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2015-07-29 Irrigation Minister Lauds Sudan Efforts for Solutions Regarding Ethiopia's Dam
[Egypt Online] Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi has praised efforts exerted by Sudan to bring closer views of Khartoum, Cairo and Addis Ababa regarding Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam.

2015-07-29 Policeman Killed in Shooting At Niger Embassy in Cairo
[News24Wire] An Egyptian policeman was killed in a shooting at the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

2015-07-29 Egypt Bans Tuk-Tuks in Central Cairo
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The governor of Cairo banned on Wednesday the passage of tuk-tuks through central Cairo's streets, issuing a fine of 1500 Egyptian pounds for whoever violates the ban.

2015-07-29 NSC Opening Ceremony
[Egypt Online] Suez Canal Authority, in partnership with a WWP consortium, launches its campaign to tell the world about the 'symbol of the new Egypt'

2015-07-29 NSC - Egypt's Gift to the World
[Egypt Online] The first experimental operation of the passage of vessels at New Suez Canal started Saturday in the presence of Head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish and a host of senior officials at the authority.

2015-07-29 Amid Sisi's "War On Terrorism" ... Sinai's Displaced Residents Speak
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The situation in Egypt's Sinai peninsula does not stop at the death toll, updated almost daily, yet extends to involve entire families which have been displaced from the peninsula's Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid towns, escaping the ongoing fighting and shelling.

2015-07-29 Petroleum Ministry to Secure Butane Gas During Winter
[Egypt Online] The Petroleum Ministry is working on an integrated program to secure fuel supplies to the local market and improve services offered to citizens.

2015-07-29 Sudanese-Egyptian Talks On Agricultural Sector Start
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudanese- Egyptian talks on agricultural sector kicked off Monday at the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as well as the meeting of the general assembly of the Sudanese- Egyptian Construction Company.

2015-07-29 Retrial Court Urged to Acquit When Issuing Verdict Tomorrow
[RSF] An Egyptian court is due to issue its long-awaited verdict tomorrow in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists accused of collaborating with a terrorist organization and disseminating false news reports. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the acquittal of these journalists, who were released in February after being held for more than 400 days.

2015-07-29 National Hockey Squad Starts Preparing for Egypt
[Namibian] A national women's hockey squad of 31 players has been selected in preparation for the Africa Olympic Qualifier which will take place in Egypt from 17 to 26 October.

2015-07-29 Vessel Traffic Management System
[Egypt Online] The Suez Canal has upgraded its Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in order to keep up with the latest technological developments. The system provides complete surveillance and tracking by radar coverage of vessels throughout the Canal and its approaches at Port Said and Suez anchorage area, The VTMS provides the following services:

2015-07-29 NSC Corridor Development Project
[Egypt Online] 7 new tunnels will be dug to connect the Sinai peninsula to the Egyptian homeland. 3 tunnels will be dug in Port Said (two for cars and one for train railways) and four will be dug in Ismaïlia (two for cars, one for train railways, and one for other special uses).

2015-07-29 Verdict Expected in Trial of Al-Jazeera Journalists
[CPJ] New York -An Egyptian court is scheduled to issue a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste, according to news reports. Greste is being tried in absentia. A court in February ordered the retrial because of lack of evidence leading to the journalists' conviction of "conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood," which the government has banned, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the charges and calls on Egyptian

2015-07-29 Two Ugandans Win Trip to Cairo At Egypt's Independence Celebrations
[Observer] Laban Alinaitwe (L) and Christopher Ainebyona won the trip to Egypt

2015-07-29 Egypt Factory Fire Kills 25
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Cairo -A fire at a furniture factory outside Cairo killed 25 people on Tuesday, the spokesman for Egypt's Health Ministry said.

2015-07-29 Whither Palestine? (part Two)
[Daily Maverick] RONNIE KASRILS considers the plight of Palestine as he pays tribute to the late Egyptian scholar and writer Abdelwahab Elmessiri, an authority on English literature and the Palestinian cause, in excerpts from a commemorative lecture at a Middle East Monitor (MEMO) event in London.

2015-07-29 Hassabo Calls for Linking Sudan With Regional and International Groupings
[SNA] Khartoum -Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has affirmed the importance of linking Sudan with the regional and international economic groupings as well as boosting the border trade with Egypt and the other neighboring countries.

2015-07-29 Conscript Securing Niger Embassy in Cairo Shot Dead - Interior Ministry
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Unidentified assailants killed a conscript securing the embassy of Niger in Cairo in a drive-by shooting incident early Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

2015-07-28 Greste Expects 'Not Guilty' for All Involved in Al Jazeera Trial
[Aswat Masriya] In December 2013, the serene Marriott Hotel in Cairo's posh island of Zamalek was the site of the arrest of three journalists working for Qatari network Al Jazeera.

2015-07-28 Death Toll From Qaliyubia Factory Fire Rises to 24 - Medical Source
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The death toll from a fire which broke out in a furniture factory in Qaliyubia, northeast of Cairo on Tuesday rose to 24, a medical source said.

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