Egypt’s local digest on Oct. 9: Bahrain King to own lands in Sharm el-Sheikh – presidential decree
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) speaks with the Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa before the opening of the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, about 550 km (342 miles) south of Cairo, March 13, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

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Bahrain King to own lands in Sharm el-Sheikh: presidential decree

A presidential decree stated that Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa al Khalifa will own three villas and lands in South Sinai’s Sharm el-Sheikh for residency, Youm7 quoted the official gazette.


MP annoucned dead after fatal crash enroute Parliament ceremony

Member of Parliament Amira Refaat was annoucned dead in a car accident on her way to attend a celebration marking the parliament’s 150 year anniversary, Youm7 reported.

The deceased MP was traveling by her car to Sharm el-Sheikh, where the ceremony is to be held, escorting her children.

Another MP Samer el-Tallawy witnessed the accident as he was taking the same route as Refaat. He suggested the accident took place due to tyre explosion causing the car to flip over.

Refaat was taken to Tour Hospital, 30 km away from the crash site, where her death was confirmed. Her 6yr-son was transferred to Sharm el-Sheikh Hospital in serious condition, where he will stay with his 12yr-sister until recovery.

Thousands of Egyptians are losing their lives on the road every year that figures appeared to be rising despite group of road boosting projects are taking place.

Experts have repeatedly blamed fatal crashes on lack of road safety measures; however, official reports maintain citing human error as the main cause.


Minister vows to impose fine on farmers who burn leftovers

Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy said that it provided farmers with needed tools for collecting rice straw in a bid to prevent “black clouds’ caused by burning agricultural left over.

Pressers and grinders were delivered to farmers across governorates ahead of the crop harvest. This time of the year usuallt sees intensive efforts by the government to encourage farmers to collect, press and submit their leftovers to be converted to fertilizers instead of getting rid of it by burning.

Minister Fahmy addressed farmers to “care for their children’s and village’s health,” and not to burn ashes, vowing to impose the fine punishment on violators.

The annual phenomnon of “Black clouds” has been recured in Egypt for years, leaving dark, thick dusty clouds blanketing skies for weeks. Besides environmental effects, warnings for citizens with athma to stay at home also surface as the phenomenon is said to be harmful on respiratory systems.


EgyptAir flights to Athena resume after employee strike ended

EgyptAir flights to Athena Airport to resume starting on Sunday after air traffic controllers ended their strike, Youm7 reported.

The company has urged travellers heading to Athena to review their bookings via telephone 1717, landline:09007000, or website:


Cairo to see high temperature of 34°C Sunday

Official weather forecasters expected rise in temperature Sunday, where Cairo will see highs of 34 °C and lows of 21 °C.

Also, Alexandria will record highs of 31 °C and Sharm el-Sheikh will see highs of 33 °C.

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