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2016-06-25 Damaged Black Boxes of Doomed Flight to Be Taken to France Within 48 Hours - Sources
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A delegation will travel to France with the damaged memory units of the black boxes of the doomed EgyptAir flight within 48 hours to be fixed, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said on Saturday.

2016-06-25 Thrashing By Ghana History, Says Egypt Coach
[CAF] Egypt coach Hector Cuper says it is irrelevant that 2018 World Cup qualifying opponents Ghana humiliated the north Africans three years ago, declaring: "We fear no team."

2016-06-24 Egypt Secures Seat At UN Human Rights Council for Three Years
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt won on Thursday the mid-term elections for membership at the United Nations main human rights body for the period 2017-2021, the foreign ministry said.

2016-06-24 Egypt to Send Black Boxes of Doomed Flight to France for Repair
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt will send the two black boxes of the doomed EgyptAir flight MS804 to France to be repaired next week, the Egyptian committee tasked with investigating the crash said on Thursday.

2016-06-23 Egypt Court Annuls Controversial Red Sea Islands Agreement
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's administrative court annulled on Tuesday the Red Sea islands agreement signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in April, affirming that the islands fall within Egypt's borders.

2016-06-23 Call to Free Satirical Youtube Group
[HRW] Tunis -Egyptian authorities should drop their investigation into six young men who posted satirical videos commenting on Egypt's politics on YouTube and release four of them, who have been detained since May 10, 2016. The investigation appears to be based purely on their satirical videos and violates the right to free speech.

2016-06-23 One Police Officer Killed, Another Injured in North Sinai's Arish
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A low-ranking police officer was killed and another was injured late Wednesday after anonymous gunmen fired shots near a police station in al-Arish, North Sinai, an interior ministry media official said.

2016-06-23 FM Meets Us Envoy for Anti-Daesh Coalition
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh Brett McGurk to exchange views on the efforts exerted to fight the terrorist group, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Tuesday 21/6/2016.

2016-06-23 Cabinet Discusses Political, Economic, Security Files
[Egypt Online] The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, convened Wednesday 21/6/2016 to discuss a number of political, economic, social and security issues.

2016-06-23 WFP Launches Emergency Operation for Egyptian Returnees From Libya
[WFP] The emergency operation was launched, upon the request of the Egyptian Government, to provide assistance to 60,000 returnees from Libya in the five governorates of Sohag, Menia, Assuit, Qena and Kafr El Sheikh, where the number of people returning from Libya is at its highest.

2016-06-23 International Cooperation Minister, EU Ambassador in Cairo Discuss Financial Cooperation Portfolio
[Egypt Online] International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr met on Tuesday 21/6/2016 the European Union (EU) Ambassador in Cairo James Moran to discuss the current financial cooperation portfolio.

2016-06-22 Govt Agrees to 7 Percent Increase in Pay Raise - Minister
[Egypt Online] The Egyptian government is keen on increasing the annual pay raise from 5 to 7 percent, said Planning Minister Ashraf el Araby.

2016-06-23 PM, Water Resources Min. Discuss Plan to Improve Canals Network
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail discusses on Tuesday 21/6/2016 with Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati a plan to improve the efficiency of the network of canals and sewage and measures to remove encroachments on the River Nile.

2016-06-23 Shoukry Extends Condolences to Jordan Over Terrorist Attack
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry condemned on Tuesday 21/6/2016 the car bomb attack that targeted a Jordanian military post near the borders with Syrian borders and resulted in numerous casualties.

2016-06-23 Sisi Confers With President of Deutsche Bundesbank, German Adviser
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Tuesday 21/6/2016 President of the Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann and Germany's national security adviser Christoph Heusgen.

2016-06-23 Mufti Advisor - Disseminating Upright Teachings of Religion Best Weapon Against Terrorism
[Egypt Online] Mufti's advisor Ibrahim Negm said spreading the upright teachings of religions is the best weapon in the face of extremism and terrorism.

2016-06-21 Egypt's Foreign Ministry Follows Case of Seven Egyptians Detained in Libya
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's foreign ministry said on Monday it is following the case of seven Egyptian nationals detained in the city of Misrata in Libya.

2016-06-22 Egypt Court Acquits 22 'Land Friday' Protesters
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A Cairo court acquitted on Wednesday 22 people who were arrested during protests staged in objection to the maritime demarcation agreement signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on what became known as "Friday of the Land".

2016-06-22 U.S Investments in Egypt Fell By 85.9 Pct. in 2015 - Capmas
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -U.S. investments in Egypt have retreated during the past year by 85.9 per cent compared to investments made in 2014, the state's official statistics agency said on Wednesday.

2016-06-20 EU and WFP Support Better Community Schools to Improve Access to Education for Children
[WFP] The rehabilitation project is part of a ?60 million EU grant to fund a four-year school feeding programme implemented by WFP. The programme, "Enhancing Access to Education and Fighting Child Labour", was launched in July 2014 and benefits 100,000 children, particularly girls, along with 400,000 family members.

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