Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Girls food-poisoned from Koshary meal in Luxor http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435621 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/484151/koshary.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Eight girls working for a hairdresser in Esna, south of Luxor, suffered food poisoning on Wednesday after eating Koshary in a famous restaurant.</span></p><div>Major General Mustafa Bakir, the director of security of Luxor, received notification of the incident.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">The girls were taken to hospital for treatment and authorities were notified to investigate the issue.</span></p><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435621 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/koshary.jpg Sisi legal adviser: Registry staff invalidated powers of attorney http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435620 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/484151/203154_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Mohamed Bahaa Eddin Abu Shaqa, legal adviser to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi&rsquo;s campaign, accused certain registry staff of invalidating powers of attorney&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal;">supporting Sisi in the presidential election by filing them out without the required signatures.</span></p><div>&ldquo;We know who they are,&rdquo; he said, adding that one registry office sent 2,500 powers of attorney that will not be counted because they are not signed.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In related news, Sisi&#39;s presidential campaign has announced he will deliver a speech after 20 April, declaring his election platform, including where he stands on important social and economic issues.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435620 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/203154_0.jpg Army: Bang heard in Giza was planes breaking sound barrier http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435612 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/484151/image.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Army spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said the bang that was heard in Giza on Wednesday afternoon was of planes breaking the sound barrier in a military exercise.</span></p><div>&ldquo;No reason to worry,&rdquo; Ali posted on the army&rsquo;s official Facebook page.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Also, Hisham Youssef of the Giza Security Directorate&rsquo;s explosives department said he did not receive any reports about explosions on that day.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Social networks bloggers had said they heard a loud explosion in Giza, Maadi and 6 October City.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</i></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435612 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/image.jpg Wasat Party leader released on LE10,000 bail in Bein al-Sarayat case http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435609 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/03/02/484151/410306-118295.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Giza Criminal Court on Wednesday released Abul Ela Madi, head of Al-Wasat Party, on bail of LE10,000 in the Bein al-Sarayat violence case.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Madi is not facing charges in other cases.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In the previous session, the court had renewed the detention of Helmy al-Gazzar, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud and Mohamed al-Omda for 45 days pending investigation. They are charged with premeditated and attempted murder, practicing acts of bullying and intimidation of citizens and possession of weapons.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>They are also accused of involvement in the killing of 23 civilians and the wounding of 220 others in the Bein al-Sarayat neighborhood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Investigations revealed that armed groups ascended to the roofs of the Faculty of Commerce and the Tharwat Flyover and fired on those passing by.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435609 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/03/02/484151/410306-118295.jpg