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2018-03-15 Foreign Ministry Condoles With Family of Egyptian Girl Assaulted in Britain
[Egypt Online] The Foreign Ministry has offered condolences to the family of an Egyptian female student who has died after a barbaric attack in London.

2018-03-15 Outrage At Death Sentence Against Egyptian Photographer
[CAJ News] Cairo -HUMAN rights experts have condemned the decision by Egyptian courts to seek a death sentence against acclaimed photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who was arrested while covering anti-government protests.

2018-03-15 Egypt Creates Hotlines for Citizens to Report Fake News
[RSF] Two weeks ahead of Egypt's presidential election, the authorities have set up telephone hotlines for the public to report "mendacious" information in the media. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this attempt to impose an even tighter gag on the country's already muzzled press.

2018-03-15 Ahly Wins 40th League Title With Six Matches to Spare
[CAF] The famous red shirt of Egyptian giants Al Ahly will witness a change next season, as a fourth star will be emblazoned on their logo.

2018-03-15 Electricity Min. Opens Largest Egyptian Solar Station
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker and Aswan Governor Magdy Hegazy inaugurated on Tuesday 13/3/2018 the first phase of Egypt's Infinity Solar power plant.

2018-03-15 The Belly Dancer Donning a Beard to Protest LGBTI Abuse in Egypt
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] On a chilly March night, Shrouk El-Attar is preparing for a belly dancing show at a London club by pulling on a shimmering blue skirt, fixing a sparkly bra - and sticking on a beard.

2018-03-15 Sisi Approves Technical Cooperation Deal With Germany
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree, approving an agreement to boost technical cooperation between Egypt and Germany.

2018-03-14 Egypt Polls - Behold the Return of the Pharaoh
[East African] Egypt has a presidential election in March but it won't be a contest. Weeks to the poll, every credible candidate against the country pharaonic president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has either been imprisoned or forced out of the race.

2018-03-14 Abuse of Media Mars Egypt Poll Preparations
[CAJ News] Cairo -SOME journalists have been arrested, others are in hiding and broadcasts suspended in a crackdown on media by the Egyptian government ahead of upcoming elections.

2018-03-14 Egypt Seeks President Kenyatta's Support for AU Chairmanship in 2019
[Kenya Presidency] Egypt is seeking Kenya's support for the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) after President Paul Kagame's term comes to an end next year.

2018-03-14 Kenya Pipeline Ousted By Al Ahly in Club Semis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Ahly made their way to the final after they crashed Kenya Pipeline 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-8) in the semifinal of the 2018 Women's African club Championship in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday.

2018-03-15 Sisi Receives Two Female Donators to Tahya Misr Fund
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has received two ladies who donated to Tahya Misr Fund to develop Sinai.

2018-03-15 Egypt Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Assassination Attempt On the Palestinian Prime Minister
[Egypt Online] In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 13th, the Arab Republic of Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the failed attempt to assassinate the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah who survived the terrorist operation that injured about 6 Palestinians.

2018-03-15 The International Community Praises Egypt's Report Presented to the UN Human Rights Council
[Egypt Online] On Tuesday March 13, 2018, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan held a press conference in the Foreign Correspondents Club affiliated to the State Information Service (SIS) in the presence of Mr Diaa Rashwan, Chairman of SIS, to shed light on the report presented by Egypt to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva; Minister Marwan reviewed the achievements Egypt was able to score in accordance with the recommendations it accepted during the 20th round of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014.

2018-03-15 Shoukry Heads for Rome to Co-Chair Unrwa Conf.
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed for Rome on Wednesday 14/3/2018 to co-chair a conference in support of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

2018-03-15 Sisi Reviews Ongoing Preparations for Health Insurance System
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday 13/3/2018 reviewed the ongoing preparations to implement the fresh social health insurance system.

2018-03-15 Egypt, Jordan Mull Center for Syria, Iraq Reconstruction
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Tuesday 13/3/2018 received his Jordanian counterpart Hani Mulki.

2018-03-15 Bourse Gains EGP 8 Billion - All Indexes Up
[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes posted collective gains at the close of Tuesday's 13/3/2018 trading, supported by foreign investors' purchases of leading stocks in the sector of banks, industry and financial services.

2018-03-15 Qabil - Egyptian Companies' Export Deals At Fruit Logistica Hits Dlrs 130 Mn
[Egypt Online] Minister of Trade and Industry Tareq Qabil said on Wednesday the value of Egyptian companies' export deals at "Fruit Logistica" 2018 exhibition, held in Berlin over the past month, hit dlrs 130 million.

2018-03-15 FM Hails Egypt's Diplomatic Missions' Electoral Experience
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday 14/3/2018 praised the great experience of Egypt's diplomatic missions abroad in running the electoral process.

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