UPDATE: Egypt’s local news digest July 14: Top prosecutor orders detention of involved in supply wheat violations; Education Min. launches initiative supporting hearing disabled
Farmer Scott Wason holds a stalk of wheat during the harvest on his property near Roma, west of Brisbane, in this October 29, 2011 file photo (Reuters)

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Top prosecutor orders detention of involved in supply wheat violations

Top prosecutor Nabil Sadeq has decided to detain all those involved in the supply wheat violations that have been recently revealed and referred to investigations over the stealing of millions of pounds.

Sadeq ordered to put the names of fugitives in the case on airport watch list.

The names of the accused have not been revealed yet; however, a number of officials were announce detained over reported violations in wheat silos.


Gov’t submits draft law of Civil Servant to parliament

Government submits a report on amendments of the draft law of Civil Servant to the parliament; Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby said the project comes at a time the country needs a legal framework to organize civil service and fill in the gaps of the previous law that led to the predominance of bureaucracy.

The law of Civil Servant was abolished during voting sessions at the parliament, which were dedicated to review and decide on laws passed by the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and ex-president Adly Mansour amid the absence of a legislative body.


Officer detained over killing man, injuring other

A Police officer was detained pending investigations over accusations of killing a man and injuring another by running over them by his car in Cairo’s district of El-Khalifa.


Killers of nun, businessman ordered detained for 4 days

Defendants accused of killing a nun and a businessman in Manshyet el-Qanater district, Cairo in a fire exchange were detained for four days pending investigations.

The bullets mistakenly hit the two victims who happened to be at the fire exchange site, and killed them immediately.


Education Min. launches initiative supporting hearing disabled

Minister of Education El-Helaly el-Sherbeiny will launch an initiative called “I am deaf; I have the right to be understood,” on Saturday.

The initiative aims to achieve the most communication between the deaf and different ministries to provide them with needed support.


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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