Update Egypt’s local news digest June 29:Thanawyia Amma students protest outside Journalists’ Syndicate; Clashes between security forces, local residents over water supply
Students waiting outside Agouza High School for Girls until their Thanaweya Amma exam begins on June 9, 2016- Photo by Nourhan Magdi for The Cairo Post.

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Thanawyia Amma students protest outside Journalists’ Syndicate

A number of Thanawyia Amma students (high school diploma) have protested against the minister of education outside the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate Wednesday. The protesting students voiced their rejection to the Minister’s decision of re-conducting the Dynamics test after leaking it last week. Several hours later, the students ended their protest after negotiating with the security forces outside the syndicate.


Clashes between security forces, local residents over water supply

Clashes have been broke out between security forces and local residents of village suffers water outages in Dakahlia governorate when the workers of company of drinking water and sanitation link water pipeline in the village Wednesday, Youm7 reported. A total of 15 civilians were arrested over accusation of assaulting police personnel and water workers.


17 militants arrested, 2 terrorist attacks thwarted in North Sinai

Egypt’s military forces have arrested a total of 17 militant suspects in North Sinai’s Sheikh Zewuid and Rafah cities. The forces also have foiled two attacks against security personnel in Sheikh Zewuid and Central Sinai.


Murderer of Yemeni Masters student arrested

The murderer of a Cairo-based Yemeni student has been arrested and admitted to perpetrating the crime, according to a Tuesday statement by the Yemeni embassy.

Mona Moftah, who was a Masters student at the Faculty of Economics and Political Studies of Cairo University, was found dead and burned in her apartment in Manial June 24. Preliminary investigations revealed that robbery was behind the murder, and that the assailants burned parts of the apartment to hide traces of their crime.

 Education Ministry heavily secured in anticipation of students protest Heavy security surrounded the Education ministry Wednesday amid calls to demonstrate at the building by Thanaweya Amma students to protest cancelling the dynamics test and postponing the history, algebra and geology tests due to exam leakage crisis.

Facebook page leaking Thanaweya Amma tests fails to publish religion test “Shawmeng helps Thanaweya Amma cheat” Facebook page that has been leaking high school exams said Wednesday it will not leak the religion test although it promised it would the night before. Thanaweya Amma students are going through the test for the second time Wednesday after the first test was canceled because it had been leaked.

4th preacher delegation heads to Matoruh

The fourth delegation of preachers from the Endowment Ministry will head for Matrouh on the North Coast Thursday to spread moderate ideology, as part of the ministry’s keenness on rural areas, according to a Wednesday statement.


Consumer Protection agency recommends ban of Juhayna’s ad for citing breasts

The Consumer Protection Agency has recommended that a Juhayna TV ad be banned because of insinuations of women’s breasts; a baby in the ad says he cannot forget the “dundoo,” a word referring to the breasts, head of the agency Atef Yacoub told Youm7.

The company that produces dairy products already stopped broadcasting the add June 25 in a good will gesture from it, Yacoub told Youm7.


60K classrooms to be built in partnership between public, private sectors

A total of 60,000 classrooms will be built within three years per an agreement between public and private entities, head of the Partnership of the Public and Private Sectors Taher Hannura told Youm7 Tuesday.


Al-Azhar expat students warned against extremism

Al-Azhar expat students were warned against extremist ideology during an iftar held by the university, where head of the Islamic Research Academy Mohyiddine Afifi told the students work on their qualifications to be able to spread moderate concepts, coexistence and respect in their own countries.


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