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Ramadan ads banned for violating public decency 

The Consumer Protection Agency has banned some Ramadan TV advertisements for violated public decency and the rights of the child. The agency said that advertisements promoting milk, soft drinks and male underwear had “sexual overtones”.

The agency added that the milk advertisement by Juhayna Co. used children in contrary to the standards and wrongly concluded that the artificial milk is better than breastfeeding.

Per the decision, TV ads by Juhayna For Food Industries, Al Ahram Beverages Company, Cottonil Underwear and DICE Underwear.

Last Ramadan, the agency also banned an advertisement by Fox Chips Company, in which a father slapped his son, for promoting domestic violence and spreading a negative image of parenting.


Egypt may face ‘revolution of the thirsty’ in the next 3 years: Water official

Egypt’s Central Administration for Water Affairs chairperson Abdel-Lattif al-Said warned that a “revolution of the thirsty” could strike Egypt in the next three years if the government does not face the water wasting crisis and control rice planting. His remarks came in a speech at the Agriculture Committee meeting in the Parliament Sunday.


Mistral-class warship leaves France’s Saint Nazaire base to join Egypt’s navy

The first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock, which has been named after Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, has departed from the French Mediterranean submarine base of Ablain Saint Nazaire Sunday to join the Egyptian navy fleet in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, AFP reported.


Egypt foils illegal migration attempt to Italy by 229 people

A total of 229 unregistered migrants of different nationalities have been arrested in Delta’s Beheira governorate before taking an illegal fishing boat to Italian shores via the Mediterranean Sea, Youm7 reported a statement from the Beheira Security Directorate Sunday.


US Defense Intelligence Agency director leaves Cairo

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart and his accompanying delegation have departed from the Cairo International Airport Sunday after paying Cairo a two-day visit during which he discussed bilateral cooperation, Youm7 reported.


Chinese 6-member military delegation talks performance of joint exercises with Egypt

A Chinese six-member military delegation arrived Sunday in Cairo for a four-day visit where they will meet with Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral relations, particularly performing joint military exercises and armament. The delegation came on a flight from Tanzania.


UN, Egypt sign project document to develop Greater Cairo

The General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) signed a project document on Sunday. The project, which is called “Strengthening Development, Planning and Management in Greater Cairo,” aims to find and implement solutions for the key challenges facing Greater Cairo in terms of the burden on all public utilities, infrastructure, traffic, the environment and urbanization, according to a statement from the United Nations Cairo Bureau.

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