Local News

Father kills family, commits suicide

21 Apr 2015
A businessman allegedly shot dead his wife and two children before killing himself in the Fustat area of Old Cairo.   Authorities say he shot his wife in the ear, his son in the left side and his daughter in the abdomen, before he...
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Belly dancer Safinaz sentenced to 6 months in prison for insulting Egyptian flag

20 Apr 2015
The Agouza Misdemeanor Court on Monday sentenced Armenian belly dancer Safinaz to six months in prison and fined her LE50,000 for insulting the Egyptian flag. The court set her bail for LE10,000.   Safinaz did not attend the session...
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Cooler temperatures on Tuesday

20 Apr 2015
The temperature is expected to go down on Tuesday, providing nice weather on the northwestern coasts, warm temperatures on the Delta and in Cairo, but remaining hot in Upper Egypt.   Low-level clouds will be seen in the north....
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Artifacts held by farmer in New Valley seized

Stolen artifacts
20 Apr 2015
New Valley security services seized on Sunday an archaeological mummy and four relics that were in the possession of a farmer.   According to a lead that farmer Khedr Hassan Ali, 50, had the artifacts in his home, permission was...
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Five tons of dead poultry seized in Kafr al-Sheikh

20 Apr 2015
A truck carrying approximately five tons of dead poultry was seized in Metoubus city, Kafr al-Sheikh province, according to city leader Major General Yehia al-Essawy.   A committee made up of the vice-chief of the city, the head of...
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Govt considers extending Sinai curfew another 3 months

20 Apr 2015
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said that he is considering the extension of the curfew in some areas of North Sinai, which is to end April 25, for another three months in light of security reports.   Sources at the Cabinet said the...
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Terrorist group hacks newspaper Facebook page for 2nd time

Screenshot of Facebook page of Tahya Masr newspaper
20 Apr 2015
The terrorist Sinai State group, formerly named Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis before pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, hacked for the second time Tahya Masr newspaper's Facebook page on Monday.   The group posted a video...
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Former Mufti slams Islamic researcher for describing religious heritage as ‘rot’

Media host Islam al-Beheiry
20 Apr 2015
Former Mufti Ali Gomaa criticized controversial researcher Islam al-Beheiry for describing Islamic heritage as ‘rot’.   During a religious show called “Allahu Aalam” that was aired on the privately-owned TV...
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Warm weather on Monday

19 Apr 2015
Temperatures are expected to increase on Monday with warm weather prevailing on the northern coasts and hot temperatures in other parts of the country.   Visibility will be reduced in the morning on the northern coasts, the Delta,...
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Political analyst supports execution of Brotherhood members

Political analyst Mostafa al-Fiqqi
19 Apr 2015
Political analyst Mostafa al-Feqqy has denied rumors that he demanded the leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood who had verdicts issued against him, not to be executed.   He said that such rumors are untrue.   In a phone...
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