Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 5: Egypt opens exhibition of 22 artifacts found in the Ramesseum
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani inaugurated a one-month exhibition of 22 artifacts at Luxor Museum on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 - Photo/Youm7

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Egypt opens exhibition of 22 artifacts found in the Ramesseum

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani inaugurated an one-month exhibition of 22 artifacts, which were discovered by a French archeological mission in the Ramesseum, at Luxor Museum on Friday evening, Youm7 reported.

The minister and other accompanying officials honored the French mission members who worked for 25 years at the temple in Luxor city.


Saudi Arabia deports 51 Egyptians back home on Saturday

A total of 51 Egyptian nationals arrived in the Cairo International Airport on Saturday after being deported back from the Saudi Arabia over violating the Saudi residency rules, Youm7 reported an official at the airport.

Three of the deportees, who returned ob board of Saudi flight #335 from Jeddah, were fugitives from justice and they are now being investigated, the official added.

Some were also deported because of difference between the Egyptian expatriates and the Saudi sponsors; some deportees arrived in Egypt with travel documents issued by the Egyptian consulate in Jeddah, as their passports had been withheld by their Saudi sponsors, the airport’s security chief Fahmi Megahed has previously said.

The Saudi sponsorship system entitles business owners to hold passports of foreign workers for the duration of their employment.

According to a report issued by the Saudi Labor Department in 2014, the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom was estimated at 968,000 at the end of 2013, representing about 40 percent of the total Arab expatriate workforce.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned citizens not to overstay their visas in Saudi Arabia or return to the kingdom illegally after deportation.


Egyptian expat burned to death after big fire swept through factory in Lebanon

An Egyptian expatriate was burned to death after a big fire swept through a wood manufacturing factory in Alfanar district in Lebanon, Youm7 reported Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon Nazeih al-Nagari on Saturday.

The Egyptian embassy is in contact with the Lebanese authorities and the factory director to follow up the latest developments of the incidents.


3 killed, 2 injured in road accident

Three people were killed and two others were injured after a private car overturned along Alexandrian Agriculture road due to dysfunction of driving wheel on Saturday, Youm7 reported.

The victims were transported to a hospital while investigations were issued. Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Lack of road safety measures in Egypt has been blamed by experts for the fatal crashes; however, officials say human error constitute main reason.

Two years ago, Egypt has embarked on a number of projects including applying maintenance to dilapidated bridges, construct new roads and launching drug-driving tests to truck drivers and school bus drivers.


No increase for medicine price: Minister

Egyptian Ministry of Heath will not raise the prices of medicines after the government has floated the Egyptian pound, Minister Ahmed Emad told Youm7 on Saturday, noting that the Central Bank of Egypt has promised to provide the firms with hard currency needed to buy the medicine substances.

He added that the pharmaceutical firms were getting hard currency from the parallel market to buy the medicine substances as they were getting one dollar for 18 EGP; however, they now get a dollar from banks for 14 EGP.



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