UPDATE: Egypt’s local digest Sept. 10:Paralympics 2016: Egypt’s Rehab Ahmed clinches silver medal in weightlifting
Egyptian weightlifter Rehab Ahmed. Youm7


CAIRO: No more browse from site to site anymore, here is Egypt’s local news for Sept. 10:

Paralympics 2016: Egypt’s Rehab Ahmed clinches silver medal in weightlifting

Egyptian weightlifter Rehab Ahmed won the silver medal in at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Youm7 reported on Saturday.

Ahmed lifted 104 kg and came second after Ukraine’s Lidiia Soloviova won gold medal after lifting 107kg in the women’s under 50 kg category.

Sherif Osman has also won Egypt’s first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the 59kg weightlifting category.


VAT law into effect as of Friday:  finance ministry                                 

The Value Added Tax (VAT) law was put into effect as of Friday Sep. 7 after the law was ratified by President Abdel Fatah al Sisi, the Finance Ministry announced in a statement.

The new law, which will take effect starting October 1, includes an initial 13 percent tax on several commodities and services as of the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. It includes list of 57 exempted basic commodities, goods and services.

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Thursday decreed the issuance of the law before it was published on the official gazette on Friday.


Education Ministry refutes naming al-Quds as Capital of Israel in history textbook

Education ministry denied media reports claiming that al Quds, the Arabic name for the city of Jerusalem was referred to as the capital city of Israel in history book for preparatory school, Youm7 reported on Saturday.

Several news website have reported that a paragraph in the third grade preparatory school history book has referred to al Quds as a capital city of the Jewish State.

The news “is baseless and the photocopy included is not from any book taught to school students at any grade,” said the statement.

It also called on journalists and media figures to verify the information before publish.


Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims rose to 16

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims who arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rose to 16, Youm7 reported.

The last case was for an elderly man, aged 75, who died in a road accident in the kingdom; he was announced dead at hospital.


Egyptian won 1st gold medal at Rio Paralympics

Sherif Osman has won Egypt’s first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the 59kg powerlifting category.

Osman said in an interview that he had worked as parking attendant, cashier and milk seller before he began training as weightlifter.


9 Egyptian workers return after detention in Libya

Nine Egyptians who were detained in Libya have returned to their homeland in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate, Youm7 reported.

The Libyan army reportedly detained 10 Egyptian workers in Misrata city, Libya, 25 days ago.


Chaos at Minya police station as detainees torched room, try to escape

A number of detainees reportedly torched detention cell at El-Salam and Nahda Police stations in attempt to escape Friday.

Security forces in return enhanced its presence at the police stations and controlled the situation, Youm7 reported.


Crackdown at butcheries in Qalubiya after slaughtered donkeys found

Ministry of Health has announced launching a tight crackdown on butcheries and meat selling shops after three donkeys were slaughtered near a village in Qalubiya, Youm7 reported.

This crackdown comes ahead of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) that is due in September.

Egypt’s veterinary departments, especially in Giza and Cairo, have reportedly seized hundreds of tons of invalid meat and poultry in extensive campaign.

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