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Minister of State for Antiquities Khaled El-Enany thanked the Tourism and Antiquities Police for their efforts to protect Egyptian cultural heritage and archeology, as well as continuous cooperation between the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Antiquities not only in the restoration of stolen antiquities but also to preserve archaeological installations.

This is the second time this month the police succeed in retrieving stolen artifacts. Three weeks ago, they arrested thieves who stole different pieces from the Rifai mosque in the Citadel.

The recovered antiquities were a wooden door and a collection of small wooden architectural decorations.
3/28/2017 4:30:00 PM
<![CDATA[13 areas in Giza to see water outage Friday]]>Youm7 reported.

The company added in a statement that the outage will be due to maintenance work in Geziret El-Dahab water station in southern Giza.

The outage will cover the areas of Hadayek Geziret El-Dahab, Geziret El-Dahab, Saqiyet Mekki, Rabei El-Gizi Street, Al-Munib, Al-Kasabgi, Sidi Amer, Al-Kanisa Street, Othman Moharram Street, Faisal, Mariotia, Al-Haram and El-Omraniya.
3/9/2017 10:56:00 AM
<![CDATA[Campaign to cure HCV launched in Giza]]>Youm7.

Giza governor Kamal Al-Dali told Youm7 that the campaign provides free medical tests for the Villagers, adding that the campaign started with a Village called “Om khanan”, a home for 17 thousands citizen.

Al Dali said that any citizen infected with HCV is being referred to hospitals to continue medical tests, and receive the free cure provided by the government.

The campaign is accompanied by 14 moving and fixed equipped with all the needed Medical facilities, said Al Dali, adding that the campaign will move to other villages.

The deputy health minister Mohammed Azmi said that the campaign is part of the Ministry’s plan to discover HCV at an early stage, so it can be treated and cured easily.
3/9/2017 10:43:00 AM
<![CDATA[Sufis in Egypt celebrate birthday of Sayeda Nafisa]]>Youm7 reported.

Sayeda Nafisa, the great-great-granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad, was a scholar and teacher of Islam.

The Sufi community celebrates her birthday every year by putting flowers and garments at her shrine and chanting Sufi chants and hymns near the mosque bearing her name.

The imam of the mosque, Sheikh Abdullah Roshdi, told Youm7, “What is new this year is to try to make the celebration free from legal violations by cooperating with the authorities.”

“Beggars and street vendors were also removed from the area of the mosque in response to the directives of the Minister of Religious Endowment (Awqaf) Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa,” Roshdi said.

The ministry had called on visitors to preserve the sanctity of the mosque and to respect and abide by the ethics of the visit.


Sufism, often called "Islamic mysticism," is an Islamic trend that has deep roots in Egypt, with almost 15 percent of the population being members of the Sufi community or participating in its practices. It is an approach to Islam that focuses on “self-purification and the attainment of spiritually advanced states” through a number of disciplines and practices, a study by Harvard Divinity School explained.

These practices include recitation of litanies, the celebration of the prophet’s birthday in a big traditional ceremony and festivals to celebrate members of the prophet’s family, which are conducted at their tombs and the mosques named after them.


The final event in the celebration will be held Wednesday. ]]>
3/7/2017 10:42:00 AM
<![CDATA[Heath Ministry supplies 25k anti-RH injections to ease shortage]]>Youm7.

After being tested in the National Organization for Drug and Control Research (NODCAR), the injections will be distributed to 69 outlets over six governorates over the next few days, the minister added. He said the ministry is trying to ease the medicine shortage.

Since 2014, Egypt has suffered the disappearance of hundreds of medicines in pharmacies nationwide due to the dollar crisis; the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) struggled to provide hard currency to other banks so importers, including pharmaceutical companies, could find the dollar liquidity required to buy their raw materials. However, the medicine shortage eased after the government floated the national currency last November.

In October 2016 Egyptian pharmacies suffered a severe shortage of anti-RH injections; gynecologists warned that the shortage would cause an increase in miscarriage rates. Pregnant woman should be injected with anti-RH immunoglobulin within 72 hours after giving birth. If a negative-RH woman is not injected with this antibody, her next pregnancy is likely to result in a miscarriage.

The price of one injection was estimated at around 400 EGP (US$ 23.831) before devaluating the currency; now, it is sold for 720 EGP (US$ 42.895), an employee at the state-owned company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) told Egypt Today on Monday.
3/6/2017 4:30:00 PM
<![CDATA[Water to be cut in 6 neighborhoods in Fayoum, Tuesday ]]>statement.

Chairman of the company Hesham Dorra, in the neighborhoods of (Elmasala, Ezbit Gbily, Dar Elramad, Eltaftish, Mostafa Hassan, and the public hospital).

The company attributed the cut off to maintaining a water line in 500 ml in Nabawy street, Hallafy, and Mazlkan el-Sadr.

