Egyptian Parliamentarian Proposes Lowering Legal Marriage Age to 16

Egyptian Parliamentarian Proposes Lowering Legal Marriage Age to 16

  For years on end, ‘child marriage’ has been a serious issue in Egypt.  According to a study published by the National Council for Women in 2013, 22% of girls are married before the age of 18. Another study – conducted by the International Population Council, the National Council for Population and Development, and Assiut University- […]

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

  May God have mercy on us all! Because nothing makes sense in Egypt and we should never ever be happy, someone just had to make us more unhappy by robbing us another simple joy of life. Parliament member and representative of the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh, Bedir Abdul Aziz, is currently working on presenting a law […]

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 […]