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New law says foreigners must pay LE50,000 when seeking young Egyptian brides

08 Dec 2015
Amendments to notarization procedures will require foreigners to pay LE50,000 when seeking to marry an Egyptian woman if there is a 25-year age gap.   Based on amendments approved by Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend published in the...
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Center slams Interior Ministry's reaction to torture claims

Interior Minister Magdy abdel Ghaffar
08 Dec 2015
A digital media freedom advocacy group has dismissed the Interior Ministry’s response to recent incidents of fatal torture of detainees as illogical.   The Interior Ministry has been subjected to mounting criticism over the past...
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Exempting domestic workers from labor law consolidates exploitation, violence: NCCM

National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
08 Dec 2015
Exempting domestic workers from the labor law and failing to issue legislation that regulates this profession consolidates exploitation and violence and makes it a pattern of forced labor and human trafficking, said Hala Abu Ali, secretary...
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Egypt will not take loan from Hungary to buy trains: transport minister

08 Dec 2015
Transport Minister Saad al-Geioushy said that Egypt will not take a loan of one billion euros from Hungary to buy trains, adding that the Arab Organization for Industrialization will be assigned to manufacture them locally.   “...
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Cairo governor, tourism minister plan to develop downtown Cairo

08 Dec 2015
Cairo Governor Galal Saeed received on Tuesday Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou to discuss reviving the architectural style under khedive in downtown Cairo and developing the area, including Qasr al-Nil and al-Galaa bridges.   Local...
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Gold will not be favorable Christmas gift this year: traders

08 Dec 2015
A number of gold traders said that the current price of gold could help it have a strong return as a tradable Christmas gift on the market, but unfortunately the new saving certificates of high-yield and the weak purchasing power exclude...
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Colder winter expected in Egypt

08 Dec 2015
Temperatures will drop significantly starting next week and a colder winter is expected this year, said the head of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority Ahmed Abdel Aal in a phone interview with Ten and Al-Hayat channels on Monday....
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Smoke inhalation kills one Egyptian worker, injures other in Jordan

Jordanian labour office
07 Dec 2015
An Egyptian worker died and another was wounded on Monday after inhaling smoke from firewood they were burning in their home in Karak, Jordan.   Jordan Civil Defense said both workers were taken to the Karak hospital, adding that the...
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Expelled Cairo University students file for readmission

07 Dec 2015
Thirty-four students who were expelled from the University of Cairo have requested readmission and are willing to sign "declarations of repentance", according to University of Cairo spokesperson Fathi Abbas.   “Two of...
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Grand Museum receives 27 wooden pieces from second sun boat

Facebook page showing Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty inspecting two discovery of two granite statues of Sekhmet, Luxor, 22 February, 2015
07 Dec 2015
The Grand Egyptian Museum received Monday 27 wooden pieces from the second Khufu sun boat after they were restored and documented on location.   Restoration Director Eissa Zeidan said the Egyptian-Japanese team managed to extract the...
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