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Court upholds 2-year prison sentence against Heliopolis cafe owner, manager

Mahmoud Bayoumi, 24, was stabbed to death by waiters at Keif coffee shop in Heliopolis 
30 Apr 2017
Heliopolis Misdemeanor Court of Appeals has upheld the two-year prison sentence for owner of a cafe in Heliopolis, its manager and a worker for illegally detaining clients which lead to the death of Mahmoud Bayoumi in February. ...
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Parliament considers social media draft law, would refer unmonitored Facebook users to trial

30 Apr 2017
Paving the way for state surveillance over social media networks in Egypt, writer of the social media draft law MP Rayed Abdel Sattar told Egypt Independent on Sunday that 60 MPs have approved its potential discussion in Parliament. Before...
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Was the Egyptian student in Germany killed in a racially-charged attack?

Last week Shaden Mohamed Al-gohary an architect student at the German university in Cairo was struck in Cottbus city in a hit and run accident while she was crossing the street on 18 April. Al-Gohary's friends and the street passengers transported her to hospital where she died in few days due to serious injuries.
 
30 Apr 2017
Ten days following the death of 22-year-old Egyptian student, Shaden Mohamed al-Gohary, in Germany, the local authorities have re-opened investigation after new witness testimonies claimed that the accident was a hate crime. Gohary,...
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Sisi appoints Mohab Mamish as head of SCZone authority

British Minister Tobias Ellwood and Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memeesh sail on the new Suez Canal on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Courtesy of the British embassy in Cairo.
30 Apr 2017
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed for Mohab Mamish to be appointed as chief the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) alongside his work, to be on a minister’s degree for one year, succeeding Ahmed...
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Mild weather expected on Monday, 28C in Cairo

30 Apr 2017
Mild weather is expected to prevail on Monday across eastern coasts, the Delta and Cairo, according to meteorologists. Low- and medium-level clouds will be seen across most parts to be accompanied by rains over northern coasts and parts of...
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Swiss court obliges Egypt to pay $2 bln to Israel over suspension of gas exports

Gas pipeline exploded for 16th time since 25 January revolution.
30 Apr 2017
A Swiss court ordered Egypt to pay $2 billion on Friday to a state-run Israeli electricity company as compensation for suspended gas shipments due to frequent attacks on pipelines in the Sinai Peninsula which deliver gas from Egypt to...
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Minister says will promote tourism in Egypt through Pope Francis’s videos and photos

Pope Francis
30 Apr 2017
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said his ministry will tak advantage of Pope Francis’s video, during which he highlighted Egypt’s role and stances, in addition to his photos with Egyptian children and al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed...
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Judges begin measures to implement Judicial Authority law amendments

30 Apr 2017
The Supreme Council, the highest administrative authority in the State Council, will hold a General Assembly on May 13 to nominate the three eldest members to succeed the current chief of the Council, Mohamed Massoud, ahead of submitting...
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Pope Francis defies traditions during Egypt visit, speaks Arabic 8 times

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi greets Pope Francis upon his arrival to Cairo, Egypt April 28, 2017 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
30 Apr 2017
Pope Francis I's visit to Cairo was noticable for several reasons, despite only lasting for just over a day. Al-Masry Al-Youm followed the trip closely, from his his arrival at Cairo International Airport on Friday until he left...
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Egypt’s judges divided over controversial new judicial authority law

© AFP/File | A picture shows Egypt?s High Court in downtown Cairo on January 1, 2015, during the hearing of three Al-Jazeera reporters on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood
 
 
 
29 Apr 2017
Egypt’s judges are divided over the controversial new judicial authority law ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, which gives the President the right to select the heads of the judiciary authorities. Judicial...
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