Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Two Egyptian workers killed in Libya clashes http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437656 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/05/25/94/libyan_dissident_army_general_khalfa_haftar.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><p style="font-size: 14.399999618530273px; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Two Egyptian workers were killed after a shell inadvertently fell on them during clashes between pro-Libyan retired General Khalifa Haftar forces and Ansar al-Sharia in al-Hawary area, Benghazi.</span></p></div><div>The victims were identified as Ahmed Ragab Tawfiq and Rabei Mohamed Salem.</div><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><div style="color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">Six shells were fired on the houses of both workers in Boatny district in front of a special forces camp in Benghazi.</div><div style="color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">Clashes erupted Monday leaving at least 16 people dead and 100 other injured.&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">&nbsp;</div></div><div>In recent months, Benghazi saw the assassination of military and security officials, the killing of civilians and the abduction of foreign workers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from&nbsp;Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437656 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/05/25/94/libyan_dissident_army_general_khalfa_haftar.jpg Bakry rejects Kerry’s visit http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437644 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/07/22/484151/235561_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">Former MP Mostafa Bakry rejected the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">&ldquo;He is not welcome,&rdquo; he said on Monday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">&ldquo;America is killing our brothers in Gaza,&rdquo; Bakry tweeted before Kerry arrived in Cairo. &ldquo;What happened to human rights?&rdquo;</span></p><div>He added that America had conspired with the Brotherhood against Egypt and that now it says it understands the Zionist aggression on Gaza.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;Kerry has nothing to offer as long as Palestinian blood is being shed,&rdquo; he said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437644 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/07/22/484151/235561_0.jpg Minister: Dayrout aqueducts to be renovated at LE428 million http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437634 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/07/01/484151/img_9974.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p style="font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hossam Moghazy has said that Dayrout aqueducts in Assiut will be renovated for LE428 million through a facilitated loan, offered by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).</p><p style="font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">&quot;The aqueducts are the oldest known water construction facilities in Egypt,&quot; Moghazy said. &quot;They were built around 140 years ago and they need renovation. They serve around 1.5 million acres, 20 percent of the agricultural lands in Egypt.&quot;</p><p style="font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">The minister said that the renovation process is expected to take six years, which will include project tenders, designs, tests and implementation.</p><p style="font-size: 14.399999618530273px;"><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:33:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437634 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/07/01/484151/img_9974.jpg Hollywood star Tom Hanks wraps up filming in Egypt http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2437633 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/07/21/39/lmmthl_twm_hnks.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Hollywood star Tom Hanks wrapped up filming scenes from his new film&nbsp;<i>A Hologram for the King</i>&nbsp;in Egypt&#39;s Red Sea area.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-size: 14px;">Hanks refused to leave through the VIP lounge </span><span style="font-size: 14px;">at Hurghada International Airport.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px;">He told his team that he was a regular person who does not need exceptional procedures.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hanks had arrived a few days ago on his private plane from Germany amid high security measures.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2437633 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/07/21/39/lmmthl_twm_hnks.jpg