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New US ambassador to take office late September

US ambassador to Cairo Robert Stephen Beecroft
01 Sep 2014
The new United States ambassador to Cairo, Robert Stephen Beecroft, will arrive in Egypt late September, succeeding Anne Patterson who left in August 2013 after 26 years in the position, according to an official at the US embassy....
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Government starts using solar energy to generate electricity

Local Development Minister Adel Labib
01 Sep 2014
Local development Minister Adel Labib said the government started taking steps to use solar energy in electricity generation nationwide. Several governorates started lightning of main roads using solar energy, Labib said in press remarks...
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Cairo University deans support chairman's plans to disband student organizations

01 Sep 2014
Several faculty deans have supported Cairo University President Gaber Nassar's intention to dissolve student groups of political nature. Universities, which witnessed a crackdown on students' political activities under the rule of...
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Amnesty warns of more NGO restrictions as Egypt prepares new law

   Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly
01 Sep 2014
Amnesty International has warned of increased restrictions on the activities of civil society organizations in Egypt as the authorities prepare to draw up a new law the organization believes will add to the woes of NGOs. "All non-...
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Ambulances transfer six wounded to Ras Ghareb hospital

01 Sep 2014
Hurghada hospital received on Monday three ambulances coming from Ras Ghareb hospital carrying six people who were badly wounded in a bus accident. Medical sources said they had received 42 victims, with seven people in critical condition...
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Suez Canal Authority chief wants inauguration delayed to be on his birthday

01 Sep 2014
Suez Canal Authority Chief Mohab Mamish said the new Suez Canal Authority is set to open on 5 August. “I’m determined to make it on 6 August, which marks my birthday and my daughter’s as well,” Mamish said on Sunday...
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Court says it lacks jurisdiction to cancel ruling allowing NDP leaders practice politics

31 Aug 2014
The Administrative Court of the State Council ruled Sunday that it lacks jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit demanding to cancel the ruling of another court that allowed members of the dissolved National Democratic Party to run in the...
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Minister orders investigating wrong estimate of judicial fees

31 Aug 2014
Justice Ministry has confirmed a huge accounting error when it estimated the judicial fee, previously estimated at LE23 billion while the correct fee was a mere LE7,906, in a legal dispute over the rent of an apartment.   News...
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HRW witness on Rabaa al-Adaweya dispersal arrested

31 Aug 2014
Alexandria security services arrested on Saturday former teaching assistant of Alexandria University’s Faculty of Sciences Mohamed Tareq, Muslim Brotherhood member and eyewitness who gave testimony to Human Rights Watch in its report...
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Three army, police officers injured in Sinai confrontations

Troops deployed in North Sinai
31 Aug 2014
Three army and police officers were injured in clashes with gunmen during a raid in Masaeed neighborhood in Arish City in North Sinai Sunday.   They were transferred to the military hospital and more reinforcements were deployed in...
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