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19K flats to be delivered by end of June as part of major residential projects

ِA total of 190,000 apartments will be finalized before the end of June and 550,000 others by June 2017 as part of major social residency projects, according to meeting of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

Dar al-Iftaa condemns Orlando shooting

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa slammed the shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida that killed 50 people, stressing that Islam forbids the killing of innocent souls. It added that terrorism is no longer limited to one country and does not differentiate between a Muslim and non-Muslim.

33 suspects arrested in security campaign in Sinai

A total of 33 suspects were arrested in a security campaign in North Sinai Monday while 26 others were released after they were proved not implicated in violence; 9 bombs planted on the route of security forces in Arish and Sheikh Zuwayed were detonated by the forces without casualties.

Cancer treatment center to be established in Qena

The foundation stone of a cancer treatment center was laid in Qena, Upper Egypt by Health Minister Ahmed Emad; it will be inaugurated in a year with full equipment and departments.

Man faces trial over “being naked’ on his balcony

An Egyptian man has been referred to an urgent trial over being naked on his balcony during Ramadan, the ninth month of Islamic Calendar when the Muslims worldwide fast. The Prosecution has charged him with “debauchery”. He was arrested after his neighbors complained about his “repeated appearance naked.”

Low-priced basic commodities pumped into local markets amid increasing inflation

Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture has pumped low-priced basic goods commodities of rice and meat into the local markets to meet the people’s demands amid the hike price, Youm7 reported. Egypt urban annual urban consumer price has jumped to 12.2 percent in May, compared with 10.3 percent in May, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

28 villages in Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef suffer water outage

A total of 28 villages in Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef suffered water outage over the past two months. They depend on the underground water. Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation has confessed that the country is facing drought, amid decreasing of the Nile floods over the past four years.

Egypt denies suspension of financial aid to Nile Basin countries

Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has denied media reports claiming that Egypt would suspend its financial aid to the Nile Basin countries after the government cut the ministry’s budget by 50 percent, said the Ministry Spokesperson Walid Haqiqi in a statement Sunday.

Egypt to launch first digital map in coming few days

Egyptian Survey Authority has prepared the first digital map of Egypt; the map will be officially launched it in the coming few days. The Authority will also send copies of it to all concerned governmental bodies.

Big blaze burns 300 tons of linen in Gharbia

A total of 300 tons of linen has been burned after a big fire swept through a linen factory in Delta’s Gharbia Sunday evening. The investigations have been launched to identify the reasons behind the blaze, while no injured people were reported, Youm7 reported.

Gov’t allocates 243 million EGP to end slums in Port Said

A total of 243 EGP has been allocated for developing endangered areas and slums in the coastal city of Port Said, Youm7 reported Minister of Housing Aide for Urban Development Ahmed Adel Darwish.

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