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Antiquities Ministry denies artifacts were smuggled from Karnak Temple

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
25 Jun 2015
Sultan Eid, director of the Luxor antiquities, has denied the news reports saying that artifacts had been smuggled out of the Temple of Karnak and put in a pickup truck.   He said the truck that was parked in front of the western...
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Cabinet to postpone increasing metro ticket prices

Transport Minister Hani Dahy
25 Jun 2015
Official sources at the Ministry of Transport revealed that Major General Ahmed Gamal Eddin, presidential adviser for security affairs, had discussed raising the metro fares and the repercussions of that decision with Hani Dahi,...
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Borhamy demands release of 3,000 Nour Party members

Yasser Borhamy.
25 Jun 2015
Yasser Borhamy, vice president of the Salafi Dawah, has demanded the release of 3,000 young members of the Nour Party that he says are imprisoned without clear charges.   He called on the security services to distinguish between...
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Drinking water shortages in several governorates leave residents thirsty in Ramadan

Protests against water shotrage in Belqas
25 Jun 2015
Several governorates have suffered from shortages of drinking water during the first week of the holy month of Ramadan.   In the Tawfikia village of Damietta, water has been cut for 15 days, except for a few hours in the morning....
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Two disabled siblings demand be granted with exceptional pension

Disabled siblings
25 Jun 2015
Bahaa Fadlallah, aged 40, and his sister Warda, aged 36, have not seen the sun for more than 20 years due to their illness and disability. They also suffer from bedsore and overweight.   They follow what happens in the world through...
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Health Ministry concluding negotiations over new drug for hep C virus

25 Jun 2015
The Health Ministry is concluding negotiations with an international firm over receiving a new drug, registered outside Egypt under the name of Viekira, that treats hepatitis C virus patients at 32 national medical centers.   Health...
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Man killed for cooperating with police against protesters in Helwan

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi in a protest march in Matariya, east of Cairo
25 Jun 2015
A Cairo-based terrorist group, called the "Revolutionary Punishment" published on Wednesday a video depicting the killing of a man in Helwan, who was murdered for cooperating with the security services against protesters.  ...
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Differences over media-related legislation

25 Jun 2015
The Cabinet’s Advisory Committee for Press and Media Legislation and the National Committee for the Formulation of Press and Media legislation, known as the Committee of 50, appear to be in conflict.   The first committee said...
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Brotherhood members sentenced to jail in Suez over violence, breaking protest law

25 Jun 2015
Suez Criminal Court sentenced on Wednesday two Muslim Brotherhood members to two years in prison and fined each LE2,000. Seven others were sentenced in absentia to five years in jail and fined LE 5,000 each.   All defendants faced...
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Heatwave to strike Egypt on Saturday for 24 hours

Hot weather
25 Jun 2015
Meteorologists are expecting a heatwave to strike Egypt on Saturday for 24 hours causing hot weather prevail nationwide.   Temperatures in Cairo are expected to reach a high of 39C, accompanied by hot winds, with a low of 22C.  ...
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