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Presidency announces specialized advisory committees

31 Oct 2014
The Egyptian presidency has formed four specialized advisory committees tackling societal, economic and political challenges facing the country.   The committees are Economy, External Affairs and National Security, Community...
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Solar station to light 400 houses in New Valley

31 Oct 2014
Minister of Local Development Adel Labib on Friday decided to operate a solar power plant to produce enough light for 400 houses in New Valley.  He said the plant was built there seven years ago but not operated.    Labib...
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Rain expected in the Delta and Sinai

Sunny weather over Alexandria, 12 January 2013.
31 Oct 2014
Meteorological experts expected mild weather all day on Saturday, cool in the evening and cold at night. They also expected low clouds in the north and east of the country, accompanied by rainfall on the northern coast, the Delta and North...
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Brotherhood supporters burn traffic checkpoint

31 Oct 2014
Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Friday morning threw Molotov cocktails at a traffic checkpoint on Faisal street in Giza. A security source said the incident did not result in any injuries and that Central Security Forces were...
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Communications minister not satisfied with Internet service

31 Oct 2014
Minister of Communications Atef Helmy said he was not completely satisfied with the Internet services. “We must improve the service,” he told CBC.  He said that when he assumed office it was only two years after the...
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Student killed after falling on an iron rod

31 Oct 2014
A student named Peter Nessim died on Thursday in Ahmed Bahgat secondary school in Haram while jumping over the fence with two other students to skip classes after he fell on an iron rod.   The Giza Education Directorate referred the...
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Electoral constituencies law to be issued in a month

31 Oct 2014
(Photo: http://today.almasryalyoum.com/article2.aspx?ArticleID=442528) A delegation of the Democratic Current Coalition, which includes the Constitution Party, the Karama Party and the People's Alliance Party, met on Thursday with...
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Salafi leader Borhamy attacks Pope Frances for recognizing Darwin’s theory

30 Oct 2014
Yasser al-Borhamy, vice president of the Salafi Daawa, blasted statements Pope Frances  made on Tuesday, accepting scientific theories of evolution and the Big Bang.   “It destroys the Catholic religion and denies the Koran...
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Hurghada port closed for bad weather conditions

A wave of bad weather in Alexandria, accompanied by strong winds and a rise in the level of the waves, led to the closure of Alexandria Strait, stopping the movement of maritime ports of Alexandria and Daqahlia, 5 October 2013.
30 Oct 2014
The Red Sea Ports Authority decided to close the port of Hurghada due to bad weather, canceling all Nile cruises. Authority spokesperson Abdel Rehim Mostafa said waves were 3 to 4 meters high and wind speed reached 28 knots per hour....
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Evacuation of Rafah residents starts

30 Oct 2014
The evacuation of residents of the border city of Rafah, in North Sinai, started yesterday as a prelude to establishing a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.   The Egyptian authorities announced establishing a buffer...
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