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Weather forecast for Wednesday

17 Jan 2017
Meteorologists expect moderate weather along the North Coast on Wednesday, with warmer climes in Lower Egypt, Cairo and northern Upper Egypt. Hotter weather is expected in southern Upper Egypt during the daytime, with temperatures dropping...
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Egypt's Sisi says cabinet reshuffle 'very soon'

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
17 Jan 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will reshuffle his cabinet soon, he told state newspapers in an interview published on Tuesday. "Yes, there will be a reshuffle and very soon ... We will fix what needs fixing and improve...
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8 killed in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt's Western Desert

17 Jan 2017
At least eight police officers were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in the Western Desert, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. State television said...
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Lawyer of assaulted Christian woman to file grievance with top prosecutor

16 Jan 2017
Ehab Ramzy, lawyer of the Christian woman who was stripped of her clothes by a Muslim mob in Minya, said he would resort to the last legal step he could take regarding the incident, which is filing a grievance with the top prosecutor to...
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Pharmacists threaten widescale strike over profit margin

A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
 
16 Jan 2017
Pharmacies may go on a widescale strike on February 1 depending on the outcome of negotiations with the Health Ministry over their profit margin, Deputy Head of the Pharmacists Syndicate Mostafa al-Wakel threatened on Sunday.   In...
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MPs criticize Interior Ministry over reported false info

A soldier stands guard at an army checkpoint in North Sinai
16 Jan 2017
Members of Parliament (MPs) for North Sinai governorate criticized the Interior Ministry's statement announcing the killing of 10 militants in clashes with the security forces. The MPs said that 6 out of the 10 militants announced dead...
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Ten rehab patients start fire to force administration to let them out

15 Jan 2017
Qalyubia civil protection troops controlled early on Sunday a fire that broke out in a rehab unit in Obour City, after ten patients set blankets on fire to force the administration to let them out. Security services were notified about the...
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Jordan's King Abdullah reshuffles government, retains PM: state tv

15 Jan 2017
Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday swore in a new government following a reshuffle, but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister, state television reported on Sunday.   The second reshuffle since Mulki was appointed last May was...
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As drug supplies run short, Egyptians turn to herbal remedies

A worker at herbal store takes ingredients to prepare natural herbal drug in Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
13 Jan 2017
In an economic crisis that has led to a shortage of medicines, Egyptians are skipping trips to drug stores and instead turning to herbal remedies to treat every-day illnesses. In the Cairo working class neighborhood of Basateen, dozens...
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Deputy Health Minister, employee referred to court over bribery

Health Minister Adviser Ahmed abdel Aziz
12 Jan 2017
South Cairo Prosecution referred on Thursday Ahmed Aziz, Deputy Health Minister for the Specialized Medical Center Secretariat and Ayman Abdel Hakam, an employee at Ain Shams University Hospital, to Criminal Court over mediation to approve...
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