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Fish vendor victim of alleged police abuse – Egypt sentences scribe union head to two years’ jail

CAIRO, Nov 19, (Agencies): While riding his horse-drawn cart, an Egyptian street vendor was allegedly seized, beaten, and tortured to death by the Egyptian police, according to his family and lawyer — the latest in a string of reports of police brutality that have triggered public outrage. The 53-year-old Magdy …

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Remarkable increase in Egyptians’ remittances

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Money exchange companies in Kuwait recorded a remarkable increase in Egyptians’ remittances over the last few days, owing to the official announcement that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will grant $12 billion loan to Egypt, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the total amount of …

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El-Sisi … and measures on how to fish

VERY few are the medicines which do not taste bitter and they are the ones necessary for a body to recover from ailment. The pain which came with recent economic measures adopted by Egypt’s government are overdue remedial steps, given that it would have been more suitable if such steps …

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Bitterness as Egypt rolls out economic reforms

Cairo, Oct 26, 2016 (AFP) -Facing a weeks-long shortage in a country already restless with rising prices, Egyptian authorities this week raided a Twinkies snack cake factory and confiscated its sugar stocks — all 2,000 tonnes. The raid Sunday on Edita Food Industries, one of Egypt’s largest producers, came as …

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Egyptian troops kill 19 militants N. Sinai

CAIRO, Oct 17 (KUNA) — The Egyptian army said Monday its troops killed 19 “Takfiris” (Islamist militants accusing other fellow Muslims of blasphemy) and destroyed 31 arms caches and terrorist hotbeds in North Sinai Governorate. The ongoing military operation targeting terrorist and criminal elements led also to the destruction of …

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12 Egyptian soldiers killed

EL-ARISH, Egypt, Oct 14, (AP): Suspected Islamic militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula attacked an army checkpoint on Friday, killing 12 soldiers and wounding eight, according to security and medical officials. The officials said the attack took place about 80 kms (50 miles) east of the Suez Canal, near the town …

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Egyptian lawmaker’s call for virginity tests draws fire – Agena harming reputation of women, men and country: Morsi

CAIRO, Oct 2, (AP): A women’s rights group has filed a legal complaint against an Egyptian lawmaker who called for mandatory virginity tests for women seeking university admission, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Sunday. It quoted Maya Morsi, head of the state-sanctioned National Council for Women, as saying the complaint …

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Egypt’s Al-Sharqia Governorate celebrates National Day

Al-Sharqia Governorate in Egypt celebrated the National Day on Sept 9, 2016. Members of the ancient royal families – Moharam, Zordoq and Ayoub – organized the celebration in Maymouna Village, the hometown of royal families. Well-known media practitioner, Marwa Moharam, inaugurated the event during which she delivered a speech on behalf …

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27 dead in Egypt bus, train accidents before holiday

At least 22 people were killed in a bus collision and five died when a train derailed in separate accidents south of Cairo Wednesday during a busy holiday travel time. The bus collided with a truck in the southwestern province of Wedi El-Gedid, the Egyptian health ministry said. The number …

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Egypt uses shocking tactics against dissidents: Amnesty – Muslim preachers ordered to deliver identical weekly sermons

CAIRO, July 13, (Agencies):A leading international rights group assailed Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, accusing them of abducting, torturing and using other shocking tactics as a tool to stifle dissent over the past year and a half. The country’s Foreign Ministry promptly responded, lashing back at Amnesty International and saying the …

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