UPDATE: Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 9: Trial of Mubarak-era interior minister, 12 co-defendants over illicit gains postponed to Oct. 18
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Trial of Mubarak-era interior minister, 12 co-defendants over illicit gains postponed to Oct. 18

Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday postponed the trial of former Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el Adly and 12 other co-defendants over corruption charges to October 18, Youm7 reported.

The defendants are accused of seizing around 2.4 billion EGP during Adly’s tenure.

In February, the same court had ordered the freezing of the assets of the 13 defendants and put their names on the countries no-fly list pending trial.

 

Egypt foils Illegal immigration attempts by 266: military spox

Egypt’s border guards have thwarted two illegal immigration attempts and prevented 266 people of various nationalities from boarding a boat and crossing the Mediterranean Ocean to Italy, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a statement Tuesday.

The forces suspected a fishing boat off the Mediterranean coast nearby a military zone of trafficking, and after searching the boat, discovered13 Egyptians, 21 Sudanese and 15 Somalis among others.

They, along with the boat crew, were arrested over attempting to illegally leave the country, according to the statement.

During the past two year, Egypt has intervened in a number of migration attempts by hundreds of asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa, particularly from Egypt Syria, Iraq and Libya, via the Mediterranean Sea to Italy or Greece as gates for other European countries.

 

Civilian, 5 policemen injured in bomb blast in North Sinai’s Arish

A civilian and five police conscripts were injured on Tuesday early morning after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in North Sinai’s town of Arish, security sources told Youm7.

The device was planted by “unknown assailants” in Ghernata area, north of Arish, said the source.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Several roadside bombs have detonated in passing armored vehicles amid a series of attacks that resulted in hundreds of deaths among the armed forces and the police personnel in the restive North Sinai.

The attacks, mostly claimed by the self-proclaimed Sinai Province, have resulted in casualties among citizens.

 

Cairo kills 30 stray dogs after residents’ complaints

More than 30 street dogs in Matariya district have been killed in a Monday crackdown by Cairo governorate to eliminate stray, violent animals, according to Youm7.

The governorate has received a series of complaints by Matariya residents of repeated attacks by stray dogs.

Many stray dogs have been seen over the past months lying dead in the street as the government tends to handle stray animals crisis by poison.

The government has been slammed by animal rights activists of adopting “unmerciful” ways to deal with the problem.

Former Deputy Head of the Veterinarian Services Authority Hassan Shafiq previously told The Cairo Post that thousands of animals are poisoned across Egypt every year using a deadly pesticide called strychnine.

 

Protocol signed to support children’s cochlea implants

The General Authority for Medical Insurance has signed a cooperation protocol with a coalition of civil associations to support cochlear implant operations for children.

The protocol aims to coordinate to solve problems facing children who need cochlea implant like huge gap between diagnose and the implementation of the surgery.

 

Wheat corruption investigations reveal forged documents

Investigations into subsidized wheat corruption case revealed that silos owners were involved in forging documents that claimed cultivation of wheat in 2016 to take over millions of pounds of money allocated for subsidized goods.

 

Cairo restaurant owner arrested over invalid meat

Supply Police arrested a fast food restaurant owner for possessing 410 kg of invalid meat in Basateen district, Cairo, according to Youm7.

 

Cairo sees hot weather of 35°C Tuesday

Forecasters expected a hot weather to prevail Tuesday, where Cairo will record highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C.

The temperature will be high in northern and southern Upper Egypt; Aswan and Luxor cities will see highs of 42°C and 41°C respectively.

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