Local News

Luxor hotel occupancy rate stands at 64%: official statistics

04 Feb 2016
The occupancy rates in Luxor hotels rose to 64 percent, Luxor tourism police announced Thursday.   The increase comes in conjunction with the mid-school year vacation, which will extend until mid-February.    The total...
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Police officer, conscript killed in Arish road accident

04 Feb 2016
Two policemen were killed on Thursday when their armored vehicle turned over on the main road to the south of Arish, North Sinai.   The vehicle turned over on the Arish-Lehfen Road, south Arish, in the Be'r Lehfen area, killing...
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Seven MB members arrested in Sharqiya

04 Feb 2016
Sharqiya police announced on Thursday the arrest of an alleged terrorist cell of seven wanted Muslim Brotherhood members.   The suspects were found in possession of illegal leaflets and are already wanted in connection with violent...
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An online journalism competition launched for Middle Eastern, promising talent

Arab Forum for Online Journalism
04 Feb 2016
The Arab Forum for Online Journalism (AFOJ) is gearing up to host the 5th edition of its annual awards in the last week of March in Cairo. The forum’s role is not limited to recognizing award-worthy work, but also provides a number...
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Weather forecast: Moderate weather expected in Cairo Friday

04 Feb 2016
Meteoroglists expect moderate weather on Friday along the northwestern coast and in Cairo. Weather will be warmer along the northeastern coast and in north Upper Egypt. It will be hot in south Upper Egypt during daylight hours and very...
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Low-ranking police officers need functional, physical rehabiliation: MP

04 Feb 2016
"Low-ranking police officers need functional and physical rehabiliation," said Monufiya MP Samah Gibrael in a statement Thursday, adding that low-ranking police officers do not act in a propper manner. Gibrael's statement...
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Railway revenue rose by LE25.4 mn in November 2015: CAPMAS

Railway Authority President
04 Feb 2016
The Railway Authority's revenue rose in November 2015 to stand at LE118.8 million, compared to LE93.4 million in November 2014, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in its monthly report issued on...
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Unidentified assailants burn police car in Alexandria

04 Feb 2016
Unidentified assailants used Molotov cocktails and fireworks to set fire to a police car on Thursday parked in a garage in Alexandria's Asafra neighborhood.   Civil Protection Forces and police officers headed to the scene of the...
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Police officer slaps woman for guarding women-only metro car

Sadat Metro Station
03 Feb 2016
A two-minute video went viral on social media Wednesday, depicting a low-ranking police officer slap a woman repeatedly on Cairo's metro system after she refused to allow men entrance into a women-only carriage.   The footage,...
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150 defendants to be retried in Kerdasa police station case

Deputy head of Giza Security Directorate killed in Kerdasa.
03 Feb 2016
The Court of Cassation, headed by Judge Anas Ali Abdallah, accepted the appeal of 150 defendants sentenced to death over their involvement in the killing of eleven policemen in Kerdasa City in August 2013 during the upheaval that followed...
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