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One dead, 3 injured in North Sinai shootings

A soldier stands guard at an army checkpoint in North Sinai
12 Feb 2016
A man died and three others were injured with gunshots fired by unidentified assailants in Rafah and Arish in North Sinai on Friday.   Mahdy S., 29, died of a gunshot to his head in Nag Shebana area, south Rafah, security sources said...
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Govt discusses project funding with African Development Bank

International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr
11 Feb 2016
The Egyptian government, represented by International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr, began Thursday negotiations with a delegation of seven leaders of the African Development Bank over loans worth up to US$3 billion.   Luxor...
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Sisi refuses accepting food shipments not conforming to international standards: minister

11 Feb 2016
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated his refusal to accept food shipments that do not meet Egyptian and international standard specifications to ensure citizens' health and safety, said Agriculture Minister Essam Fayed.  ...
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German ambassador stresses strong Egypt-Germany relations

11 Feb 2016
The newly-dispatched German Ambassador to Cairo Julius Georg Luy said Egypt and Germany share strong relations in all fields during a ceremony held Wednesday to celebrate his new post. The ceremony was organized by the Egyptian-German...
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Bomb explodes in North Sinai, no injuries

A soldier inspects the trunk of a car in the governate of North Sinai, 23 August 2013.
11 Feb 2016
A bomb exploded on Thursday morning on the coastal road of North Sinai. No injuries were reported.   Eyewitnesses and security sources said unidentified assailants planted a bomb in the Rawda area in Be'r al-Abd locality on the...
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NGOs to qualify 150 female candidates for local council elections

10 Feb 2016
The General Federation of Egyptian Women will hold four training sessions in Minya in February to support women in upcoming local council elections.   The training aims to qualify 150 females to run in the upcoming local council...
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PM strips 3 expatriates of Egyptian citizenship for joining foreign militaries

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
10 Feb 2016
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail issued a decision on Wednesday to strip three Egyptian expatriates of their citizenship after they joined the military service of foreign countries without a prior permit from the Egyptian Defense Ministry....
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Sisi announces Long Live Egypt housing project

Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly
09 Feb 2016
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the launch of the Long Live Egypt housing project on Tuesday.   Alaa Youssef, spokesperson for the presidency, said Sisi instructed the housing minister and Assistant Defense Minister Amir...
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Lawyer claims Ultras Ahlawy implicated in Port Said 2013 riots

A protester holds up banner reads "Mourning" during protest organized by hundreds of Ahly and zamalek ultras fans to condemn Port Said massacre, Sphinx Square, Giza, February 2,2012. Bloody clashes erupted yesterday after match between Ahly and Masry football teams in Port Said stadium, where Masry's fans descended playground and assaulted on Ahly fans, which left 74 killed, and more than 200 injured.
09 Feb 2016
Ultras Ahlawy, a group of Al-Ahly Club football team fans, could be implicated in the case known publicly as "Storming Port Said Prison" where 52 people were killed in Port Said city, lawyer Ashraf al-Ezaby claimed on Tuesday....
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Assiut military court to resume trial of 96 MB supporters

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi in a protest march in Matariya, east of Cairo
09 Feb 2016
A military court in Assiut will resume Tuesday the trial of 96 Muslim Brotherhood supporters over charges of storming and burning the Banque Misr headquarters in Deir Mowas, south Minya governorate, during a wave of protests that followed...
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