Egypt’s local news digest July 4: Search vessel recovers human remains at EgyptAir MS804 crash site; Two people arrested in Cairo over killing Egyptian expat in Kuwait
The picture was posted May 21 on the Facebook page of the Military Spokesperson Mohamed Samir showing debris of the crashed EgyptAir MS804 plane, life jackets and people belongings. The military announced May 20 that some human remains and parts of the plane were found amid search efforts.

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Search vessel recovers human remains at EgyptAir MS804 crash site

(Reuters)- A search vessel contracted by the Egyptian government has recovered all mapped human remains under water at the crash site of EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean, Egypt’s aircraft accident investigation committee said on Sunday.

The John Lethbridge, belonging to Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search, headed to Alexandria port to hand over the remains to coroners and prosecution officials, the committee said in a statement. It will return to the crash site to make further checks for any possible remains there, the statement said.


Two people arrested in Cairo over killing Egyptian expat in Kuwait

Two suspects, accused of killing an Egyptian expatriate in Kuwaiti city of Jaber Al-Ahmed, have been arrested in Cairo by Interpol in cooperation with the Egyptian authorities, announced Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior Sunday evening.

The 27-year-old expat, Dhiya Gamal, was stabbed many times in his body; 12 hours later, the two suspects were arrested at the Cairo International Airport.


Sisi reviews Gov’t plan to flourish tourism

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday with the Ministers of Tourism and Civil aviation to review the government’s plan for flourishing the tourism sector. The meeting tackled the tourism campaign that Egypt has launched domestically and abroad, according to a statement from the Presidency Office.

Egypt’s tourism sector, which represents 11 percent of the country’s GDP, has been suffering from ongoing shocks ever since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.


Roadside bomb fails to target armored vehicle in N.Sinai

A road side bomb has failed to target a an armored vehicle along Arish coat in restive North Sinai Sunday evening, a security official told Youm7. The security forces have cordoned off and combed the area, the official added.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then. Most of roadside bomb attacks took place in Sinai where militant group of the Islamic State has a footing.


Facebook page claims History exam of the Thanaweya Amma leaked

A Facebook page, called Shaomengj helps ThanaweyaAmma to cheat, claimed that History exam of the Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) has been leaked. The Ministry of Education did not confirm yet, Youm7 reported.

Since the start of the Thanaweya Amma exams early June, questions and model answers to all five exams have leaked on Facebook pages before each exam.



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