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New electronic visa system to be applied starting June

26 Apr 2017
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said Egypt will begin implementing a new visa system on June 1.   "Under this system, any tourist anywhere in the world will have the right to apply for an electronic visa," Rashed told Al-...
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Police officer shot dead in Faisal

Police man in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo - REUTERS
26 Apr 2017
A non-commissioned police officer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday morning in the district of Faisal in Giza, Youm7 reported.   According to later reports from a security source with Giza Security Directorate,...
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Solidarity Ministry pays compensation to victims of church bombings

25 Apr 2017
Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced that the social solidarity directorates have already begun to pay compensations to the victims of the two church bombings of Tanta and Alexandria. The minister said in a statement that the...
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Field hospital established at Ismailia Youth Conference

Health Minister Ahmed Emad-Eddin
25 Apr 2017
Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin announced the establishment of a field hospital behind the Ismailia Youth Conference platform and the deployment of 40 ambulances in Ismailia governorate.   During his visit to Ismailia, the minister...
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Endowments official calls for law to preserve rights of illegal children

25 Apr 2017
Sheikh Sabry Abada, Adviser to the Minister of Endowments, appealed to the House of Representatives to pass a law that attributes children of illegal marriage to their fathers so the children can have their legitimate rights in case...
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Two senior judges may be dismissed over anti-torture bill

25 Apr 2017
The United Group law firm announced Monday that the Justice and Development Commission of the Justice Ministry convened upon the request of the justice minister to discuss legal action that may amount to dismissal from the judicial corps...
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Water service returns gradually to New Cairo

25 Apr 2017
The Greater Cairo Water Company (GCWC) has announced the completion of reparation work on the line that nourishess the city of New Cairo, on Monday morning, and gradually pumping water back.   The water is being pumped...
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Free entry to museums, archaeological sites on Sinai Liberation Day

Night view of Egyptian Museum
24 Apr 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled Hanafy announced that museums and archaeological sites would open to the public for free on Tuesday, the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Sinai.   Manpower Minister Mohamed Saafan announced earlier...
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More state kiosks will be set up next week to buy waste from public: Cairo Governor

New recycling kiosks in Heliopolis 
24 Apr 2017
Cairo Governor Atef Abdel-Hameed said more recycling kiosks will be set up around the capital within a week for Cairenes to earn extra cash in exchange for their recyclable garbage, according to a statement on Monday. “The kiosks...
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20 defendants sentenced to death in 2013 Kerdasa police station violence

Deputy head of Giza Security Directorate killed in Kerdasa.
24 Apr 2017
Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Judge Mohamed Sherin Fahmy, sentenced 20 defendants on Monday to death in their retrial, along with 136 other defendants, over storming Kerdasa Police Station in August 2013.   The court has set July 2...
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