Local News

Security forces control fire in Ghouriya shops

11 May 2016
The Civil Protection Forces brought under control a fire in the Ghouriya area of Cairo on Tuesday evening after it spread through a number of textiles shops.   According to initial investigations, a short-circuit in the electrics of a...
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Egypt to establish sky train worth US$4.5 billion

10 May 2016
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met Tuesday with the Canadian ambassador in Cairo and representatives of Bombardier Inc. to discuss the establishment of a monorail (a single rail skytrain) to link Giza and 6th of October City.   The...
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Tunisia releases 14 Egyptian fishermen

10 May 2016
The Tunisian authorities released 14 Egyptian fishermen from Borg Meghaizel village, Kafr al-Sheikh, who had been held in Tunisia for two weeks over illegal fishing in Tunisia's territorial waters.   Head of the Kafr al-Sheikh...
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AUC student released days after on-campus demonstrations

10 May 2016
American University in Cairo (AUC) student Ibrahim Tamer was released on Monday days after a few hundred students demonstrated on campus calling for his release, according to the Free Bebo campaign established in his support. ...
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Parliament discusses withdrawal and awarding of Egyptian nationality

09 May 2016
The Defense and National Security Committee of the House of Representatives discussed on Monday the passing of counter-terrorism laws, including a law to withdraw Egyptian nationality from those found guilty of terrorist operations or...
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Church officials push for new law on renovation and construction

08 May 2016
The three main church denominations in Egypt sent a drafted law on the renovation and construction of churches to Chancellor Madgy al-Agaty, Legal Affairs Minister in the House of Representatives, on Saturday. Al-Masry Al-Youm was informed...
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Two killed, 24 injured in three road traffic accidents

Hurghada bus accident
 
08 May 2016
Two people were killed and 24 injured on Sunday morning in three separate road accidents in different parts of the country. A truck carrying workers overturned on the Cairo-Fayoum Road, killing one person and injuring 11 others. Eight...
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Funerals for two policemen killed while evacuating a burning building in Suez

Policemen funeral in Sharqiya
07 May 2016
The funerals of two policeman killed while evacuating people from a burning building took place in Sharqiya governorate on Friday. Hamed Al-Baz, from the village of Ezbet al-Saadna, and Bahaa Ahmed, from the village of Ezbet Rezq, died of...
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Sisi, Cabinet maintain silence on journalists' stand-off with Interior Ministry

06 May 2016
The Egyptian government has continued to ignore the ongoing stand-off between the Interior Ministry and the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, offering no commentary on the situation, nor any solutions, in the apparent hope that a lack of...
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Egypt hosts discussions in Berlin on laws to tackle trade in looted antiquities

06 May 2016
The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin has hosted a meeting of diplomats and experts from 17 Arab, Asian, African and Latin American nations keen to stop the illicit trade in cultural artifacts, which contributes to the destruction of cultural...
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