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Swiss court tells Egyptian energy companies to compensate Israel

Israeli gas platforms, which produce newly discovered Israeli natural gas, are seen in the Mediterranean sea, west of the port city of Ashdod in this 25 February 2013 file photo.
29 Apr 2017
A Swiss court has rejected an appeal by Egyptian energy companies after a French court last year ordered them to pay $2 billion in compensation to state-owned Israel Electric Corp (IEC), the Israeli utility said.   An IEC statement on...
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Increase in weather temperatures predicted Saturday

28 Apr 2017
Meteorologists expect on Saturday an increase in weather temperatures as slightly hot weather will prevail in the north, and very hot weather in the south during the day, turning colder at night. Mist will affect visibility in the morning...
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In photos: Egypt's capital prepares for Pope Francis visit

Pope Francis
28 Apr 2017
The Egyptian capital Cairo is preparing on Friday for the papal visit. The great cathedral in Abbasiya will receive today Pope Francis who is scheduled to leave Egypt on Saturday.   The cathedral was adorned with three huge banners of...
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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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