Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Mervat Tallawy signs MoU with UN to protect Arab women from violence http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2453272 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/03/23/16030/merfat_telawi.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Ambassador Mervat Tallawy, Director General of the Arab Women&#39;s Organization, signed a memorandum of understanding at the headquarters of the organization&nbsp;on Tuesday&nbsp;with Mohamed al-Nassery, representative of the United Nations body for women in Egypt, in an effort to create a safe society free from all forms of violence against Arab women.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tallawy said the memorandum of understanding includes the launch of a range of joint activities between the two sides, most importantly the implementation of several programs aimed at the protection of Arab women from all forms of violence against them, especially with the escalation of violence against Arab women recently.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>She added that the memorandum of understanding includes activating the role of Arab women in the establishment of security and peace, especially in countries experiencing armed conflicts and wars, such as Syria, Yemen and Iraq.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The director of the organization said that the entire international community has become aware of the power of the women&#39;s role in the fight against terrorism and peacemaking, as reflected in the UN Security Council resolution no.1325 of 2000, which emphasized the role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention and urged countries to include women in all decision-making processes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>She noted that the memorandum of understanding includes the preparation of accurate in-depth studies and statistics and regularly exchanging information, strategic analysis and assessments in order to improve cooperation in the protection of women from violence.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2453272 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/23/16030/merfat_telawi.jpg Windsurfing champion to promote Egyptian tourism http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2453278 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/01/11/484151/kitesurfing.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority signed a contract with world windsurfing champion Karolina Winkowska to promote beach tourism and attract tourists to Egyptian destinations, said Samy Mahmoud, Chairman of the Authority.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mahmoud said he signed a contract with Winkowska&#39;s lawyer to promote Egyptian tourism in Poland and other countries throughout the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The document included ways of promoting Egyptian tourism, like Winkowska&#39;s use of equipment, clothing and cars that carry the logo of the Egyptian Tourism Authority.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The contract included Winkowska&#39;s participation in the Ford Cup in Poland, as well as her particpation in films that promote various tourist destinations in Egypt on YouTube.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2453278 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/01/11/484151/kitesurfing.jpg Weather forecast: moderate weather in Cairo Tuesday http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2453277 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2012/12/20/54605/white_stork.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Moderate weather is expected for Cairo and Lower Egyptian provinces on Tuesday, meteorologists say, with fine weather prevailing on the country&rsquo;s northern coasts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Low and medium clouds are to be seen at the northern coasts, with winds mainly northwestern, light to moderate, and mostly active at the Suez Bay and the Red Sea, possibly disturbing maritime movement there.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Mediterranean is predicted to see wave heights between 1-2 meters with surface winds blowing northwestern. On the Red Sea, wave height ranges between 2-3 meters, with winds also northwestern.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Temperatures</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cairo: 32C\22C</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hurghada: &nbsp;35C/26C</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sharm al-Sheikh: 35C\26C</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Aswan: 39C\28C</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from MENA</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:13:00 +0000 MENA 2453277 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2012/12/20/54605/white_stork.jpg Defense Ministry allows 4x4 SUVs at Red Sea ports if accompanied by owners http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2453270 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/04/06/1755/defense_minister_sidki_sobhy.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Red Sea Ports Authority spokesperson Abdul Rehim Mustafa said in a press statement on Sunday that the Defense Ministry will allow the entry of 4x4 SUVs from the Nuweiba and Sharm el-Sheikh ports, if they are accompanied by their owners so as to facilitate procedures for Arab tourists.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Defense Ministry had banned safaris in the western desert for security reasons, as it is close to the Libyan border, though Arab tourists use SUVs for desert safaris.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:39:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2453270 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/06/1755/defense_minister_sidki_sobhy.jpg