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Twins born in Mansoura after Egypt's population reaches 90 mn

07 Dec 2015
Daqahlia governorate recorded on Monday the birth of the first set of twins after Egypt's population reached 90 million.   The twins were born in Meet Khamis village in Mansoura and were named Reem Hossam Zaghloul and Reham Hossam...
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Moderate weather predicted Tuesday

07 Dec 2015
Meteorologists expect moderate weather on Tuesday, but predict temperatures will fall significantly at night possibly resulting in frost in Central Sinai and northern Upper Egypt.   Mist will affect visibility in the morning along the...
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Manpower Ministry signs MoU with WFP on child labor, education

07 Dec 2015
The United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Manpower Ministry, one of the three government counterparts of the program that carries out the EU-funded...
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Egypt-Greece business council to hold third meeting in Athens

07 Dec 2015
The third session of the Egypt-Greece joint business council will be hosted in Athens, Greece, and chaired by Hany Birzy, head of the Egyptian side of the council.  Thirty businessmen will represent Egypt during the Tuesday meeting...
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Arab Tourism Committee calls for facilities for Arab tourists

© AFP / by Samer al-Atrush | A Russian tourist waves an Egyptian flag in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 7, 2015
 
 
 
07 Dec 2015
The Committee of Arab Tourism, which is part of the Federation of Tourism, submitted a proposal to the Tourism Ministry to eliminate obstacles facing Arab tourists traveling to Egypt.   The proposal focuses on Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,...
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Egypt says it will add up to 3 GW of power, helping to reduce rationing

The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
 


 
 

 
07 Dec 2015
Egypt expects to add 2,500-3,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity in the coming year, going some way to ending power shortages that have hampered heavy industry in recent years, the electricity minister said on Sunday.  ...
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Admin court rules in favor of right to strike

Protests by workers at Misr El-Amria Spinning and Weaving Company demanding annual bonnsues
06 Dec 2015
The State Council’s Administrative Court issued a statement explaining a recent verdict on workers' rights Sunday, which is seen by advocates as a victory for the right to strike.   The court said strikes have become...
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EgyptAir to buy 8 Boeing passenger planes

Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal
06 Dec 2015
Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal said in a statement on Sunday that EgyptAir has signed an initial contract with BOC Aviation to buy eight new Boeing passenger B737-800 planes to add to its fleet, with the final contract to be...
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Habbara handed down third capital punishment

06 Dec 2015
The Zagazig Criminal Court has handed down a death sentence to Adel Habbara for murdering a detective in Sharqiya.   This is the third capital punishment sentence for Habbara after he was handed down the same punishment for the second...
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Egypt arrests nine policemen over death in custody

06 Dec 2015
Nine Egyptian policemen have been arrested in an investigation into the death of a man in police custody in Luxor, officials said Sunday, after authorities vowed a crackdown on police abuses.   The nine, including three lieutenants...
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