Egypt’s local digest Oct. 15: Egypt demands Libya to compensate 307K returnees of war
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Cairo sees moderate weather of 29 °C Sunday

Official forecasters expected Cairo to see a moderate weather Sunday, with the temperature reaching highs of 29 °C and lows of 22°C.


Egypt demand Libya compensate 307K returnees of war

Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower demanded Libya to compensate 307,000 Egyptian returnees who have been harmed by the war in the oil-rich country, Youm7 reported.

The ministry’s statement detailed the type of damages that took place to the Egyptian laborers, including loss of income or property, real estate and bank accounts.


Anti-drug tests to be applied to 4K school bus drivers this year: Ministry

Ministry of Solidarity annoucned that a governmental anti-drugged driving program targets applying drug tests to 4,000 school bus drivers during 2016/2017 academic year, Youm7 reported Saturday.


Engineering Syndicate cancels listing religion on official papers

Egypt’s Engineering Syndicate decided to cancel listing religion in its papers and documents, Youm7 reported Saturday.

As of the next month, the syndicate will re-print all its forms without the religion fields.

The syndicate’s announcment came after Cairo University President Gaber Nassar’s decision to cancel the religion field from all official documents issued by the university including graduation certificates.


3 students killed, 9 injured in road crash southern Cairo

Three students were killed and nine others injured Saturday after a microbus flipped over the road in El-Saf area, southern Cairo.

Thousands of Egyptians die every year on the road; however rate of fatal crashes slightly declined according to official report.

Although officials cite human error as the main cause for the crashes, experts, on the other hand, blame them on lack of maintenance.

Since 2014, Egypt has incorporated national projects to build new roads, maintain old, dilapidated bridges and conduct anti-drug tests in a bid to boost safety measures on the road.

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