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Israel passes law shielding Netanyahu from being removed amid protests over judicial changes
Middle East

Israel passes law shielding Netanyahu from being removed amid protests over judicial changes

Israeli opposition politicians on Thursday condemned a new law that would limit the ways a sitting prime minister can be…
Egypt parliament to discuss new bill on elections within one month
Egypt

Egypt parliament to discuss new bill on elections within one month

Egyptian House of Representatives speaker Ali Abel Aal said Tuesday that the parliament will discuss a new bill on elections¬†within…
Egypt cabinet approves long-awaited VAT bill
Business

Egypt cabinet approves long-awaited VAT bill

Egypt's cabinet approved "in principle" a long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill and will refer it to the Council of…
Opponents vow to fight laws expanding role of Japan’s military
World

Opponents vow to fight laws expanding role of Japan’s military

Opposition groups Saturday vowed to challenge laws passed overnight that clear Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time…
New law allows private sector to import, sell gas
Egypt

New law allows private sector to import, sell gas

Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said on Friday that a new law is being prepared to liberalize the gas market by…
Political parties threaten to boycott parliamentary elections
Egypt

Political parties threaten to boycott parliamentary elections

The Democratic Coalition, which includes 28 political parties, has announced its rejection of the new Peoples’ Assembly and Shura Council…
Justice minister defends draft law criminalizing protests
Egypt

Justice minister defends draft law criminalizing protests

Egyptian Justice Minister Mohamed al-Guindi on Sunday defended the draft law criminalizing protests, strikes and demonstrations, which oppostition parties and…
New law to allow pardoning of businessmen charged with corruption
Egypt

New law to allow pardoning of businessmen charged with corruption

Justice Minister Mohamed al-Guindi said on Sunday that his ministry is in the process of preparing a new law that…
Boutrus-Ghali reviews real estate tax bill
Business

Boutrus-Ghali reviews real estate tax bill

Finance Minister Youssef Boutrus-Ghali met with advisers and officials of the tax authority Thursday to review his proposed real estate…
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