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01 Sep 2016

Egypt's parliament approves new policy for building churches

The Egyptian parliament has approved a new law that provides for the construction of Christian churches.


Although the law requires local officials to allow for new church buildings, and had the support of the Coptic Orthodox Church (Egypt's largest Christian body), the policy has been criticized by many Christians"......

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01 Sep 2016

Egypt makes penalty more severe to deter female genital mutilation

Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure.


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01 Sep 2016

Israel's new ambassador to Egypt received by president

Israel's new ambassador to Egypt, David Govrin, presented his letter of credence on Wednesday morning to President Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi. The Egyptian military band played the Israeli national"...

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01 Sep 2016

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, to sign GERD impact studies contracts next week

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet next week to sign the contracts of two consultancy firms responsible for investigating the possible impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The two French firms, Artelia and BRL, have been selected to carry"...

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01 Sep 2016

Egypt: ICRC president discusses cooperation with President al-Sisi

President Peter Maurer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The leaders exchanged views on the conflicts in the region and discussed ways to enhance their cooperation. This is the first time an"...

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01 Sep 2016

ETHYDCO Power Plant, Alexandria, Egypt

Within roughly 90 days, APR Energy set up a 60-MW turnkey power plant—complete with novel natural gas filtration and compression solutions—to support the operations of a massive Egyptian polyethylene plant until a bigger, permanent power plant can be built.


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01 Sep 2016

Egypt's GASC seeks zero ergot content in wheat tender

The latest international tender for the purchase of wheat by Egypt's state grain buyer GASC includes a requirement that the wheat is completely free of ergot fungus, a document seen by Reuters shows.

A ban on the common grain fungus earlier this year caused huge disruption to Egypt's massive wheat imports,"...

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01 Sep 2016

Egypt minister instructs aides to solve traffic problems

Egypt's Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar has called on his aides to search for “unconventional solutions” to the problems of heavy traffic and car accidents in Egypt, the ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday.

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01 Sep 2016

Cyprus signs deal with Egypt for gas transfers via pipeline

Cyprus signed a deal on Wednesday for the transfer of natural gas via pipeline to Egypt, once extraction starts of discoveries made off the Mediterranean island.

U.S. energy firm Noble found an estimated 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in one prospect off Cyprus in late 2011.

A consortium of"...

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01 Sep 2016

Tourism Investors Association in Red Sea demands Ministry of Tourism announce its marketing plan

Member of the Tourism Investors Association in Red Sea Tarek Shalabi revealed that they demand strong promotional campaigns to market the area separately from other areas in Egypt.


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