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EgyptAir creates website to communicate with families of MS804 victims
EgyptAir created a website for the families of victims of MS804 that crashed over the Mediterranean last month.
The website, www.MS804.com, is meant to keep the families of the victims updated with the course of the investigations of the crash.
Regaining control over Fallujah crucial step in path of defeating terrorism in Iraq: FM spox
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has praised in a statement Saturday the Iraqi forces’ efforts in regaining control over central Fallujah.
“The step is crucial in the path of defeating terrorism and restoring order and stability in Iraq, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.
Egypt, Russia to sign Dabaa power plant contract within few months
The head of Russia’s Rosatom state-controlled nuclear corporation said the contracts to build a power plant with four reactors in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Dabaa will be signed within the next few months.
Italy slams Cambridge University for not cooperating in Giulio Regeni’s murder
The Italian government has accused Cambridge University of stone-walling an investigation into the torture and murder of a PhD student whose horrifically mutilated body was dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo, the Telegraph reported Saturday.
Hot weather to prevail across Egypt Sunday, Cairo sees 37
Sunday’s weather is predicted to be hot on Cairo, Egypt’s north coast and the Delta and slightly hot in Upper Egypt, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority.
Cairo will see 37 C during the day and 19 at night while Alexandria will see a high of 33 and low of 24.
Egyptian MPs participate in Parliamentary conference on WTO
Egyptian parliamentary delegation participated in the Annual Session of the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Eu seeks talks with Cairo as migrants depart Egyptian coast
The deputy director of the European Commission’s migration and home affairs department, Olivier Onidi, called on European Union (EU) lawmakers to cooperate with Egyptian authorities to curb illegal immigration phenomenon, according to the Associated Press on Saturday.
Cairo Criminal Court sentences ousted President Mohamed Morsi to life in Qatar espionage case
Sisi, General Electric CEO discuss co-op in sustainable energy projects
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met with Chairman of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt in Cairo Saturday and conferred on the firm’s planned and ongoing projects in Egypt, said presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef.
The meeting took up Egypt’s efforts to increase power generation to meet the growing demand and needs of new projects, said Youssef.
Fire contained at St. Mena Coptic Church in Shoubra
Civil protection forces contained a limited that has erupted Saturday evening at St. Mena Coptic Church in Cairo’s district of Shoubra.
Seven fire trucks were dispatched to distinguish the blaze which has left no casualties. According to preliminary investigations carried out by north Cairo prosecution, short-circuit is likely the cause of the fire.
Ex-Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to life over spying for Qatar
Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and two other Islamist co-defendants to life in prison on charges of spying and leaking classified documents to Qatar.
Al Ahly 2-3 Zambia’s Zesco in CAF Champions League group A opener
Cairo giants Al Ahly SC lost to Zambia’s Zesco 3-2 in the CAF Champions League Group A opener on Saturday.
The game took place at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Sisi meets with panel member of African Peer Review Mechanism
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Saturday met with panel member of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Joseph Tsang.
The two sides reviewed Egypt’s efforts to achieve democracy and enhance health and education domains, said presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef. They also tackled ways of strengthening joint cooperation and coordination on a number of issues of common interest.
Trial of Journalists Syndicate head, 2 board members adjourned to June 25
Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanors Court adjourned to June 25 the case against Journalist Syndicate head Yehia Qallash and board members Khaled al-Balshy and Gamal Abdel Rehim on charges of harboring fugitives inside the syndicate’s headquarters.
Actor Ahmed Ezz given 3-year sentence for libel, slander
A Cairo court on Saturday has sentenced Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz to three years in prison on charges of libel and slander
The ruling came after defense of actress Zeina filed complain against Ezz accusing him of insulting, defaming, and disclosing untrue facts about her.