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Swine flu death toll over 200

CAIRO: The Ministry of Health announced on Monday the death of six new cases of swine flu (H1N1) virus, raising Egypt’s swine flu death toll to 201. The recent deaths include a 53-year-old and a 26-year-old man both from Cairo, a-24-year-old man from Helwan, a 38-year-old woman from Menufiya, a 38-year-old woman from Cairo, and …

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HIV increases six fold in Egypt, says government study

CAIRO: The number of reported cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Egypt increased six fold from 1994, when it was first detected in the country, to 2008, according to the Population Status in Egypt 2009 report by state-affiliated Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC). By the end of 2008, there were 3,375 HIV reported …

Safaa Abdoun

Jailed blogger's lawyers denied right to visit for third time

CAIRO: Lawyers of imprisoned blogger Kareem Amer say they have been refused the right to visit him in prison for the third time. The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) “strongly condemned the “continuing transgressions committed by, and “arbitrariness of, state security officers in the Borg El-Arab Prison where Amer is incarcerated. According to …

Sarah Carr

Suspect in Nagaa Hammadi shooting says he 'didn't know'

CAIRO: The third suspect arrested in the fatal drive-by shooting of six Christians and one Muslim guard outside a church in Upper Egypt told investigators that the main suspect committed the crime “without his knowledge. According to egynews.net, suspect Hendawy El Sayed confessed to the prosecution that the main suspect, a wanted criminal known as …

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Campaign gathers signatures to support ElBaradei for president

CAIRO: Gamila Ismail, political activist and ex-wife of opposition leader Ayman Nour, signed a proxy supporting Mohamed ElBaradei, former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, calling on him to form a constituent body to amend the Egyptian constitution. This comes as part of the campaign’s gathering of unofficial proxies to replace official powers of …

Essam Fadl

Doctors renew protests for higher salaries

CAIRO: Protest group Doctors Without Rights (DWR) continued their long-running campaign for better wages for Ministry of Health-employed doctors on Monday with a protest outside the Doctors’ Syndicate. DWR’s Mona Mina explained that the protest sought to draw attention to both doctors’ demands for a minimum wage, and their concerns surrounding a new draft law …

Sarah Carr

Egypt's swine flu cases top 14,000; death toll reaches 195

CAIRO: Egypt said that the total number of swine flu cases in the country has reached 14,087 since the H1N1 virus first appeared this past June, according to the health ministry’s weekly report. These include 5,200 cases among school students, 803 university students and 8,084 from outside educational institutions. The global swine flu pandemic claimed …

Safaa Abdoun

Consumer Protection Agency rules that CNE refund ART sports subscribers

CAIRO: Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) ruled that Cable Network Egypt (CNE) will refund subscribers who were duped into subscribing to the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) to gain access to the African Cup of Nations matches. Subscribers soon found out that ART had sold the rights to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera. CNE, a …

Safaa Abdoun

Prosecutor charges three for Coptic shooting, riots flare in neighboring village

CAIRO: Egypt’s Prosecutor General on Saturday charged three men with premeditated murder over the fatal shooting of six Coptic Christians and a Muslim guard in a Christmas Eve attack, a judicial source said. The North Qena prosecutor has charged the three suspects with “premeditated murder, endangering the lives of citizens and damaging public and private …

Essam Fadl

Protestors demand justice for Nagaa Hammadi victims

CAIRO: Angry protestors called on the government to bring to justice perpetrators of sectarian crimes Saturday, in the wake of the Nagaa Hammadi drive-by shooting, which left seven people – six Coptic Christians and one Muslim – dead outside a Church on Coptic Christmas eve on Jan. 6. The demonstration, organized by the National Committee …

Sarah Carr

Study finds average marriage age 24 for women, 29 for men

CAIRO: While female respondents to a poll placed the optimum age for marriage at 21-22, the average marriage age for women in 2008 was 24, according to a study released by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC). The number varies according to the geographic location: in urban areas the average age was 22.4 …

Safaa Abdoun

Swine flu deaths reach 187

CAIRO: The global swine flu pandemic has claimed the lives of five more Egyptians raising the death toll to 187, announced Ministry of Health spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin. The five cases include a four-year-old girl from Cairo, a 59-year-old male from Giza, a 41-year-old female from Cairo, a 23-year-old female from Helwan and a 24-year-old female …

Safaa Abdoun

Egypt arrests three for Copt shootings

CAIRO: Egyptian police arrested Friday three suspects for the murder of six Copts and one security guard in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in the Upper Egyptian town of Nagaa Hammadi. Mohamed Ahmed Hassan El-Komy, Kershy Abou Haggag Mohamed Ali and Hendawy El-Sayed Mohamed Hassan surrendered to the police after they surrounded them in a …

Safaa Abdoun

Man jokes about terrorism at German airport

BERLIN: A German man was temporarily detained at Stuttgart airport on Tuesday after he repeatedly told security personnel that he had explosives in his underwear, police said. The 42-year-old man apparently was joking about the failed attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day by igniting explosives …

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Egypt police kill Eritrean migrant near Israel border

