Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Bride-to-be invites Sisi to her wedding http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2475654 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2016/12/10/505446/563873_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Rehab Salah has invited President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to her wedding ceremony at the end of January.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Salah dispatched the invitation to the president&#39;s office. She said she dreams that the president could attend her wedding.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The invitation read: &quot;I am honored to invite your excellency to attend my wedding ceremony, which is my utmost wish in this life. I listened to your words which came straight from your heart: Egypt&#39;s girls are my own girls. I felt that they were uttered by an affectionate father, which flooded my heart with joy, being one of your girls. I am honored to invite you to attend my wedding ceremony because my happiness will not be complete without your attendance.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Salah told Al-Masry Al-Youm that she thought of inviting Sisi because he has surprised people with unexpected visits before. She cited his visit to Hagga Zeinab, an old woman who donated her gold earrings for to the Tahya Masr fund, as well as the Woman with the Cart.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:44:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2475654 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2016/12/10/505446/563873_0.jpg Forecasts of fog across Egypt for 1 week http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2475650 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/04/07/16030/re.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p dir="ltr">Low visibility is expected on most roads, especially those near water and farmlands, as well as desert or agricultural highways due to fog which is forecast to last until next Thursday, according to head of Egyptian Meteorological Authority Ahmed Abdel Aal.</p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">In a statement on Thursday, Abdel Aal blamed the fog on the high levels of humidity, which exceed 90 percent, coinciding with calm winds. Visibility will be reduced to less than 1,000 meters from late night until early every morning.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Abdel Aal urged traffic departments to take necessary precautions to limit any accidents that could occur due to speeding in poor weather.</span></p><p><em><span style="font-size: 1em;">Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</span></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:21:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2475650 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/07/16030/re.jpg 10 killed, 2 injured in microbus accident in Daqahliya http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2475642 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/10/25/94/people_in_alexandria_rescuing_a_microbus_sumbmerged_in_rainwater.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p dir="ltr">Ten people were killed and two others injured in a road accident early on Wednesday when a microbus with passengers onboard overturned and fell into a canal in Daqahliya.</p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Major General Magdy al-Qamary, Daqahliya security chief, was notified that the incident occured in the city of Senbellawein due to mist.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Security and civil protection troops, 10 ambulances, and the&nbsp;</span>chief of Senbellawein municipality<span style="font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;headed to the site of the accident, following instructions from&nbsp;</span>Daqahliya Governor Hossam Eddin Imam<span style="font-size: 1em;">. It was concluded that the accident happened because of the low visibility due to mist as well as the high speed at which the microbus was travelling.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">The govenor also ordered that the number of rescue troops be increased to find and recover the victims, and transfer the injured to Mansoura International hospital if necessary. He also ordered that measures for the victims&#39; burial permissions be expidited.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 1em;">Security sources said the troops were able to recover two victims and two injured. Two others are still missing.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 1em;">The victims were transferred to Senbellawein public hospital. A police report was filed and referred to the prosecution for investigations.</span></p><p><em><span style="font-size: 1em;">Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</span></em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:55:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2475642 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/10/25/94/people_in_alexandria_rescuing_a_microbus_sumbmerged_in_rainwater.jpg 12 Red Sea islands protesters released on bail http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2475632 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2016/05/15/504802/protests.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>A Cairo court judge decided Wednesday to release 12 individuals who were arrested for protesting at the Press Syndicate earlier this month against the martime demarcation of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.</p><div>They were ordered to be released on a bail of EGP 20,000 each.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The defendants were charged with illegal assembly, demonstrating power, thuggery (a crime in Egypt&#39;s penal code), possessing weapons, and blocking roads.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Earlier in January, security forces dispersed protests against the demarcation agreement being transferred for discussion in Parliament.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The agreement stipulates the transfer of maritime sovereignty over two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia. It was signed in early April 2016 during King Salman bin Abdul Aziz&#39;s visit to Cairo.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On Monday, the Supreme Administrative Court revoked the agreement and confirmed Egyptian sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Meanwhile, the parliamentary Legislative Committee passed on Tuesday an amendment on Article 10 of the Protest Law.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The new amendment states: &quot;the interior minister, or the specialised security personnel, is required to send a notification to the Urgent Matters court judge in case there is significant evidence of violence or potential security turbulence during a protest or an assembly.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The article had previously granted the Interior Ministry full authority to ban the protest if they suspected potential violence, without having to refer to a third party.</div> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:22:00 +0000 Aswat Masriya 2475632 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2016/05/15/504802/protests.jpg