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President Sisi orders drafting personal status law for Muslims
Egypt

President Sisi orders drafting personal status law for Muslims

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Minister of Justice Omar Marawan on Saturday, and discussed following up on the…
New bill punishes husband with imprisonment if he hides second marriage from first wife
Egypt

New bill punishes husband with imprisonment if he hides second marriage from first wife

A new personal status bill, which is up for discussion at Egypt’s House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee, stipulates imposing a…
New personal status bill punishes arranging child marriage with imprisonment
Egypt

New personal status bill punishes arranging child marriage with imprisonment

The Egyptian House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee is preparing to discuss the new ersonal status bill, which punishes the arranged…
Sisi highlights Egyptian women’s role in fight against terrorism, economic reform
Egypt

Sisi highlights Egyptian women’s role in fight against terrorism, economic reform

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday praised Egyptian women for their role in the fight against violent extremism and their…
In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight
Middle East

In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight

BEIRUT (AP) — Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home…
Egypt’s churches to sign unified personal status law after Ramadan
Egypt

Egypt’s churches to sign unified personal status law after Ramadan

Egypt’s three main Christian churches are preparing to sign a final draft law regarding personal status for Christians, after Eid…
Coptic Christians celebrate divorce, first of its kind
Egypt

Coptic Christians celebrate divorce, first of its kind

Coptic couples affected by personal status laws participated in a divorce ceremony on Saturday evening– the first of its kind for…
Draft law considers citizens dead after 30 days missing
Egypt

Draft law considers citizens dead after 30 days missing

The Egyptian Parliament ratified on Monday a draft law which modified an article of the Personal Status law that stipulated…
MP drafts new bill to regulate engagement period, impose fines on break ups
Egypt

MP drafts new bill to regulate engagement period, impose fines on break ups

MP Abla al-Hawari said on Sunday that she is drafting a new bill to be discussed soon in Parliament that…
Lawyer suggests new personal status law to regulate marriage
Egypt

Lawyer suggests new personal status law to regulate marriage

 Lawyer and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, Nehad Aboul Qomsan, called for…
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