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Worker killed, 3 wounded by unidentified gunmen in central Sinai

Troops deployed in North Sinai
02 Jun 2015
A worker was killed on Tuesday and three others were wounded by unidentified gunmen in central Sinai while taking a colleague of them who was injured at work to the hospital.   Sources and eyewitnesses said that Khaled Saber, a worker...
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Zahi Hawass calls on Egyptians to pray for actor Omar al-Sherief

02 Jun 2015
Former Antiquities Minister Zahy Hawass called on Egyptian people to pray for his friend, the world-famous actor Omar al-Sherief.   He added that Sherief is currently in overall good health, although he was diagnosed with an advanced...
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Egypt cancels CIQ certificate to prevent entry of low-quality goods from China

02 Jun 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour canceled on Tuesday the memorandum of understanding signed with China in 2009, regarding the so-called CIQ certificate, required for the import of industrial goods, as certain Chinese...
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Cairo University’s anti-harassment initiative wins UNESCO award

02 Jun 2015
The Cairo University’s anti-harassment initiative has won the UNESCO award at a conference organized in France with the participation of the universities of Lille and Bordeaux.   Cairo University had formed a unit to combat...
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Report: 12 violations against journalists, 68 protests in May

Egyptian police detain an alleged member of the Muslim Brotherhood and student of al-Azhar University in Cairo following clashes with security forces on 21 May 2014.
02 Jun 2015
The Lawyers for Democracy Initiative said in a report about the democratic process in Egypt that there were 12 violations against journalists and 68 protests by various political forces in May.   The violations ranged between physical...
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ECFR calls on Al-Azhar to withdraw lawsuit against Islam Beheiry

02 Jun 2015
The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms has called on Al-Azhar to withdraw its lawsuit against Islam Beheiry, so as to open the way for the discussion of religious issues without intimidation.   The Misdemeanor Court has...
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Brotherhood supporters demonstrate in Sharqiya in solidarity with Morsi

Morsi
02 Jun 2015
Hundreds of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have formed a human chain on the Hehia-Zagazig road in Sharqiya, in front of Morsi’s birthplace, as the court postponed Morsi's “espionage” trial session to...
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Verdict on the president’s approval of the Arab Sharkas death sentence to be issued on July 27

Arab Sharkas convicts
02 Jun 2015
The Administrative Court has set July 27 as the date to issue a verdict regarding withholding the President's approval of the death sentence issued by a military court against six civilians, convicted of killing two officers during the...
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Warm weather on Wednesday

02 Jun 2015
Nice weather is expected to prevail on Wednesday on the North Coast, compared to warm weather in the Delta and Cairo, and hot weather in Upper Egypt.   For temperatures expected on Friday (in celsius degree): Cairo 33, Alexandria 28...
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‘Top secret’ letter indicates necessary travel approval of security services for professors

02 Jun 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm has obtained a copy of a ‘top secret’ letter attributed to Higher Education Minister Al-Sayyed Abdel Khaleq, addressing university presidents and calling on them to carry out the recommendations of the Cabinet...
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