UPDATE: Egypt’s local digest Sept. 8: Egypt’s army distributes 1.5m free food rations ahead of Eid al Adha
Egyptian soldier distributes free food rations to citizens in Cairo. Youm7


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

Egypt’s army distributes 1.5m free food rations ahead of Eid al Adha

Defense Minister Sadqy Sobhy ordered the armed forces public services department to distribute 1.5 million free food rations to the neediest citizens in several governorates nationwide on the occasion of Eid al Adha, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

In coordination with 117 NGOs, a total of 341 food rations were distributed among residents in the range of the Cairo-based central military region, which includes Cairo, Giza, Menoufia and Qalioubia governorates, the army said in a statement Thursday.

The army has previously distributed a total of three million food rations during the month of Ramadan.


Policeman shot dead south of Cairo

Unknown assailants shot dead a low-ranking police officer in Cairo’s southern city of 6 October on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Salah Mohamed, the policeman, was killed in his car on way to work in a police station in the 6 October City on Thursday afternoon.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then.


Egyptair operates 251 flights to Sharm al Sheikh, Hurghada during Eid al Adha holiday

Egyptair has allocated 24,000 seats aboard 251 additional and regular flights to Egyptians planning to spend the Eid al Adha holiday in the Red Sea resort cities of Sharm al Sheikh and Hurghada, Chairman of Egypt’s national carrier Safwat Musallam was quoted by Youm7 on Thursday.

The additional flights are set to be operated through EgyptAir and regional airline EgyptAir Express as of Friday for a week, according to Mussaleam.

He added that EgyptAir is operating flights to Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh, and Marsa Alam to activate internal tourism and provides more services for clients during this period.


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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