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CBE to reprint 1LE banknote to be introduced by Ramadan





Reuters/Reuters - An employee counts money at a bank in Cairo September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih






 


 
25 May 2016
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is to print LE 500 million of one pound banknotes by the beginning of Ramadan, say prominent banking sources. The sources have said that CBE never stopped trading in one pound notes, but stopped printing...
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Temperatures on the rise from Thursday

heat wave
 
25 May 2016
Meteorologists have forecast a rise in temperatures starting Thursday.   While mild weather is expected along the north coast, for Cairo, the delta and the northern areas of Upper Egypt, Thursday will see noticeably hotter...
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French, Italian firms to help search for EgyptAir black boxes

25 May 2016
Egypt is taking on two companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, the airline's chairman said on Wednesday EgyptAir flight 804 crashed on May 19...
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Hundreds attend absentee funeral prayer for lost EgyptAir crew

24 May 2016
Hundreds flocked to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawy Mosque in the Fifth Settlement, Southeast Cairo, on Monday evening, for an absentee funeral prayer for the lost crew of Thursday's EgyptAir plane crash.    The crowds of...
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Aswan passengers angry at steep rise in train fares, new 'VIP' services

VIP train
23 May 2016
Angry citizens in Aswan have criticized the Transport Ministry for converting several air-conditioned trains to a more expensive "VIP-class" service, while simultaneously increasing the price of tickets on trains running the...
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Israel returns ancient sarcophagus covers to Egypt

23 May 2016
The paint has long since faded, but even some 3,000 years later the Egyptian sarcophagus covers radiate history and beauty. Now, the wooden covers from the times of pharaohs are home. Israel returned two sarcophagus covers to Egypt on...
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Ahly beats Italian team Roma 4-3 in football friendly, breaking 14-year spell



Egyptian's Al-Ahly players celebrate scoring a goal during a Confederation Cup.


 

 
21 May 2016
Ahly star Moemen Zakariya expressed his absolute elation at the club’s first win against Italian club AS Roma since 2002 on Friday afternoon. The club won a clean 4-3 victory in the friendly match held at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium...
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Italian tour operators call for revival of tourism links with Egypt

20 May 2016
The heads of a number of Italian tourism companies have told members of an Egyptian delegation to Rome that the controversy over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni earlier this year has harmed the Italian tourism business and...
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British, French delegation takes part in missing plane investigations in Cairo

20 May 2016
A Foreign delegation comprising three French and three British investigators and a technical expert from Airbus company arrived at Cairo International Airport early on Friday to take part in investigations into the disappearance of...
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Mild weather expected in Cairo on Friday

19 May 2016
Meteorologists a predicting mild weather on Friday from the north coast down as far as Cairo and the north of Upper Egypt.  However, hot weather is expected in southern Upper Egypt during daytime, with cool temperatures at night....
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