UPDATE: Egypt local news Oct. 5: Egypt foils illegal migration attempts of 93 people into Libya
People gather along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during a search for victims after a migrant boat capsized, in Al-Beheira, Egypt, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer


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Egypt foils illegal migration attempts of 93 people into Libya

Border guards at Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh thwarted an attempt by 93 people to enter Libya illegally from Western Desert roads, Youm7 reported.

According to army spokesperson Mohamed Samir, 93 persons, including four from African states, were captured near Sallum, a border city between Egypt and Libya, while trying to flee the country.

This is not the first time that the Egyptian military has announced foiling illegal migration attempts in the past few months, as hundreds have been arrested for attempting to exit the country irregularly.


Free admission to Egypt’s archaeological sites Thur. to mark 6 October War anniversary: minister

Admission to museums and archaeological sites across Egypt will be free on Thursday in honor of the country’s 43rd anniversary of the 6 October War victory, Antiquities Minister Khaled al Anany announced.

The free admission policy will apply to all Egyptians, Arabs and citizens of other countries who hold residence visas, said Anany.

Military museums and memorials will be also open to the public for free from October 6 to 15, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir was quoted by Youm7.

6 October, so called the Armed Forces Day, is a public holiday observed in Egypt celebrating the day in 1973 when combined Egyptian and Syrian military forces launched a surprise attack on Israel and crossed into the Sinai Peninsula, which marked the beginning of the October (Yom Kippur) War.


Cairo Univ. head sues MP Elhamy Agena over virginity test remarks

President of Cairo University Gaber Nassar announced on Wednesday that the University has filed a lawsuit against two members of parliament; Elhamy Agena and Youssri el-Moghazi over their remarks against the academic female students.

Agena has been under water since the last week after he called on carrying out virginity tests before accepting female students at universities.


One killed, 28 others injured in two road accidents on Wednesday

A civilian was killed and 11 others were injured after a passenger microbus overturned along Sallum-Matrouh road when a tire of the car exploded on Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

All the injured people were transported to a nearby hospital, while the traffic police organized the road after it was closed due to the accident.

Meanwhile, a total of 17 people were injured after a private car collided with a micro-bus in Sahari area, near Aswan International Airport on Wednesday.

A total of 16,000 people were killed and 60,000 others injured in road accidents in Egypt during the first 9 months of 2016, Samy Mokhtar, head of the Egyptian Association for the Care of Road Accident Victims and their families said on Monday.

According to a 2015 report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS,) 14,500, road accidents took place in Egypt in 2015 causing 6,203 fatalities, 15,847 severe injuries and 3,479 light injuries.


59 unregistered migrants arrested at Egypt-Libya border crossing of Sallum

Egyptian security forces have foiled an illegal migration attempt by a total of 59 unregistered migrants along the western border crossing of Sallum before feeling into Libya, Youm7 reported on Wednesday.

All the migrants are Egyptians except for six Sudanese people. Such arrests happen routinely at Egyptian borders, where security measures were intensified to curb the practice of illegal immigration. Border guards have also seized dozens of attempts to smuggle contraband and drugs.


Egypt denies cholera-infected cases in Aswan

The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) denied media reports claiming that cholera virus appeared in Upper Egypt’s Aswan, Youm7 reported on Wednesday.

“Media reports claiming that some people died of this disease are groundless; such rumors aim to create a state of confusion among the citizens,” the IDSC said a statement that noted that no case was reported in Aswan governorate.

Egyptian Ministry of Health has taken all necessary measures to face the treats of the virus, which appeared in a number of Sudanese cities.

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