Local News

Two fishermen go missing as weather grows fiercer

26 Oct 2015
Two fishermen were reported missing late Sunday in Daqahlia as violent storms overturned their boat on the Borollos lake.   Taha al-Shreidy, the head of Daqahlia’s fishermen association, said rescue teams, assisted by local...
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Security forces kill 3 militants in gunbattle: Egypt

Egyptian security campaigns
 

 

 
25 Oct 2015
Egypt's interior ministry says three militants have been killed in a gunfight with security forces in Ismailia province.   The ministry says the militants were hiding on Sunday in a field in the province, which contains the Suez...
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Journalists' Syndicate accuses security of kidnapping 2 members

Enforced Disappearance
25 Oct 2015
The Journalists' Syndicate has accused security forces of kidnapping two of its members late last week and is demanding the general prosecution release them.   In a statement on Saturday, the syndicate said Hesham Gaafar and...
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Tour guides are suffering the most since January 25: union head

Tourists in Karnak despite terrorist attack
25 Oct 2015
Tour guides in Egypt are suffering the most since the January 25 revolution and some of them have threatened suicide, said head of the Tour Guides Union, Hasan al-Nahla, in an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm Sunday.   Tour guides are...
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Textile workers enter 6th day of protests

Mahalla Spinning Company workers on strike
25 Oct 2015
Workers at the Misr Fine Spinning and Weaving Company in Kafr al-Dawwar have been striking for six days to receive a reward promised to them by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a decree that entitled spinning and weaving workers to a 10...
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Shi'ite leaders to meet over Al-Hussein tomb closure on Ashura

25 Oct 2015
Shi'ite leaders have called a meeting to discuss the Religious Endowment Ministry's decision to close Al-Hussein tomb in Egypt, from Thursday until Saturday, to prevent Shi'ite rituals on the day of Ashura, the anniversary of...
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Ain Sokhna Port shuts down due to bad weather

A wave of bad weather in Alexandria, accompanied by strong winds and a rise in the level of the waves, led to the closure of Alexandria Strait, stopping the movement of maritime ports of Alexandria and Daqahlia, 5 October 2013.
25 Oct 2015
The Ain Sokhna Port was closed on Sunday at 9 am due to bad weather, said Red Sea Ports Authority spokesperson Abdel Rehim Mostafa.   Meteorologists expect unstable weather nationwide Sunday, accompanied by low temperatures and active...
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Suez University president expels 8 students for disrespecting national anthem

25 Oct 2015
In an unprecedented move, Suez University President Mamdouh Ghorab expelled eight students who failed to stand up during the national anthem at an annual conference for young researchers at Egyptian universities.   Ghorab summoned the...
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Govt yields to students protests, cancels attendance marks

25 Oct 2015
Following weeks of protests by high school students, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail rescinded on Saturday an earlier decision by Education and Technical Education Minister El Helali el Shirbini, which added 10 marks given to students...
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Brotherhood businessman not interrogated over currency black market: prosecution

Hassan Malik, a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood
25 Oct 2015
A Muslim Brotherhood business mogul is being interrogated over his affiliation with the outlawed group and the financing of its activities, prosecutors have said, refuting earlier extensive media reports which said he is accused of black...
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