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Egyptian-French-US alliance to organize new Suez Canal inauguration ceremony

New Suez Canal
03 Jun 2015
According to an official source, Suez Canal Authority President Mohab Mamish will announce next week the name of the alliance that will organize the new Suez Canal inauguration ceremony in August.   The source said the alliance...
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Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar: We were the first to call for renewing Islamic thought

03 Jun 2015
The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, at a meeting with intellectuals and scholars dedicated to the ways tofprotecting the community from religious extremism, said on Tuesday that Al-Azhar was the first institution to call for...
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Party chief says government should respond to NCHR’s requests

NCHR chairman Mohamed Fayeq
03 Jun 2015
Head of the Construction and Development Party, Mohamed Esmat al-Sadat said that National Council for Human Rights (NCHR)’s report on the human rights situation in Egypt since June 2013 accurately reflects the true circumstances on...
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8 political parties, 372 public figures call on SCC to amend protest law

03 Jun 2015
Eight political parties,12 members of the former "Committee of 50", which drafted the constitution and 360 public figures have announced submitting a petition early next week to the President of the Supreme Constitutional Court,...
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Morsi’s investment minister criticizes Egypt's human rights record

Investment Minister Yehia Hamed
03 Jun 2015
Former Investment Minister Yehia Hamed, who held his office under the toppled President Mohamed Morsi, has criticized the human rights situation in Egypt in remarks to the German DPA news agency.   Speaking to the press in Istanbul,...
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Moderate weather on Thursday in Cairo

03 Jun 2015
Pleasant weather is expected to prevail on Thursday on northern coasts, with moderate temperatures in the Delta and Cairo, and hot weather in Upper Egypt.   Low-and medium-level clouds will appear in the north, where visibility will...
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Personal Status Council submits draft law to Pope Tawadros

03 Jun 2015
H.G. Bishop Paula, the bishop of Tanta and head of the Personal Status Clerical Council, said the council had prepared a draft of personal status regulations, which was submitted on Tuesday to Pope Tawadros.   According to the...
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Egypt participates in Tanzania Nile Basin meetings after 5-year absence

02 Jun 2015
The Nile Council of Ministers is meeting in Arusha, Tanzania on Thursday to discuss financial problems facing the Nile Basin Initiative, as international funding will cease end of June due to differences among the member states over the...
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Court suspends prison sentence for policeman accused of assaulting Sohag judiciary

Sohag Criminal Court
02 Jun 2015
The Sohag Criminal Court suspended a three-year prison sentence Tuesday, against a police officer accused of assaulting the judiciary, until a verdict is rendered in the appeals court.   The officer is accused of storming the...
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Doctor cleared of insulting promoter of alleged HIV-detecting device

02 Jun 2015
The Doctors' Syndicate said on Tuesday that the Abdeen Misdemeanor Court cleared Mohamed Fattouh, the syndicate’s board member, from insult charges levelled against him by Ahmed Mou’nes. Mou'nes had promoted a device...
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