Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 14: El-Badeel news website to be sued for ‘insulting Egyptian women’
El-Badeel picture of a dancing women place on story covering Sisi's call for women to rationalize water and power consumption. The website is in hot water over the picture and will be sued over insulting Egyptian women.

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El-Badeel news website to be sued for ‘insulting Egyptian women’

The National Council for Women announced it will legally sue the Badeel news website over “insulting women” after using an improper picture of a woman dancing on a news story.

The council condemned the “shameful approach” taken by the website in covering President Sisi’s call for women to rationalize consumption of water and power.

The website put a headline saying: “Sisi to women: please stand by Egypt, and it will be as big as the world,” and placed an archived picture of a young woman dancing in a gathering, likely to be a pro-government demonstration. The picture is no longer on the website.

The picture triggered anger comments on social media; Lawyer Samir Sabry also announced he will sue the website accusing it of insulting Egyptian women.


Environment Min. lifts 15K tons of garbage at Alexandria stations

The Ministry of Environment has managed to lift 15,000 tons of garbage piles at Alexandria joint stations within five days, said Fatma Mohsen, the head of waste management agency.

The collected waste is safely buried, according to Mohsen, who said that stations have a total of 500,000 tons of garbage.

She added that the cabinet has assigned the ministry to handle the garbage problem.


196 fugitives arrested in Aswan security crackdown

A total of 196 fugitives have been arrested in an intensive security campaign in Aswan, Youm7 reported. The arrested have escaped prison terms in different judicial cases.


Cairo sees hot weather of 36°C Sunday

Forecasters have expected a hot weather to prevail Sunday in Cairo and north coasts, while the southern parts of the country will see higher temperature degrees.

According to official forecast authority, Cairo will see highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C; Alexandria will see highs of 31°C and lows of 27°C.

In Upper Egypt, Luxor and Aswan will see very hot temperature, recording highs of 42°C and 41°C respectively.


Passenger busted at airport for carrying huge amounts of mobile phones

A passenger has been busted at Cairo International Airport over possessing a huge amount of mobile phones, where he is accused of escaping customs value.

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