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CBE governor says UAE will deposit $2 bn by end of May

Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Tarek Amer
05 May 2016
The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Tarek Amer, has announced that negotiations are underway for a US$2 billion deposit from the UAE to Egypt, to be paid before the end of May.   The money is part of $4 billion payment...
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LIVE UPDATE: Lawyers support Syndicate's thousands of attendees, emergency assembly take measures

04 May 2016
After the emergency meeting of the General Assembly, thousands of journalists staged an on-going sit-in calling for an end to the siege imposed by security forces around the syndicate headquarters.   The number of journalists who...
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Journalists Syndicate announces decisions against HQ storming

04 May 2016
The general assembly of the Journalists Syndicate announced several decisions, Wednesday, in response to the police's storming of the headquarters on Sunday to arrest journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud al-Sakka.   The syndicate...
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LE 6 billion to establish chain stores in 8 provinces: Minister

Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy
04 May 2016
The Internal Trade Development Authority (ITDA), affiliated with the Domestic Trade and Supply Ministry, began Wednesday the second phase of President Sisi’s initiative on opening chain stores in the provinces of Egypt. Plots of land...
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Two injured in huge freight train fire

03 May 2016
Two technicians were injured Tuesday when a huge fire broke out in a tank car of a freight train transporting diesel from Cairo to Minya.   The tank car caught fire when the train was at Samalout city.   Civil Protection Forces...
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US Congress committee to inspect Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh airports

Tourists leave after finishing their holidays, at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, November 6, 2015.
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
02 May 2016
A delegation from the Homeland Security Committee of the US Congress arrived in Egypt on Monday to inspect security measures at Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh airports. The airport inspection visit is the first of its kind by a US Congress...
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Security measures intensified at tourist hot-spots over Easter vacation

Sham el-Nessim celebrations, Cairo, April 16,2012.
02 May 2016
Officials in major holiday spots have issued orders for special security measures over the Easter weekend and the Sham al-Nessim holiday, boosting police traffic patrols and putting hospitals on high alert.   The measures are aimed at...
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Chinese Embassy launches logo design competition in Egypt

01 May 2016
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China announced on its website a competition to design a logo depicting the diplomatic relations between China and Egypt, to mark the 60th anniversary of the revival of relations between the...
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Giza Zoo shows off spring arrivals, such as baby Nadir the vervet monkey

01 May 2016
Giza Zoo published pictures on its website on Sunday showing some new arrivals to the zoo, just in time for Monday's spring festival. The babies include an addition to the zoo’s antelope herd and a baby vervet monkey, who can now...
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Copts celebrate Easter as Pope Tawadros calls for 'enlightening ideas'

01 May 2016
Coptic Christians celebrated the Orthodox Easter festival on Saturday and Sunday with masses and sermons across Egypt and abroad, as the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church called for 'enlightening ideas' to counter the forces of...
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