Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Water to be cut off in Giza Friday http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438481 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/06/16/484151/image.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Drinking Water and Sanitation Company in Giza announced cutting off water to several areas of the governorate in order to conduct periodic maintenance as of 4 pm Friday and until 12 am the same day.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Water will be cut off in the areas of Hadabet al-Ahram, Haram street and its sude streets, Kafr Taharmes, Manshiet al-Bakary, al-Talebiya and other areas.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The company warned citizens and owners of bakeries and hospitals to measure their water during that period.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Officials also said they would provide trucks loaded with clean water to places in need.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from&nbsp;Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438481 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/06/16/484151/image.jpg Former presidential hopeful on short-term hunger strike against protest law http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438476 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2012/02/28/33/khaled_ali.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><span style="font-size: 14px;">Former presidential hopeful and human rights activist Khaled Ali announced in a press conference at the Journalists Syndicate Wednesday evening going on hunger strike against the law regulating protests.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>According to Ali, detained political activists Ahmed Maher and Ahmed Douma also started a hunger strike against the law.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dozens of free and detained activists announced a hunger strike known as the &quot;Empty Intestines Struggle&quot; to demand the release of prisoners detained over opinion charges and to deprecate the law regulating protests.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">Mona Ezzat,&nbsp;</span>an official at the Bread and Freedom Party, said that Ali was going on hunger strike for 48 hours starting at dawn Thursday in solidarity with the hunger strikers in prisons against the law regulating demonstrations.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from&nbsp;MENA</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:48:00 +0000 MENA 2438476 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2012/02/28/33/khaled_ali.jpg Israel warns citizens from traveling to Sinai next week http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438430 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/09/18/484151/205550_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Counter-terrorism Unit on Monday warned citizens from traveling to certain destinations, including Sinai, the south of Thailand, the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan and the islands of Mindanao in the Philippines during the Jewish holidays of next week because they pose a serious threat to Israelis.&nbsp;</span></p><div><div>They advised the Israelis who are already in those places to leave immediately.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Maariv newspaper said the Counter-terrorism Unit also warned Israelis of going to Turkey unless absolutely necessary and called for extreme caution during their travels in Europe in anticipation of being targeted by terrorist organizations, similar to the bombing of the Jewish Museum in Brussels.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It said global jihad against Israelis has increased against the backdrop of the Israeli war on Gaza.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:13:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438430 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/09/18/484151/205550_0.jpg Tourism Ministry: Door open for investment in the North Coast http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438431 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/09/18/484151/7-1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Ministry of Tourism said on Monday that the door is open for investment in the tourist development of the North Coast, one of the best tourist destinations in Egypt due to its geographic location overlooking the Mediterranean.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Opportunities include the development of the city of New Alamein, a tourist center over an area of up to 2,420 acres, a recreational city over an area of ​​3,050 acres and a tourist area south of Marina.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The ministry considers the project a major breakthrough in tourism and trade.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It also plans a business city for incentive tourism and conferences that would include hotels, banks and commercial centers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:07:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438431 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/09/18/484151/7-1.jpg