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Detours for closing Al-Azhar tunnel

The Cairo Traffic Department decided to close the Al-Azhar tunnel from 10 pm Thursday until 7 am Saturday.
27 Nov 2014
The Cairo Traffic Department decided to close the Al-Azhar tunnel from 10 pm Thursday until 7 am Saturday. Cars coming from Salah Salem Street to Opera Square will have to take the al-Gaafary Bridge then al-Azhar Street to Opera Square....
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Tight security around churches in anticipation of demos on 28 November

27 Nov 2014
A church source speaking on condition of anonymity said security services have taken strict measures around the St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya and all other churches in anticipation of demonstrations on Friday that were called for by the...
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UPDATED: Egypt keeps key interest rates steady, eyes risks to growth

27 Nov 2014
Egypt's central bank held its main interest rates steady at a policy meeting on Thursday but said softening growth in emerging markets and mounting concerns about the global economy could pose a threat to the country's nascent...
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Journalists Syndicate forms operation room to monitor 28 November events

Journalists Syndicate
27 Nov 2014
The Journalists Syndicate Council decided to form an operation room to follow up on the expected events on Friday and receive complaints from journalists about any violations or harassment against them while covering the events. The...
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Court dismisses case demanding ban on religious parties

27 Nov 2014
Alexandria Court for Urgent Matters dismissed a case demanding banning religious parties from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections, citing a lack of jurisdiction.    The lawsuit, filed by Tarek Mahmoud, the legal...
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April 6 movement to boycott Islamist protests on Friday

27 Nov 2014
The April 6 Youth Movement said Wednesday it was not going to partake in the 28 November protests called for by Islamist opponents of the government, saying the slogans adopted by proponents of the demonstrations are at odds with the group...
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Egypt down 22 in FIFA ranking after Africa qualifier exit

Egypt's national football team training
27 Nov 2014
Egypt has fallen in FIFA November rankings by 22 slots to 60th, with the top ten standings slightly changed, the international soccer governing body said Thursday.   The decline comes after the Egyptian team, the six-time African Cup...
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Swedish grant seeks emboldenment of women in MENA

27 Nov 2014
Sweden has declared a grant of more than LE85 million for activities that ensure gender equality and women rights in the Middle East and North Africa over the next three years, according to a joint statement by the Embassy of Sweden in...
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Official: Traffic will be normal on 28 November

27 Nov 2014
Head of Cairo Traffic General Directorate Major General Hamdy al-Hadidy downplayed the protests slated for Friday, saying all roads, intersections and vital squares will be open as normal, including Tahrir and Rabaa al-Adaweya.   In a...
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Lebanese critic: Sabah attempted suicide more than once

27 Nov 2014
Lebanese critic Mohamed Hegazy, who was a close friend to deceased Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, has revealed that she attempted suicide more than once during her recent illness.   Hegazy claimed that Sabah had asked him...
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