Egypt

Social media outcry after football star Abu Treka placed on terrorism list

19 Jan 2017
Football enthusiasts expressed stun on social media, and called the government move “unfair” in support of ex-midfielder Mohamed Abu Treka, after he was put on an official terror list. Retired football star, Abu Treka led Egypt...
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Bride-to-be invites Sisi to her wedding

Sisi gives 'Woman with the Cart' innovation award for youth
 
19 Jan 2017
Rehab Salah has invited President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to her wedding ceremony at the end of January.   Salah dispatched the invitation to the president's office. She said she dreams that the president could attend her wedding....
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Forecasts of fog across Egypt for 1 week

19 Jan 2017
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...
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UK gives high priority to resumption of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh: British minister

Cairo International Airport
19 Jan 2017
In his visit to Egypt, British Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace said the UK is giving high priority to the resumption of direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. Wallace visited the new Terminal building 2 at Cairo...
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10 killed, 2 injured in microbus accident in Daqahliya

People in Alexandria rescuing a microbus sumbmerged in rainwater.jpg
19 Jan 2017
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. Major General Magdy al-Qamary, Daqahliya security chief, was...
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Egypt on track to receive 2nd tranche of IMF loan

19 Jan 2017
Egypt is on track to receive the second tranche of a US$12 billion three-year loan from the International Monetary Fund pending a visit in the end of February to review progress on its economic reform program, the fund said on Wednesday....
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12 Red Sea islands protesters released on bail

18 Jan 2017
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. They were ordered to be...
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8 Brotherhood leaders arrested for planning to 'provoke people's wrath'

Police man in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo - REUTERS
18 Jan 2017
Eight leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group in Cairo have been arrested, the Interior Ministry announced. The arrest took place during a group meeting where members were planning to "provoke the wrath of the public". ...
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Parliamentary committee approves amendments to Protest Law

Egypt's House of Representatives
18 Jan 2017
The parliamentary Legislative Committee approved a bill submitted by the government to amend Article 10 of Protest Law No. 107/2013, at its meeting on Tuesday.   Committee chairman, Bahaa al-Din Abu Shaqa, said the draft law on the...
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Parliament raises tax exemption limit to LE24,000 a year

18 Jan 2017
The Parliament decided on Tuesday to raise the tax exemption limit from LE13,500 to LE24,000 a year.   MP Mohamed al-Suwaidy, head of parliamentary coalition Egypt's Support, filed a request during Tuesday's general assembly...
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