Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Egyptian Exchange to partially relocate to Smart Village http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455345 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/06/30/484151/central_bank_of_egypt.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Egypt&#39;s Stock Market is relocating its administrative offices from its historical Downtown Cairo headquarters to Smart Village in the 6th of October, west of Cairo, by the end of August, keeping the trading hall in place, it said in a statement on Tuesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The authority said the measure comes to reduce pressure on the main office, adding that unregistered brokers can now carry out ownership transfers online without the need to attend the Downtown Cairo headquarters.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Egyptian Exchange chief, Mohamed Omran, said the step seeks to preserve &quot;the unique architectural appearance&quot; of the main building, adding that there are plans to open a museum featuring the stock market&#39;s 130-year history.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:18:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2455345 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/06/30/484151/central_bank_of_egypt.jpg Ministry warns pilgrims against talking politics http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455347 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/21/1755/the_pilgrimage.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Endowments Ministry has warned pilgrims against talking politics during Islam&#39;s holiest ritual which begins late September.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The ministry warned pilgrims traveling to the Islamic holy land in Saudi Arabia against &quot;using the rituals for political and denominational interests&quot;, vowing &quot;deterrent measures against violators&quot;.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It said in a statement on Tuesday that penalties would include immediate deportation and prosecution, as well as a pilgrimage visa denial for ten years.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2455347 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/21/1755/the_pilgrimage.jpg Sisi assigns govt to complete Al-Salam Canal project http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455343 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/06/30/484151/228172_0.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Water Resources and Irrigation Minister&nbsp;Hossam Moghazy said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has assigned the government to set a timetable for the completion of the Al-Salam Canal project to supply fresh water to Sinai.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He also said in a press statement on Tuesday that the culvert of the New Suez Canal is an extension of the ancient Serapeum culvert. &ldquo;It costs LE175 million and provides enough water to reclaim 70,000 acres in Sinai,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;These will be increased to 100,000 acres in the second stage.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The minister also talked about agricultural projects east of the Suez Canal to integrate with other logistic projects that will start after the opening of the new channel.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He said the Agriculture&nbsp;Ministry is providing regular irrigation systems for the greenhouses of the Al-Amal village, which is a model of the million-acre project in Sinai.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He said the ministry will encourage crops that take the least water and yield highest returns, especially crops for export and others that meet the local needs of the people of Sinai.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:34:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2455343 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/06/30/484151/228172_0.jpeg UK's Chevening scholarship available for Egyptians http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455341 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/03/07/43/mps-claim-record-expenses.si_.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Chevening scholarship is now available for Egyptian applicants until November 3, the United Kingdom&#39;s embassy in Cairo said in an <a href="http://www.chevening.org/egypt/"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><u>announcement</u></span></a> on Tuesday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;Chevening Scholarships in Egypt are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master&rsquo;s at any UK university. The scholarship program provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK,&quot; the announcement read.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2455341 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/07/43/mps-claim-record-expenses.si_.jpg