Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 29: Rafah crossing to open for 3 days for Palestinian pilgrims to cross
Palestinians stand behind a fence as they wait for their relatives to return to Gaza from Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, after it was opened by Egyptian authorities on Wednesday for two days for the first time in three months, in the southern Gaza Strip May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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Rafah crossing to open for 3 days for Palestinian pilgrims to cross

Rafah border crossing will operate Tuesday-Thursday to allow 2,901 Palestinian pilgrims to travel to Mecca through Cairo Airport, according to a Monday statement by the Palestinian embassy in Cairo.

Campaign to raise awareness of population crisis at schools

The Education Ministry and the General Mobilization and Statistics Authority announced they will cooperate to raise awareness of the population crisis at schools; the population in Egypt has reached 91 million, Youm7 reported.

NCW to honor women who participated in Rio 2016 Wednesday

The National Council for Women will honor female players who participated in Rio 2016 on Wednesday at a Cairo hotel. The ceremony will be attended by NCW’s head Maya Morsi, female members of parliament, head of the Olympic Committee Hesham Abou Hatab and other members of parliament, Youm7 reported.

Episcopal Church to filed lawsuit to be separated from Evangelical Church

Bishop Mounir Hanna of the Episcopal Church in Egypt and Africa said he will file a new lawsuit against the Evangelical Church to separate the two churches after the Administrative Court rejected similar litigation and ordered that his church return to the Evangelical umbrella, Youm7 reported.

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