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PM approves exhibiting underwater treasures in Paris fair

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 12, 2011 file photo, a wooden statue of Tutankhamun, right, the gilded bronze and wooden trumpet of Tutankhamun and a part of Tutankhamun's fan, left, three of four objects that were missing and returned, are displayed during a news conference in the office of Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass, in Cairo. Taking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage.
30 Jul 2015
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb approved on Thursday the decision to put 293 artifacts up for display at a Paris antiquities fair.   The items will be exhibited at the Arab World Institute from 7 September and 7 March, as the PM agreed...
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Egypt to establish 2 solar plants in Democratic Republic of Congo

Solar Power 
30 Jul 2015
The Egyptian cabinet under Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Friday approved to establish two solar power plants in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). The six-million-dollar plants will be established by the Arab Organization...
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Minister:LE295mn donations for NGOs

Ghada Waly
30 Jul 2015
Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly said that the value of donations offered for the non-governmental organizations during the first half of the current year reached LE295 million (US$38.3 million). The donations were given to 179 NGOs...
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Underground pipe to water 70,000 acres in Sinai

30 Jul 2015
The Irrigation Ministry has finished the extension of an underground pipe carrying Nile River water to Sinai for irrigation purposes.   Fathey Guweily, head of the Irrigation Authority, said work was completed in the New Suez Canal...
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Retrial of 128 MB members in Minya delayed to September 2

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi in a protest march in Matariya, east of Cairo
30 Jul 2015
Minya Criminal Court postponed until September 2 the retrial of 128 members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group in Adawa riot incidents. The court decided to postpone the retrial session to listen to witnesses. Earlier, the...
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Salafi Dawa leaders resign to protest dismissal of members

30 Jul 2015
According to a number of Salafi Dawa sources, several movement leaders in Matruh and Giza governorates have resigned to protest against the dismissal of Ali Ghallab, the Salafi Dawa leader from Matruh and Saeed Abdel Azim, the...
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Red Sea's phosphate dust, a persisting environmental crises

30 Jul 2015
The residents of Hamrawin village in the Red Sea’s area of al-Quseir are suffering from a serious health and environmental crisis, as the region’s sky is clouded with phosphate dust, which has caused dozens of people to sustain...
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Twitter users call for Nogoum FM boycott after suspension of '3alahwa'

30 Jul 2015
The hashtag #boycott_Nogoum_F_M has been trending on Twitter since the suspension of "3alahwa" program, presented by Ahmed Younes on Nogoum FM radio station.    "3alahwa" was suspended on Nogoum FM three days...
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Uganda suggests Egypt host pan-African congress

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
30 Jul 2015
Uganda has suggested that Egypt host the next conference of the Pan-African Movement for the North Africa region, citing what it described as Egypt’s success in hosting many African events.   Ugandan Justice Minister Kahinda...
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Dozens of lawyers protest colleague assault in Minya

30 Jul 2015
Dozens of lawyers protested at Mallawy General Hospital in Minya Wednesday evening after a police officer assaulted a lawyer, resulting in a cut below the eyebrow, according to the claim filed by the victim, Yassin Salah.   The...
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