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Egypt cleric says too much Pokemon Go could be danger

The Nintendo-owned franchise which soared in popularity in the late 1990s made a strong comeback on July 6 2016 and initially launched a free-to-play mobile game called “Pokémon Go” which connects virtual world to real one; it was developed for iOS and Android devices. the game is now availabe in many countries including the US.
 
24 Jul 2016
A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their...
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Calm restored to Beni Suef village after sectarian violence

Beni Suef Governor Mohamed Selim in the middle of local religious leaders during a reconcilation conference following sectarian encounters between Muslims and Christians
24 Jul 2016
Calm was restored to a village in Beni Suef yesterday after clashes broke out Friday between Muslims and Christian over alleged illegal church-building.  Mobs in Saft al-Kharsa village, on the outskirts of Fashn town, attacked a...
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Ethiopia suspends medicine import from 11 Egyptian manufacturers

24 Jul 2016
The Ethiopian Health Ministry has suspended the importation of pharmaceuticals from 11 Egyptian manufacturers following a visit to Egypt that indicated the factories did not meet Ethiopian health standards.  A delegation from the...
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The final flight: Solar Impulse 2 leaves Cairo for Dubai

World's first solar-powered plane 
24 Jul 2016
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 left Cairo International Airport early on Sunday heading for Dubai, marking the last phase of its mammoth round-the-world trip started March 9, 2015. The technologically unprecedented aircraft...
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Egypt launches program to shelter 16,000 homeless children

Street children
23 Jul 2016
The Social Solidarity Ministry announced Saturday the launch of a program to shelter and protect homeless children in 10 governorates. Assistant Minister for social welfare, Mosaad Radwan, told reporters Saturday that according to current...
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Muslims, Christian in Minya reconcile over sectarian violence

Families of 13 out of 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya mourn their loss at the village of al-Owr, Minya
23 Jul 2016
Saturday saw the final session of reconciliation talks between Muslims and Christians of Abo Yaaqoub village, Minya, following about of sectarian violence earlier this month.  The governor of Minya, Major General Tareq Nassr, was due...
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Cairo police chief killed in car crash

23 Jul 2016
Cairo's chief of police, Major General Jamal Saaed died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Saturday morning, a security source from Cairo Security Directorate told Al-Masry Al-Youm.  According to the source, Saaed was...
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On first Friday of new gov't sermon policy, preachers go off script

23 Jul 2016
Preachers at Al-Azhar shunned the government decision that identical, government-approved sermons should be delivered in all mosques during Friday prayers, with President of Al-Azhar University Ibrahim al-Hodhod speaking yesterday on...
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"Youngest couple in the world" celebrate illegal child wedding in Dakahlia

23 Jul 2016
El-Maasara village, in the north west of Dakahlia governorate, celebrated long into the night following the wedding ceremony of a 12-year-old boy and his ten-year-old bride this weekend.  The marriage of Fares al-Saaed, a preparatory...
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Young Egyptians reach finals of ROV submersible competition in Texas

22 Jul 2016
Egyptian science and technology students have scored highly in an international competition to design, build and operate a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) capable of moving around and performing tasks underwater. Four teams of Egyptian...
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