Egypt

Metro ticket price officially doubled to LE2

Sadat Metro Station
24 Mar 2017
Transport Minister Hesham Arafat issued a decision doubling the metro ticket price to LE2 starting Friday. The Cabinet approved the decision after it reviewed the financial situation of the National Authority for Tunnels which suffers...
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Sisi ready to train Lebanese army: Hariri

Egyptian president Abde Fattah Al-Sisi meets with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariry
23 Mar 2017
In an interview with state-run news agency MENA, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably during...
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Egypt court reopens corruption probe into Mubarak

23 Mar 2017
An Egyptian court ordered on Thursday a renewed corruption probe into ousted President Hosni Mubarak, who had been cleared for release after almost six years in detention, judicial officials said. The court ruling to reopen the...
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In photos: New statue discovered depicting Queen Tiye, King Amenhotep III's wife

New discovery of Queen T
23 Mar 2017
The European Archeological Mission has discovered an alabaster statue that they say probably depicts Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III, during an excavation mission at Kom Al-Hitan in Luxor. “The statue of the queen was...
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Egypt, Al-Azhar condemn London’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years

latest photos from the scene of the incident outside UK parliament 
23 Mar 2017
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry and Al-Azhar University issued statements on Wednesday night “strongly condemning” the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years. British Police have arrested seven people in the...
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Ten army personnel killed in central Sinai

23 Mar 2017
Two improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded next to two army vehicles during a crackdown in central Sinai, resulting in the death of 3 officers and 7 soldiers, according to a statement by the military spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-...
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Education minister suspends school meals over recurrent poisoning cases

School students suffering from food-poisoning after eating a school meal (Al-Masry Al-Youm).
23 Mar 2017
Minister of Education Tarek Shawky has indefinitely suspended the distribution of school meals nationwide, starting Thursday until further notice.    Shawky ordered the formation of committees to inspect the storage measures of...
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Japan grants Egypt 2 billion yen to fund bilateral educational projects

23 Mar 2017
The Japanese government granted Egypt 2 billion yen to be used to buy educational and research equipment for the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology.                  ...
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Cabinet to hold meeting to counter stray dogs

23 Mar 2017
The Cabinet will hold a coordination meeting next Monday with officials from the Preventive Medicine Department of the Ministry of Health; the Central Administration of Public Health; and officials from slaughterhouse of the General...
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Fancy buses alternative to public transport to hit Cairo roads next week

traffic jam in cairo
22 Mar 2017
Cairo commuters have cause to celebrate as the brand-new mobile app 'SWVL' will launch next week, providing convenient, affordable vans and buses running across the city on fixed routes. The concept is the brainchild of...
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