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Sisi promises new vision of high school education by September

30 Jun 2016
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to solve the problem of leaked high school examination papers, saying that the government is working on a new system for the final period of high school education, known as thanaweya amma...
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UPDATE: Sadat metro station reopens as June 30 celebrations begin

Sadat Metro Station
30 Jun 2016
The Sadat metro station, situated in central Cairo's Tahrir Square, was reopened on Thursday afternoon after a brief closure for security reasons ahead of the June 30 national holiday celebrations. The Egyptian Company for Metro...
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Hot weather predicted Thursday, 37°C in Cairo

29 Jun 2016
Meteorologists are predicting hot, humid weather on Thursday in Cairo and Lower Egypt, with top temperatures of 37 degrees centigrade in Cairo.   It is expected to be cooler along the north coast, with highs of 30 degrees centigrade...
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Police officer killed, two conscripts injured in Rafah IED blast

29 Jun 2016
A police officer was killed and two conscripts from the Central Security Forces injured in an IED blast in Rafah City, North Sinai, on Wednesday.   Security sources said the IED detonated as an armored vehicle passed by on the...
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Complaint filed against MP over Whatsapp pornographic video

29 Jun 2016
Twenty-five MPs have filed a complaint with Parliament Speaker Ali Abdelaal about the circulation of a pornographic video on a Whatsapp group between MPs.       They expressed their shock that Monufiya MP Ossama...
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High school student protest dispersed at Education Ministry

29 Jun 2016
Security forces dispersed a protest by high school students near the Education Ministry on Wednesday, forcing them to move to a new protest location at Mounira Preparatory School in Sayeda Zeinab.   Some students said they planned to...
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Giza authorities preparing for June 30 celebrations

28 Jun 2016
Local authorities in Giza Governorate have selected eight main squares to hold the official June 30 celebrations on Thursday evening, with various shows and musical performances laid on for the public.   Giza Governor Mohamed Kamal al...
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Strategic wheat reserves enough to last until mid-January 2017: supplies minister

28 Jun 2016
Egypt, the world's biggest buyer of wheat, has enough strategic reserves of the commodity to last until mid-January 2017, Supply Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Tuesday. Egypt said, this month, it received 5 million tonnes of wheat from...
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Egypt's former FM starts as Arab League chief on July 1

27 Jun 2016
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the former foreign minister of Egypt, will assume office as the eighth Secretary General of the Arab League on July 1, according to an Arab League source.   Aboul Gheit's first official engagement will be a...
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Gulf sinks on Brexit but comes off lows; Egypt hardest hit

26 Jun 2016
Middle East stocks fell sharply on Sunday because of Britain's vote to leave the European Union but Gulf bourses came well off their lows. Egypt was hardest hit because of concern that fund inflows into the country could shrink further...
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