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Former manpower minister implicated in seizing LE40 mn

Minister of Manpower Nahed Ashry
19 Dec 2015
Investigations by the Public Funds Prosecution have revealed that Nahed Ashry, the former manpower minister and head of the Workers' Benefits Fund, has been implicated, along with 20 members of the Workers Benefits Fund Board of...
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Emir of Kuwait shakes Abu Treika’s hand for declining to take money to play in world all-star team match

Egyptian football star Mohamed abu Treika
19 Dec 2015
Egyptian commentator Ahmed al-Tayeb revealed that retired football player Mohamed Abu Treika refused to take 50,000 euros to play in all-star team match against Kuwait.   Abu Treika said that it is an honor for him to participate in...
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Egypt rejects european parliament calls for Halawa release

18 Dec 2015
Egypt has categorically rejected a resolution by the European Parliament that calls for an immediate and unconditional release of Egyptian-Irish prisoner Ibrahim Hussein Halawa.   The resolution constitutes an unacceptable violation...
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EgyptAir successfully passes EU ACC3 security tests

Tourists leave after finishing their holidays, at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, November 6, 2015.
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
18 Dec 2015
EgyptAir Cargo company has successfully passed the three-day ACC3 security tests of the European Union (EU) Transport Security Administration.   Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Sherif Fat'hi said on Friday that the European...
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Egypt, Jordan start joint military exercise

Military Spokesperson Mohamed Samir
18 Dec 2015
Egypt and Jordan have started a joint military exercise, "Aqaba 2015", hosted by Egypt.   The drill, which kicked off Friday, will continue for several days, said a statement by the Armed Forces today.   The exercise...
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Egyptian PM expects study on new health insurance bill to be reviewed soon

Former petroleum minister and caretaker prime minister Sherif Ismail
18 Dec 2015
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Friday pressed for action to finalize a comprehensive study on a new health insurance bill to be probed by the Cabinet as soon as possible.   On the ninth of this month, the Cabinet decided to...
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Hurghada cooking festival organized to promote tourism

18 Dec 2015
"Necessity is the mother of invention," was the slogan raised during the cooking festival in Hurghada, which concluded on Thursday.   Chefs of different hotels in Hurghada came up with the idea of ​​the festival after...
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Yacht harbor to be established between Dahab, Saudi Arabia

18 Dec 2015
Dahab in South Sinai is a fun place if you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of simple Bedouin life, and could be an attractive destination for Arab tourism, which is the dream of Bedouin youth.   The dream began here, with the...
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Egyptian, Libyan, Tunisian, Iraqi committee formed to restore smuggled money

Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend
18 Dec 2015
Justice Minister Ahmed al Zend said that a joint Egyptian-Libyan-Tunisian-Iraqi committee will be formed to work on restoring the smuggled funds from these countries to abroad via the previous regimes.   This remark came during the...
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Egypt not to approve any decision against its interest: Minister

18 Dec 2015
Egypt will not approve any decision if it does not attain its interest or the interest of the developing countries, said Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Qabil.   Speaking during the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi...
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