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Chinese tourist groups to be granted visas on arrival

© AFP / by Roberto Coloma | Chinese tourists take pictures against the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore, August 29, 2015
 
 
 
04 Jan 2016
Egyptian authorities announced it would allow Chinese tourist groups to obtain visas upon arrival at the airport, provided that the Chinese tourists come with a travel agency and have a sufficient amount of money, said Tourism Minister...
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Mobile refrigerators aim to combat price hikes by offering cheaper food

Canned vegetables are displayed at a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 11, 2015.
 
03 Jan 2016
The Social Fund for Development began Sunday receiving applications from individuals wanting to operate refrigerator vehicles, part of the government’s scheme to combat food price hikes and address unemployment.   The vehicles...
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Cairo-Alex road blocked following car crash

Traffic halts at Cairo-Alexandria country road after accident
03 Jan 2016
Traffic came to a stop Sunday on the Cairo-Alexandria road near Qalyubiya after a truck and private car collided.   Security, traffic officers and ambulances moved to the scene to remove the aftermath of the crash and rescue the...
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Alexandria’s stray dog extermination campaign stirs anger

Stray dogs in Alexandria shot deat as part of a campaign by the veterinary services
31 Dec 2015
A campaign to rid Alexandria of stray animals was put into force on Monday and has caused an uproar among animal rights groups, after the province exterminated more than 600 street animals last month.   The campaign by Alexandria...
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Ahly sends CAF champions league squad list



Egyptian's Al-Ahly players celebrate scoring a goal during a Confederation Cup.


 

 
31 Dec 2015
Ahly Sports Club sent a list of players for the African Champions League competitions of 2016 to the African Football Confederation (CAF) on Thursday.   The list contained 30 players, most notably the squad’s captain Hossam...
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Weather forecast: Friday peak of unstable wave

31 Dec 2015
Meteorologists expect Friday to be very cold, being the peak of an unstable wave of weather.   Temperatures are predicted to decline significantly in most parts of the country.   Clouds will multiply across most parts of the...
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Minya’s state property watchdog interrogated over bribery

31 Dec 2015
Public prosecutors in Minya are interrogating an engineer responsible for guardianship over state properties in the province for allegedly receiving bribes.   Prosecutors accuse the official of obtaining a LE40,000 bribe from an...
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Heavy rain, colder weather hit Alexandria Thursday

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.
31 Dec 2015
Heavy rain hit Alexandria on Thursday morning, suspending fishing in the eastern Alexandria Port.  Weather temperatures notably declined, reaching frost in some areas.   Navigation was not affected by weather, however.   The...
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Minya arrests 2 Brotherhood loyalists for anti-govt documents

Muslim Brotherhood backers on trial in Assiut
31 Dec 2015
Prosecutors in Minya have remanded two Brotherhood members in the province for 15 days pending investigation into charges of “plotting to overthrow the ruling regime”.   Investigators said the pair were arrested with...
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Ancient statue found in Aswan house raid

Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
31 Dec 2015
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati announced Thursday the discovery of an archeological statue for King Amenhotep III of the Eighteenth Dynasty, in a house in Nakhlo village, Edfo, Aswan.   Damati said in a press statement on...
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