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No poisoning cases reported, hospitals nationwide equipped for emergencies: Health Ministry

Egyptian health ministry
17 Apr 2017
The Health Ministry's Crisis and Emergency taskforce has not received any communication about cases of poisoning in any hospital nationwide so far, said Khaled al-Khatib, head of the task force and the Central Administration...
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Security tightened at public zoos, aquariums

17 Apr 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation tightened on Monday security measures around zoos and aquariums in Giza and other governorates during Easter celebrations, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and private...
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Security procedures tightened at Red Sea highway checkpoints

A soldier stands guard at an army checkpoint in North Sinai
17 Apr 2017
The Red Sea security authorities tightened inspection procedures at highway and border checkpoints on Sunday, particularly the checkpoint at the 85km mark on Safaga-Qena highway and the 5km mark Safaga checkpoint for vehicles coming...
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ICAO delegation visits Cairo to inspect airports, aviation authority

17 Apr 2017
A delegation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), headed by the vice president of the organization, Abu Bakr Djibbo, visited the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to follow up on the measures applied by the...
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Suspect accused of involvement in church bombings released

16 Apr 2017
Red Sea security services released Ali Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan on Saturday. His name was included in Interior Ministry’s list of the terrorist cells that were involved in planning the twin church bombings in Alexandria and Tanta on...
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Child rapists should receive death penalty: al-Azhar Deputy

Abbas shuman, deputy al azhar
16 Apr 2017
The deputy of Egypt’s al-Azhar, the largest Muslim beacon, called on Sunday for anyone found guilty of molesting child to receive the death penalty, he said to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram following recent news about the rape...
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Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Crucifixes on display at a church paraphernalia shop in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra in the runup to Easter on April 11, 2017 (Khaled Desouki / AFP). 
15 Apr 2017
Egyptian Copts will celebrate Easter mass on Saturday, marking one of Christianity's most joyous occasions just days after the deadliest attacks in living memory against the country's religious minority. The faithful will spend a...
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Pope Tawadros heads Friday of Sorrows mass

14 Apr 2017
Pope Tawadros II headed Easter Friday mass, known to Christians as Friday of Sorrows, at the cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasiya, Cairo. Hundreds of Orthodox Christians and priests took part in the mass.   Other Egyptian...
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Egyptian politician calls for investigation into Russia's accusations against UK over Egypt churches attacks

14 Apr 2017
The Secretary General of the Coalition to Support Long Live Egypt Fund Tarek Mahmoud called for a transparent international investigation into accusations made by Russia's ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov on...
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23C forecast in Cairo, 21C in Alexandria for Friday

13 Apr 2017
Low- and medium-level clouds will appear in the north and east to be accompanied by rains across north coasts and Red Sea mountains. Highs of 23C will be reached in Cairo and 21C in Alexandria. Northwestern winds will prevail,...
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