Update – Egypt’s Local News Digest June 17: Suez FGM doctor flees to Turkey
Artwork From An Amnesty International Campaign To End FGM - Courtesy Of Layalk Via Flickr

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Suez FGM doctors flees to Turkey: Youm7 sources

The doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a 17-year old, leading to her death, has escaped to Turkey, medical sources and sources close to her family to Youm7. She circumcised the girl in a privately-owned hospital in Suez last month.

23 Egyptians deported from Saudi Arabia

A total of 23 Egyptians were deported from Saudi Arabia Friday for violating labor and residency laws as part of large waves of nationals being deported from the Kingdom.

799 Egyptians, Libyans travel through Sallum

A total of 799 Egyptians and Libyans and 221 trucks have traveled through Sallum land port in the past 24 hours, Youm7 reported Friday.

Slums represent 20 % of Cairo’s total area: CAPMAS

Cairo’s informal areas cover about 19,374 feddans (80 sq Kilometers) representing 20 percent of the capital city’s total area, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a report Thursday.

Sisi, Ismail discuss layout of Knowledge City at new administrative capital

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail Thursday to review the design and layout of the Knowledge City at the  under construction administrative capital.

Work in Cairo metro line 3 phase 3 to start in July: minister

Transport Minister Galal Saeed announced that the third phase of Cairo Metro line 3 will operate in mid-2019.

He added that work at the second part of the fourth phase will kick off next month.

Parliament to debate value added tax bill mid-July

The House of Representatives will debate the long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill, which was approved by the cabinet last year.

The VAT is part of governmental financial reform program which includes the introduction of other new tax measures to contain the country’s budget deficit.

Health ministry launches Mobile app to report medicine price hike

Health Minister Ahmed Emad has launched a new mobile application to inform people with the recent increase in the price of medicines.

In May, Egypt increased the price of medicines under EGP 30 by 20 percent in an effort to tackle a shortage in supply.

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