The statement urged residents to begin storing enough water.
3/6/2017 10:35:00 AM
<![CDATA[Damanhur villages to experience water outage Monday]]>

The water will be out due to annual maintenance in area water stations.
3/5/2017 12:44:00 PM
<![CDATA[Census preparation underway, employees to receive EGP 3k bonus]]>

Gendy added during a Wednesday press conference held in the Council of Ministers that the second stage of the census will require 41,000 employees. The prime minister approved the issuance of a manual so all departments of the cabinet can benefit from the aid of experienced employees during the census process, Gendy said.

Employees participating in the census process will each receive a 3,000 EGP bonus from the government under the directions of Prime Minister Ismail, Gendy said, adding that the census process will take a month and a half.
3/2/2017 2:39:00 PM
<![CDATA[Five-star hotel for dogs opens in Rehab ]]>Pakistan Tribe reported.

Hotel manager Azza Ayoub told


that the hotel was established to take care of pet dogs and offer medical and psychological services for them, as well as hosting dogs when their owners are away, because most hotels don’t allow guests to bring their dogs. Now, they can leave their pets at Ayoub’s hotel.

There are 15 rooms in the hotel, which offers the dogs two meals per day, and workers in the hotel take care of the dogs psychologically and health wise and take them out for “fun and entertainment,” Ayoub added.

The hotel has hosted several purebred dogs in addition to mixed breeds. Prices vary according to the kind of the room and services offered; a single room in the hotel costs around 100-200 Egyptian pounds ($6-12) per day.

3/2/2017 2:13:00 PM
<![CDATA[Mild weather to prevail in northern cities, Cairo on Friday]]>

The weather is expected to be hot in Upper Egypt, while low clouds will appear in the Mediterranean cities, the statement added.

Eastern parts of Egypt, Cairo and the northern cities of Upper Egypt could be covered in light mist; a north-west wind will be active in the Red Sea area.

Cairo and Alexandria will see 25?C and 19, respectively. Meanwhile the temperature will reach 24?C in Upper Egypt’s Sohag.
3/2/2017 12:00:00 PM
<![CDATA[First death from bird flu reported in Fayoum: Health Ministry]]>Al-Masry Al-youm reported.

Hesham El-Shennway, head of Fayoum Health Directorate, said in a statement that the man was first admitted to Fayoum General Hospital suffering from flu symptoms, including fever.

Later on, the man was transferred to Fayoum Chest Diseases Hospital where he was diagnosed with bird flu after being subjected to medical tests conducted in Central Laboratory in Cairo. He was immediately transferred to Abasseya Hospital for Fevers where he died, Shennawy added.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has reported two human H5N1 avian influenza cases in Egypt during 2017 so far. The second case was reported to be from Minya governate in Upper Egypt, according to



3/1/2017 5:08:28 PM
<![CDATA[Students in Al-Sharqya: Suspected school food poisoning ]]>reported.

Most students are not in critical condition, the report added.

The cause of the poising had not been determined by the governorate’s security apparatus. Families of the students said that they might have gotten ill from eating school biscuits.
2/28/2017 4:31:41 PM
<![CDATA[Cairo airport - state of emergency to ship raw gold to Canada]]>
The gold arrived in a private jet from the Sukari Mine owned by the Australian company Centamin and was placed in armored cars under tight security, until it is shipped in the coming hours once it obtains the necessary approvals.

The gold will be purified and sold in international bourses according to the shared contract between Egypt and the Australian mining company.

The Sukari Gold Mine is one of the ten biggest gold mines worldwide.
2/28/2017 12:23:47 PM
<![CDATA[Aswan citizens object to parking ban]]>reported on Sunday.

The governor’s decision has triggered a wave of anger and criticism among citizens who say the corniche area is one of the most important districts in Aswan and includes government offices, banks, medical labs and services that they need access to on a daily basis. They added that side streets are too narrow and overcrowded to allow parking.

Aswan Governor Magdy Fouad Hegazy justified the resolution, saying, “we are seeking to restore the civilized appearance of the city, since all foreign tourists and visitors visit the corniche and parking causes the accumulation of a huge amount of trash, in addition to causing security problems.”

Hegazy added that citizens have previously coped with this situation when President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited Aswan and life continued as normal, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Hegazy said 400 car owners benefit from parking on the corniche, compared to 400,000 citizens he says will benefit from the parking ban.

2/27/2017 2:14:45 PM
<![CDATA[Fire destroys Hurghada nightclub]]>According to Youm7, there were no casualties.

Civil Defense forces managed to contain the flames after the Red Sea directorate received a notification on the accident and dispatched 45 fire engines and 4 ambulances to the scene,

Sada El-Balad reported


The blaze tore through the entire building and was kept from extending into the neighboring ones.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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2/26/2017 12:39:21 PM
<![CDATA[Water to be cut in Moqattam on Friday, Saturday ]]>
The company said that the cut-off is due to planned transformation of a water line in Moqattam,

according to Youm7


The statement urged residents to begin storing enough water to last until Saturday morning. The company will provide water cars in the affected area, accessible by calling 125.
2/23/2017 10:49:48 AM