Egypt’s local news digest July 7: Interior Min. provides phone numbers for human rights-related complaints; Pope Tawadros II says nun’s death was not planned
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories in Egypt on July 7 here:


Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: nun’s death is “not planned” but by mistake

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria stated that the death of a nun, who was shot dead on her way to Monastery of Mar Girgis, on Cairo Alexandria Road was “not planned.”

He said during a Wednesday sermon that her death took place due to a fire exchange between unknown men at the time she was riding a bypassing car with other two nuns and a monk.

The incident resulted in the death of a Egyptian Businessman, whom the investigations revealed he had tribal dispute with another family over a piece of land.


Interior Ministry provides phone numbers for human rights-related complaints

The Human rights department at the Interior Ministry has provided phone numbers and email to receive sexual harassment and human rights-related complaints. The ministry statement said that the move comes as part of the “ministry’s respect to personal rights” and aiming to “achieve justice and equality among citizens.”

The phone numbers: (01126977222 – 01126977333 – 01126977444)

Human rights department email: ( )

Department combating violence against women email: (


Giza security director: no harassment complaints on 1st day of Eid

Giza security director Ahmed Hegazy said “no complaints of harassment, theft or fights received on the first day of Eid el-Fitr,” in statements to Youm7.

Meanwhile, the anti-harassment police department stated late on Wednesday received 10 harassment complaints. Youm7 has posted a video showing a group of young men harassing two women in Giza’s Fustat Park, while the police forces interfered and dispersed the men.


Irrigation Minister raises readiness state to face water shortage in governorates

Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty decided to raise the state of readiness during Eid el-Fitr vacation, to face water shortage problem in some governorates.


Arts Faculty at Ain Shams University seeks ISO degree: dean

An anonymous source at the Faculty of Arts at Ain Shams University has stated to Youm7 that the faculty has been accredited by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education.

The dean of the faculty, Suzan el-Qaeleeny, told Youm7 that the faculty is seeking to earn the ISO degree, and that there will be cooperation with Bibliotheca Alexandrina to provide the faculty with 30 computers connected to international universities in addition to video conference rooms.


Cairo sees highs of 36°C Thursday

Forecasters expected a moderate/warm weather to prevail across the country Thursday; Cairo will see highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. On the other hand, the temperature will remain high in southern Upper Egypt cities reaching highs of 41°C in both Luxor and Aswan tourist cities.

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