Lebanese Are Having a Blast with #آخر_مرة_صارت_الانتخابات Hashtag

Lebanese Are Having a Blast with #آخر_مرة_صارت_الانتخابات Hashtag

It feels like the political mess is everywhere in the Middle East. The elections that were supposed to take place in 2014 in Lebanon, somehow got postponed for three full years. The parliament has failed to elect a new president for a long time and the mess is finally coming to an end.   Soon […]

Amr Adib: ‘A Country That Is Threatened by the Media Is No Country’

Amr Adib: ‘A Country That Is Threatened by the Media Is No Country’

  On December 18, TV host Ibrahim Eissa had some harsh words about Egypt’s parliament and allegedly accused it of planning to adjust the constitutional article that limits the presidential term limit. The next day, the parliament filed a complaint to the General Authority for Investment against the talk show “With Ibrahim Eissa”, demanding legal actions to […]

6 Times Egypt’s Parliament Was More Random Than Donald Trump’s Hair in 2016

6 Times Egypt’s Parliament Was More Random Than Donald Trump’s Hair in 2016

By Katrina ElGahsh

The year 2017 is just around the corner, and honestly, we can’t wait for 2016 to be over. This year was bad for Egypt, like really bad. From an economy that went downhill faster than the speed of light and Reham Saeed coming back on TV, to Facebookers accusing Dunkin’ Donuts of being racist and Etisalat […]

Egyptian MPs: Women Are More Guilty of Adultery Than Men

Egyptian MPs: Women Are More Guilty of Adultery Than Men

  MP Margaret Azer, of the Support Egypt coalition, called on gender-equalization of the adultery punishment as the current adultery law shows significant favoring of men over women. However, of course, the parliament was outraged in offence and we don’t know why.     Parliamentary outcry     Almost everyone became the advocate of the current law, […]

Egyptian Museums Offer Free Entrance for a Day in Celebration of 150-Year-Old Parliamentary Life

Egyptian Museums Offer Free Entrance for a Day in Celebration of 150-Year-Old Parliamentary Life

  Egypt has about 50 museums showcasing antiquities from all eras that have shadowed over Om El Donya. All these museums are opening their doors for free entrance on Saturday, 22nd of October, celebrating the passing of 150 years on parliamentary life in Egypt. How cool is that?   Mostafa Amin, the Secretary General of the […]

Cairo University Removes Religion Slot from Its Certificates and All Paperwork

Cairo University Removes Religion Slot from Its Certificates and All Paperwork

  Cairo University has decided to remove the ‘religion’ field from certificates, documents and papers issued or handled by the university; a controversial decision that gave way to wide debate between members of parliament.   People who opposed the decision describe it as unnecessary: “I am against the abolition of the religion slot in general because it will lead […]

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

While parliamentary delegations from the UAE, Morocco, Hungary, Japan, Palestine, Madagascar, Ghana and Uganda arrive at Sharm El-Sheikh for the parliament’s 150th year celebration, let’s remember the century and a half our parliament has been thriving.   1866: Advisory Council of Representatives     Khedive Ismail established the Advisory Council of Representatives, the first with representative functions. […]

Egyptian Sexologist Heba Qotb Responds to Hymen-Obsessed Parliamentarians

Egyptian Sexologist Heba Qotb Responds to Hymen-Obsessed Parliamentarians

    Heba Qotb, an Egyptian certified sex therapist and host of the sexual advice show, The Big Talk,  is on a mission to educate those parliamentarians who have been suggesting bills that have to do with the female hymen. “A lot of people in our society believe that virginity is only about the hymen, and […]

Egyptian Parliament Strikes Again: Virginity Tests to Combat ‘Girls Dressed Like Belly-Dancers’

Egyptian Parliament Strikes Again: Virginity Tests to Combat ‘Girls Dressed Like Belly-Dancers’

  Just when you thought things would stop at this point in the parliament, another MP called Youssry ElMaghazy seems to have gotten a little jealous of Ageena’s spotlight and revealed his master plan to Youm7’s Parlmany.   ElMaghazy’s proposal plan is to not only impose virginity tests on college girls, but also in smaller […]

Egypt’s National Council for Women File a Lawsuit Against MP Suggesting Virginity Tests

Egypt’s National Council for Women File a Lawsuit Against MP Suggesting Virginity Tests

  Egypt’s National Council for Women are planning to file a report with the state’s top attorney against MP Ilhamy Ageena over his “offensive remarks against women in Egypt and abroad,” a member of the council said on Saturday.   Ageena has suggested two controversial laws in September, all related to the hymen. In early September, he urged […]