Sisi appoints female ministers, demands loyalty

(Arab News) CAIRO, LONDON: The appointment of two more female ministers this month to the new Egyptian Cabinet means women now fill eight out of 34 positions, the highest number in the modern history of Egypt. Hala Zayed is the new health minister while Yasmine Fouad takes over as environment minister.

Egyptian lawmakers slam President Sisi

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday criticised recent fiscal reforms enacted by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government, especially subsidy cuts to fuel and electricity. The 25-30 Alliance, a bloc of a small number of opposition MPs, demanded in a statement that Sisi cancel what it called "errant

President Sisi defends his widespread arrest spree and price hikes

By Middle East Affairs Egypt’s President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi said that the austerity cuts across Egypt were for the good of the country, and he stands behind the widespread arrests of dissent. In Egypt, the costs of electricity and piped drinking water has been raised by the government as part of an economic