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Egypt to try policeman for vet's death in custody

policemen 
28 Dec 2015
An Egyptian policeman will go on trial for beating a veterinarian to death in custody, a judicial official said Sunday, after three sentences were handed down this month in similar cases.   Prosecutors ordered Mohamed Ibrahim to be...
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New Woman Foundation calls for clear article criminalizing harassment in labor law

27 Dec 2015
The New Woman Foundation requested, in a statement on Sunday, that a clearly defined article be included in the labor law to protect women from harassment in the workplace.   According to a survey done on 60 women in 10 different...
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Monday's forecast: Warm day, cold night

High waves hit the Cornish and drown the road because of unrest of weather with the beginning of Winter, 10 November 2012.
27 Dec 2015
Meteorologists are predicting slightly warm weather during the day on Monday, with temperatures dropping approximately 10C on average at night throughout most of the country. Frost is expected in Sinai and the northern sections of Upper...
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Al-Riyadh ferry captain sentenced to five years

Ferry
27 Dec 2015
The captain of the Al-Riyadh ferry, which is owned by the Transport Ministry, was sentenced to five years in prison and fined LE100,000 on Sunday for a collision with a boat carrying people on a fishing trip in the Red Sea in 2013....
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MP threatens to resign if mocked by Abla Fahita

Saeed Hassassin
27 Dec 2015
MP Saeed Hassassin has announced that he will tender his resignation from Parliament if he or any of his fellow deputies are mocked by Abla Fahita, the puppet that makes fun of people on the CBC channel.   “Fahita is an Israeli-...
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Egypt Aluminum Company workers stage protests

worker protest
27 Dec 2015
Dozens of Egypt Aluminum Company workers in Naga Hammadi staged an open-ended sit-in on Sunday, demanding the company be cleansed of corruption by dismissing the president of the Holding Company for Metallurgical Industries. Other...
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Seasonal influenza kills 8 in Daqahlia

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27 Dec 2015
Eight people have died of seasonal influenza in Daqahlia since the beginning of the winter season, according to Health Ministry Undersecretary Saad Makki.   Makki also said that the hospitals in Daqahlia have received a total of 185...
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Hurghada welcomed 8,000 tourists Saturday

Hurghada
27 Dec 2015
Hurghada International Airport received 8,000 European tourists on board 60 separate flights on Saturday.   German tourists accounted for the largest number of visitors, arriving on 25 flights, followed by Denmark, Norway, Belgium,...
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Kuwaiti emir initiative for activating tourism in Egypt message of security

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (L) waves as he finishes opening the 14th session of Parliament in Kuwait City 16 December 2012.
27 Dec 2015
The "Egypt is safe" initiative launched by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed to activate tourism in Egypt underlined that the Arab state is safe and secure, the Kuwaiti Information Ministry undersecretary said.   Faisal al...
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Egypt to back new Libyan government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes part in an international conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome December 13, 2015.
REUTERS/MANDEL NGAN/POOL
27 Dec 2015
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi underlined that Egypt is supporting the new Libyan national unity government and will continue helping Libya, especially as Egypt will access the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member as of 2016....
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