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Minister: Don't prejudge Egypt's new draft NGO law

23 Oct 2014
Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which they fear will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and could threaten their...
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Death of three students highlights growing negligence at schools

23 Oct 2014
The death of three school children in Cairo’s Matariya, Giza’s Atfih and the province of Matrouh has shed more light on the growing negligence at schools in terms of lack of periodic maintenance.   One of the students died...
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EU envoy in Egypt, discusses human rights conditions with Justice Minister

Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber met with European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis on Tuesday, 21 October 2014. Justice ministry handout
21 Oct 2014
The image "western media organisations" reflect regarding death sentences issued in Egypt is "false", the justice minister told European Union Special Representative for Human Rights on Tuesday.   Justice Minister...
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Public transportation means: Safe places for terrorism

21 Oct 2014
Despite assurances of increased security for Egypt's public transportation, many commuters still remain unprotected from the possibility of terrorist attacks without adequate security personnel and frequent checks needed to secure...
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Zumba Pink Party: Rock out and beat breast cancer

19 Oct 2014
Women from different walks of life and of different age groups rolled their sleeves up in the early hours of last Saturday to burn calories for a good cause.     At Zamalek’s Marriott hotel, the Breast Cancer Foundation of...
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Critics say move to put heart stents on insurance off-beat

A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital in Winnipeg, 24 July 2010.
19 Oct 2014
At the time when Health Minister Adel al-Adawy announced last month the inclusion of stents as part of the health insurance, a number of doctors criticized the decision.   Doctor Mohamed Hassan Khalil, coordinator of the National...
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Health group boldly steps up, providing treatment for sufferers of blood disease

19 Oct 2014
A beam of light in the vicious battle against breaking the cycle between poverty and inefficient public health services in Egypt is now on the horizon.   In an unprecedented move, the National Health Insurance Organization (HIO)...
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Derna: An Islamic State emirate on Egypt’s borders

A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank in Tripoli 2 August 2014.
15 Oct 2014
Jungles and mountains, rivers of underground water that burst into the valleys, an excellent location and fertile soil irrigated by fresh water are geographic characteristics that turned into a curse on the city. Nature made the...
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Kafein raises Cairo coffee culture to a new level

13 Oct 2014
Since March, aromas of apple-flavored shisha and freshly brewed coffee have been pulling in passionate patrons into a cozy cafe called Kafein, nestled on Sherif Basha Street. What started as a mere opportunity to bring in high-quality,...
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Dabaa: Egypt’s nuclear dream in the army’s grip

The site of Egypt's planned nculear project in Dabaa
13 Oct 2014
Over three consecutive decades, and under different governments, official promises had been made to achieve Egypt’s nuclear energy dream, the latest was by incumbent president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who pledged to revive the project...
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