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  • State Council official in custody for 15 days over bribery charges

    State Council official in custody for 15 days over bribery charges

    Date: 2017-01-10 06:56:31 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:2 - ID:6303453

    The Illicit Gains Authority on Monday ordered a State Council official to be remanded in custody for 15 days pending investigations into bribery charges. The State Council's purchasing manager Gamal el Labban is accused of making illicit gains ....

  • Orthodox Church condemns Al-Arish terrorist attack

    Orthodox Church condemns Al-Arish terrorist attack

    Date: 2017-01-10 06:33:09 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:1 - ID:6303329

    The Coptic Orthodox Church condemned a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in Al-Arish which left several policemen and civilians killed and injured earlier on Monday. In a statement, the church mourned the martyrs and condoled with their families. ....

  • Train fire controlled, says railway authority

    Train fire controlled, says railway authority

    Date: 2017-01-09 08:31:38 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:5 - ID:6297425

    The Egyptian National Railways said that a fire was controlled at dawn Monday on the train line of Qabari-Matrouh. No passengers were in the two carriages where the fire broke out, the authority said in a statement. The blaze was put out and ....

  • Alexandria, Dekheila straits still closed over bad weather

    Alexandria, Dekheila straits still closed over bad weather

    Date: 2017-01-09 08:29:40 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:4 - ID:6297421

    The Alexandria Port Authority on Monday decided to keep the Alexandria and Dekheila straits closed for the third day in a row due to bad weather and high wind velocity. The decision is meant to prevent any collision of ships and ensure safety of ....

  • Iran declares three days of national mourning after demise of ex-president

    Iran declares three days of national mourning after demise of ex-president

    Date: 2017-01-09 08:27:54 GMT - Iran - Egypt - SN:3 - ID:6297413

    The Iranian cabinet on Sunday declared three days of public mourning following the passing away of former president and the Chairman of the country’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Tasnim News Agency reported. “The cabinet declares ....

  • Sharm el Sheikh port closed over bad weather

    Sharm el Sheikh port closed over bad weather

    Date: 2017-01-09 08:24:02 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:2 - ID:6297385

    Sharm el Sheikh Port in South Sinai was closed on Sunday due to bad weather, said spokesman for the Red Sea Ports Authority Malak Youssef. The move came after the wind speed reached 24/25 knots and the wave height to 3/4 meters. Youssef said ....

  • Mexico arrests American in US consular official's shooting

    Mexico arrests American in US consular official's shooting

    Date: 2017-01-09 07:13:32 GMT - Mexico - Egypt - SN:1 - ID:6296885

    A US citizen has been arrested in Mexico in connection with the shooting attack on a US consulate official, authorities here announced, adding he will be deported to face inquiry at home. “A US citizen was identified and detained for his presumed ....

  • Egypt's Xmas celebrations, Sisi's speech to boost tourism - min.

    Egypt's Xmas celebrations, Sisi's speech to boost tourism - min.

    Date: 2017-01-07 15:31:14 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:4 - ID:6289945

    Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed expected a boost in tourism in view of Egypt's Christmas celebrations and the speech delivered by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral which sent a message to the whole world that ....

  • Al Azhar tunnel re-opened after removing overturned car

    Al Azhar tunnel re-opened after removing overturned car

    Date: 2017-01-07 13:43:38 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:3 - ID:6289513

    Al Azhar tunnel was re-opened after removing the wreckage of the overturned car, said the head of the media department at the general administration of Cairo traffic Emad Hammad. Hammad told MENA that the director of the general administration of ....

  • Christmas is feast for all Egyptians: parl't speaker

    Christmas is feast for all Egyptians: parl't speaker

    Date: 2017-01-07 12:46:12 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:2 - ID:6289201

    Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said on Saturday that Christmas is a feast for all Egyptians. He recalled the words of late Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria: "Egypt is not a country we live in but a country that lives within us". Greeting Pope ....

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