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Heavy rain in Cairo within 48 hours

24 Oct 2015
Spokesperson for the Meteorological Authority, Wahid Seoudy, said on Friday that heavy rain is expected in Cairo and in the Delta within 48 hours. Torrential rain is expected in Sinai and Upper Egypt.   He added that temperatures will...
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One person cannot cause the economy to collapse: Al-Borai

Negad al-Borai
24 Oct 2015
Human rights activist Negad al-Borai tweeted on Friday that people should not believe that one person alone could cause the economy to collapse, referring to an Interior Ministry statement claiming Hassan Malik, the Muslim Brotherhood'...
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24 former NDP members win elections

People stand and walk near the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) building of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak, which was partially burnt down during the January 25 Revolution, with the Egyptian Museum seen on the right, in Cairo April 19, 2014. Asmaa Wageeh/Reuters
23 Oct 2015
Twenty-four former National Democratic Party (NDP) members won the parliamentary elections in the For the Love of Egypt alliance lists in Upper Egypt and west Delta.    The former NDP members who won the elections in Upper Egypt...
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Head of Nuclear Materials Authority resigns: sources

Minister of Electricity
23 Oct 2015
Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry sources have revealed that the chief of the Nuclear Materials Authority, Nagdy Farag, has resigned due to internal disputes.    Many authority officials expressed resentment toward...
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Faculty staff salaries to decrease by 10%

 Dr. Gaber Al-Nassar 
23 Oct 2015
The Finance Ministry and Central Auditing Agency's decision to decrease faculty staff salaries in accordance with the new Civil Service Law has angered university professors.   The cutbacks amount to 10 percent of salaries....
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Pope Tawadros II lays church foundation stone in Nevada

22 Oct 2015
Pope Tawadros II on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the Virgin Mary Church in Nevada in the United States.   The pope also headed a Mass at the Saint Anthony monastery in the desert of California, inaugurated the altar of St....
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Mahalla workers threaten to escalate protests

Labor protests
 
22 Oct 2015
Workers of the Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company, who have been on strike for two days, have threatened to escalate protests on Saturday if the 10 percent bonus decreed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is not disbursed.   Speaking...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Egypt locks up lawyers in Islamist fight

Lawyers protest colleague's death under police custody outside the High Court
22 Oct 2015
 As Egypt cracks down on its Islamist dissidents, many of the country's lawyers are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law as well. Attorney Mohsen al-Bahnasy says so many fellow lawyers have been arrested or charged in...
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Endowments Ministry forbids Shi'ite celebrations

22 Oct 2015
Endowments Ministry Undersecretary Mohamed Abdel Razek said the ministry will not allow celebrations for the Shi'ite Day of Ashura, during the Hijri month of Muharram, to be held in mosques.   The rituals performed on the Day of...
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Profile: Tarek Amer new governor of the central bank

Tarek Amer
21 Oct 2015
Although everyone is talking about the bad economic situation, some are optimistic about Tarek Amer’s appointment as governor of the Central Bank. They call him the “strong man”.   Amer was nominated for the post two...
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