12-member presidential delegation left Tuesday the Cairo International Airport to prepare for the scheduled visit.


Parliament studies law considers dwarfs as people with special needs

The House of Representatives will study a proposal to join the dwarfs to the bracket of the people with special needs as away to avoid marginalizing them, Youm7 reported Parliament’s Social Solidarity Committee member Hassan Abu el-Wafa Monday evening.

He added that the new law of people with special needs gives many advantages, including health insurance and exemption from the recently passed Value-Added Value Tax law.


MP finalizes draft law to amend punishment of adultery in Egypt’s Penal Code

Parliamentarian Margaret Azer, a member of the Human Rights Committee of Parliament, said that she will finalize a new draft law to amend the punishment of adultery in Egypt’s Penal Code, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

She added that adultery punishment is tougher on women than men, although women and men should be equal to the crime.


Prosecution submits court 52 CDs of evidence in trial against 738 defendants

Egyptian General Prosecution has submitted a total of 52 CDs includes evidences in the ongoing trial in which a total of 738 people are accused of killing and inciting violence during the dispersal of Rabaa sit-in, which took place on Aug. 14, 2013, more than a month after the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, said some defendants’ lawyer Ali Ismail Tuesday.


Cabinet initially approves law regulates sanitation and drinking water system

Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Mustafa Madbouly announced Tuesday that cabinet has, in principle, approved a draft law regulating the sanitation and drinking water sector, Youm7 reported. The law was drafted by the ministry.

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