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Alexandria, Dekheila straits closed 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.
01 Dec 2015
Alexandria port authorities have decided to keep the Alexandria and Dekheila straits closed to navigation for the second day in a row due to bad weather, increased wind speed and increased wave heights.   Acting Alexandria Port...
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NGO hopes Bedouin hospitality and landscape will lure visitors to Sinai after Russian plane crash

© AFP / by Samer al-Atrush | A Russian tourist waves an Egyptian flag in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 7, 2015
 
 
 
01 Dec 2015
The crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai that many blame on an Islamist militant bomb has scared tourists away from the peninsula. But a small aid organization is hoping to show a peaceful side of the expanse.   Sinai is Safe...
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Bassem Youssef explains why he does not come to Egypt

Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef gestures as he talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, 15 January 2013. 
30 Nov 2015
Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef said on Twitter that he has not visited Egypt because journalist and political activist Ismail al-Iskandarani was arrested at Hurghada airport upon his arrival from Germany to visit his sick mother...
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Belgian ambassador advises Egyptian government to cultivate rooftops

Belgian Ambassador to Cairo Gilles Heyvaert
30 Nov 2015
Belgian Ambassador to Cairo Gilles Heyvaert has advised the Egyptian government to develop a program for the cultivation of rooftops for growing food that needs small amounts of water, explaining that this type of farming reduces carbon in...
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Light rain expected in Cairo Tuesday

30 Nov 2015
Meteorologists expect light rain in Lower Egypt and Cairo on Tuesday, with heavier rain along the north coast and in North and Central Sinai.   Low-level and medium-level clouds will appear in the north.   The wind will be active...
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Egypt domestic wheat and imports to remain stable next year: supply minister

Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy
30 Nov 2015
 Egypt, the world's biggest importer of wheat, will grow around 3.3 million feddans of wheat in the next season, roughly the same amount cultivated the year before, supply minister Khaled Hanafy told Reuters. "I don't...
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Egypt offers to replace Turkey in Russian market: Russian news agency

30 Nov 2015
Egypt is ready to fill the gap left behind after Russia banned Turkish imports following a list of recently announced sanctions, Russia's state-run Sputnik news agency quoted Egypt's Trade and Industry Minister Tareq Qabil as...
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Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps

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30 Nov 2015
Egyptian police have rounded up 38 members of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood group in fresh security sweeps, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday.   In a statement, the ministry said that the Brotherhood members had been arrested...
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EgyptAir operates first bound-Moscow cargo flight

30 Nov 2015
EgyptAir Cargo has operated its first cargo flight to Moscow, said Chairman of EgyptAir Cargo Basem Gohar.   In statements on Sunday, Gohar said that EgyptAir Cargo is currently considering operating two cargo flights per week between...
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Biology teacher interrogated over live dissection of rabbit in class

29 Nov 2015
The Administrative Prosecution has ordered the questioning of a secondary school biology teacher after social network sites circulated a video showing him performing a gruesome dissection of a rabbit in front of his students, the latter...
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