Egypt’s local news digest July 14: 30 football fans arrested in a protest against detention of al-Masry team coach; Sisi meets youth of Presidential Leadership Program
Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

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30 football fans arrested in a protest against detention of al-Masry team coach
A total of 30 football fans of al Maary Sporting Club were arrested Wednesday evening during a protest was staged by hundreds of fans in a protest against the detention of the club team coach Hossam Hassan. The coach was charged Wednesday with assaulting the Ministry of Interior’s photojournalist in Ismailia governorate. He was kept in the custody Wednesday pending Tyne investigations.


Sisi meets youth of Presidential Leadership Program
President Abdel Fatah al SIsi met Wednesday evening a group of youth who are joined the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), said Presidential Spokesperson Alas Youssef in a statement.
“The President conducted an open dialogue with the young shedding light on the local, regional and international developments, as well as Egypt’s achievements to restore its international prestige,” the statement read.
On Sept. 14, 2015, Sisi launched the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), during the Universities Youth Week held in Suez Canal University from Sept. 11 to 17, according to a presidential press release.


100 teachers will end their presidential program
Secretary General of the Presidential Body for Specialist Councils announced that a total of 100 teachers will finish Presidential program for teacher preparation soon. In February, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree to establish four presidential councils specialized in community development, education and scientific research, economic development, and foreign policy and national security.
Three Egyptians injured in Libya
Nine people, including three Egyptian expatriates, were injured after a mortar targeted them in Benghazi city in Libya, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA Wednesday.
Since the February 2011 Libyan uprising and the killing of late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, Libya has sunk in deep security turmoil. It has been controlled by the Islamists and hardliners in the northern parts, while other parts came under the authority of the international recognized Tobruk-based government, backed by Egypt.


Ministry of Environment, NIOFA did not find North Coast whale
Egyptian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Athens National Institute for Oceanography and Fisheries in Alexandria (NIOFA), conducted a survey in the Mediterranean Sea to find a whale was reportedly found swimming in Merbrllah village beach in North Coast. However, the survey resulted showed no whales in the area.

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