Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 24: Egyptian delegation in Moscow to discuss lifting Russia ban on vegetables, fruits; 8 Egyptian universities among Times Higher Education Rankings
An Egyptian fruits seller is seen at a market in Cairo, Egypt May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on Sept. 24 here:

 

PM discusses developments of migration boat capsize

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is set to hold a ministerial meeting to discuss the latest developments of the illegal migration boat that capsized last week and left at least 162 deaths.

Ismail has followed up on the crisis as rescue works are underway to recover the bodies of the victims.

The boat named “Mawkeb al-Rasol” sank off the Mediterranean governorate of Beheira with over 600 unregistered migrants on board.

 

8 Egyptian universities among Times Higher Education Rankings

Eight Egyptian universities are listed among the top universities as part of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

According to the ranking, the American University in Cairo, Suez Canal University and Sohag University were ranked between 601-800, while Cairo University ranked 801+.

Ain Shams University, Alexandria University and South Valley University also ranked 801+.

 

EgyptAir flies 4K pilgrims back home Saturday

EgyptAir is scheduled to fly 4,000 pilgrims back home from Jeddan and Madina Saturday, after performing Hajj rituals, Youm7 reported.

 

Egyptian delegation in Moscow to discuss lifting Russia ban on vegetables, fruits

A delegation of Agriculture Ministry will visit Moscow Saturday to negotiate lifting restrictions Russia imposed on Egyptian vegetables and fruits.

 

Drug tests to school drivers to start Saturday

A drug test campaign will be applied to school bus drivers starting Saturday, for the third consecutive year, according to Youm7.

The campaign targets this school year examining 4,000 drivers.

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