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Egypt court recuses panel presiding over Tiran and Sanafir case

27 Aug 2016
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court accepted on Saturday a request to recuse the panel reviewing an appeal against the annulment of the maritime border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. According to the court's...
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Declining Italian help, Health Ministry transports Ashraf Marei to Egyptian hospital for treatment

© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
27 Aug 2016
The brother of a 13-year-old boy who made the perilous crossing from Egypt to Italy by boat last week to get urgent medical help for his younger sibling has been admitted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in 6th of October City.  Seven-...
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18 Egyptian workers injured, 1 Ethiopian killed in Mecca construction accident

26 Aug 2016
Eighteen Egyptian construction workers were injured in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday when the foundations of a building under construction collapsed, according to a Foreign Ministry statement on Friday.   The incident took place in the...
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Baby found dead in Mansoura garbage, investigators search for mother

Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
26 Aug 2016
A naked one-day-old infant was found dead among street garbage in Mansoura, Daqahlia governorate, on Friday, having apparently been abandonned.   The baby girl was found by two dustmen and was transferred to hospital by ambulance, but...
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Italy provides family background on child seeking medical care for brother

Illegal Migration
26 Aug 2016
Italy has passed on details to Egypt concerning the family of a 13-year-old Egyptian boy who allegedly entered Italy illegally in search of medical treatment for his chronically sick brother.   The Italian Embassy in Cairo told the...
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Four more suspects confess to Gomaa assassination attempt: Giza police

Egypt's former Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa
26 Aug 2016
Giza police say they have captured four more people involved in the failed assassination attempt on Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, bringing to total in custody to five, security sources told al-Masry al-Youm on Thursday. The...
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Egyptians in Saudi detention center leak videos, demand release

25 Aug 2016
Egyptian citizens detained on in Al-Shumaisi Deportation Complex in Saudi Arabia — mostly on charges related to visas and labor-law violations — have released videos showing the conditions in which they are kept, demanding...
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Supply minister resigns over wheat-supply corruption case

Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy
25 Aug 2016
Egypt's Cabinet has accepted the resignation of Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy, which he submitted during Thursday's Cabinet meeting, informed sources with the president's office said. The departure of Hanafy is likely to result...
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Egypt's economic crisis weighs heavily on heritage: minister

25 Aug 2016
Egypt cannot afford to keep its museums open, let alone search for ancient buried treasures, because of the economic crisis, the antiquities minister says.   Tourism, a mainstay of the economy, has been hit hard since the 2011...
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Court orders release of Malek Adly pending investigations

25 Aug 2016
South Banha Criminal Court has ordered the release of activist Malek Adly pending investigations into allegations that he incited protests against a maritime border agreement signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia earlier this year. Adly...
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