CAIRO: Egyptian border guards shot dead an Eritrean migrant who tried to slip across the border into Israel on Friday, a security official said. The official said border guards fired warning shots when they spotted the migrant trying to get a past barbed wire fence. They shot the 24-year-old in the stomach and thigh when …

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France deports radical imam to Egypt

PARIS: France on Thursday deported to Egypt a radical imam who for months had been inciting followers in Paris area mosques to rise up against the West, the government said. Described as dangerous, Ali Ibrahim Al-Sudani was detained and sent back to Egypt under an emergency deportation order, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a …

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Coptic protestors clash with security forces following Qena shooting

CAIRO: Security forces clashed with over 2,000 Egyptian Copts Thursday enraged by the murder of six Copts in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Nagaa Hammadi, a city in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena. Copts gathered in front of the hospital where the victims were taken as security forces cordoned off the area, under …

Essam Fadl

A silver lining in the Copenhagen failure?

CAIRO: For many, reading another article about the United Nation’s climate summit in Copenhagen is like hearing about a dozen new H1N1 cases or stumbling upon a talk show hashing over the Egyptian-Algerian football mania; both yield a “please, not again reaction. For a couple of dozen environmental enthusiasts, however, an evening at Salon (Nahdet) …

Heba El-Sherif

Egypt's swine flu death toll reaches 172

CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the death of 10 swine flu cases, raising Egypt’s H1N1 tally to 172. The most recent deaths, according the ministry, are a 27-year-old man from Daqahlia, two 50-year-old women from Cairo, a 12-year-old girl from Beni Suef, a six-year-old girl from Helwan, a 25-year-old woman from …

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Court fines, imprisons journalists for defamation in homosexuality scandal

CAIRO: The Sayeda Zeinab Misdemeanors Court sentenced the editor-in-chief of tabloid Al-Balagh Al-Gadid, Abdou El Maghraby, and editor Ehab El Agamy for one year in prison and a LE 40,000 fine for libel and defamation in a report about an alleged homosexual prostitution ring involving three Egyptian actors. Al-Balagh Al-Gadid was banned last October after …

Safaa Abdoun

Egypt jails railway workers over deadly crash

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced eight railway workers to prison terms ranging from three to seven years on Monday over a deadly train crash in October that killed 18 people, the official news agency MENA reported. The crash happened when one train hurtled into the back of another stationary train, and the accident led to …

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10 new swine flu deaths bring Egypt's tally to 159

CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced late Monday the death of 10 cases of swine flu in Egypt, raising the total death toll to 159. The most recent deaths, according to the Health Ministry, were of a 29-year-old women from Qaliubeya, an 11-year-old-boy from Assiut, a three-year-old child from Menufiya, a 35-year-old-woman from Kafr …

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April 6 movement to sue ruling party MP

CAIRO: The April 6 Youth Movement is taking legal action against MP Abdel-Ahad Gamal El-Din for accusing them of betraying Egypt and working on behalf of foreign entities. Tension struck between the leader of the ruling National Democratic Party’s parliamentary bloc and members of the youth movement Monday during a protest against the iron barrier …

Essam Fadl

Rights group condemns verdict upholding ban on niqab during examinations

CAIRO: A rights group has condemned a court decision which upholds the ban on female university students wearing the niqab, or full face covering, during examinations. The State Council’s administrative judiciary rejected over 50 cases brought by female students from several universities against the ban, which applies to the mid-term examinations to be held this …

Sarah Carr

Fatwas explode on Egypt's Gaza barrier

CAIRO: Reacting to Al-Azhar’s support of an underground barrier along Egypt’s border with Gaza, Scholar Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi deemed its construction a violation of Sharia because it is meant to “block all exit and entry points for Gazans. “The construction of the steel wall is prohibited by Sharia, because the intention behind it is to …

Safaa Abdoun

Egyptian protesters clash with police over lawlessness

AL-ARISH: Egyptian police clashed Sunday with thousands of demonstrators who attacked government buildings in North Sinai to protest the murder of a man by armed robbers, witnesses said. Police fired tear gas on the swelling crowds, which one security official estimated at 7,000 people, after they stoned local government offices in the coastal town of …

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Swine flu vaccination campaign kicks off in schools

CAIRO: The H1N1 vaccination campaign kicked off on Sunday with units going around elementary schools in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Sixth of October, Helwan and Qaliubeya. The campaign will continue until Jan. 13 during which time over 2 million elementary students, 6-12 years old, are expected to receive the vaccine. Taking the vaccine …

Safaa Abdoun

Israelis make pilgrimage to rabbi's tomb in Egypt

CAIRO: Hundreds of Israelis came to Egypt on Sunday for an annual pilgrimage to the tomb of a 19th-century Jewish holy man in Egypt s Nile Delta, airport officials said. Last year, Egypt denied the pilgrims entry because the anniversary fell during Israel s offensive on Gaza and there were concerns about their security and …

Salah Nasrawi

TB-infected workers left to fend for themselves

CAIRO: For years, Mohamed Mustafa inhaled the soft dust that used to come out of the machines in the cement factory south of Cairo where he worked, but he never thought those small particles would end his career. A few years ago, the 55-year-old former cement worker developed a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever …

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