Egypt’s local digest Sept. 8: Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims reaches 11- Health Min.
Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

CAIRO: CAIRO: No more browse from site to site anymore, here is Egypt’s local news for Sept. 8:

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims reaches 11: Health Min.

Ministry of Health announced that the death toll of Egyptian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have reached eleven after a 75-year-old man died in Mecca Wednesday, according to Youm7.

A total of 62,000 Egyptian will perform in 2016 pilgrimage season, according to the official figures.


Egypt signs contract with Greek Co. to get rid of 220 tons of Lindane

Egyptian Ministry of Environment signed Wednesday a contract with a Greek Company to get rid of 220 tons of lindane, a chemical substance used for an agricultural insecticide and as a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies, Youm7 reported. The the tons have been stored in Suez’s Adabia Port since 1998.

Per the contract, the Company will get rid of the cargo over a period between 8 and 10 months for $400,000 and will be sent it to France.


PM updated on preparation for Eid Al Adha

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail held a weekly meeting with the ministers to be updated on the government’s preparation for four-day Al Adha Eid festivals that will kick off on Sept. 12, Youm7 reported.

The meeting tackled the security and economically situations, particularly providing the people all basic goods and price control in the market.


Military forces distribute 1.5 m. rations for poor people nationwide

Upon directions from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Ministry of the Armed Forces will distribute a total of m 1.5 million food rations in a number of impoverished areas nationwide, Youm7 reported Thursday.

The military has distributed three million rations during the holy Ramadan, the nine month of the Islamic Calendar where the Muslims fast from dawn to dust worldwide.


Three militant attacks foiled against security checkpoints in N. Sinai

Security forces in restive North Sinai told Youm7 that three terrorist attacks on military and security checkpoints have been foiled; militants opened fire at the checkpoints but the security forces repelled them over the past 24 hours. No human casualties have been reported.

Meanwhile, the security forces have remotely detonated 10 roadside bombs were planted by militants to target the military and security convoys.




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