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April 6 youth to file complaint for 'kidnapped' members

CAIRO: The April 6 Youth Movement filed a complaint Wednesday to the Prosecutor General and the Attorney General in Sharqeya governorate concerning the alleged kidnapping of three of the movement’s members during a protest on Monday. General coordinator of the movement Ahmed Maher told Daily News Egypt that the detainees are being held in custody …

Daily News Egypt

A four degree world? You really don't want to go there…

PARIS: If Earth heats by four degrees Celsius – some seven degrees Fahrenheit – the planet we call home would become a very unwelcoming place. Even as some world leaders tamp down expectations for the Dec. 7-18 UN climate conference, experts say the threat of a 4C (7.2 F) warming over pre-industrial times is all …

AFP

An exorcism on Moqattam Hill

CAIRO: Cairo’s squatter settlements of Mansheyet Nasser are where people go to literally face their demons. Carved in the Moqattam Hill is the Coptic monastery of Saint Simon, known for its preacher Father Samaan Ibrahim, one of Egypt’s few exorcists. Every Thursday, the monastery, which can hold more than 20,000 worshipers, attracts people of different …

Raghda El-Halawany

Health ministry reports 22nd swine flu death

CAIRO: A 53-year-old man from Helwan died of H1N1, bringing the total number of swine flu deaths in Egypt to 22, the Ministry of Health’s spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shahin said. Ali Mohamed Rashad was admitted to Al Salam International Hospital, a private hospital in Maadi, on Wednesday Nov. 25 in a critical condition, suffering severe …

Safaa Abdoun

Human rights groups present bleak picture ahead of UN Feb. review

CAIRO: Human rights organizations have painted a bleak picture of the state of human rights in Egypt in reports submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The reports were sent as part of the HRC’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism, whereby the human rights records of UN member states are examined every four years …

Sarah Carr

Princess Ferial buried in Cairo

CAIRO: Princess Ferial, the daughter of Egypt s last king, was buried in a Cairo mosque on Tuesday after a low-key funeral attended by her relatives. The princess died in a Geneva hospital on Sunday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Born in 1938 in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Princess Ferial was the …

AFP

Daily News Egypt reporter wins Dubai Ibda'a Awar

CAIRO: Daily News Egypt intern and Cairo University student Raghda Bassam El-Halawany won the Judge’s Award for Journalism at the eighth Ibda’a Student Awards in Dubai for a story on exorcism. She also won second place in the journalism category for the same story. The competition saw over 2,400 submissions in 12 media-related categories this …

Daily News Egypt Authors

Security forces arrest son of Sadat assassination case judge

CAIRO: Security forces arrested on Friday night Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar, son of Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed, the judge who presided over late President Anwar Sadat’s assassination case. Security forces raided Mohamed’s house and confiscated some of the judge’s documents, including his journal that included key information and dates spanning his career. Montasser El-Zayat, the lawyer representing …

Omnia Al Desoukie

Discrimination under fire on World AIDS Day

PRETORIA: Calls for an end to discrimination against sufferers rang out on World AIDS Day on Tuesday as South Africa, the country worst affected by the pandemic, rolled out a new battleplan to beat the virus. With more than 33 million people around the world carrying the virus, China said the incidence among homosexuals was …

Daily News Egypt

Commentary: The Psychological Edge

Over the last 15 years, the field of sports psychology has significantly evolved and now plays a major role in the preparation of various professional soccer teams worldwide. One can just execute a quick search on Amazon.com to come across several book titles related to the topic. Most of today’s top teams even have sports …

Daily News Egypt

Health Ministry outlines precautionary measures for returning pilgrims

CAIRO: Egyptian pilgrims are required to undergo medical check ups and to take a mandatory eight-day vacation after they arrive from Saudi Arabia, as per the Ministry of Health’s regulations. Pilgrims arriving through any of Egypt’s 33 different ports will undergo a medical check up and will be required to provide a valid certificate to …

Safaa Abdoun

Brotherhood members released last month, says group lawyer

CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood denied press reports claiming five high profile group members were still detained for money laundering and involvement in what was termed the “Global Muslim Brotherhood Movement. The news is totally baseless; all detainees were released earlier, lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud told Daily News Egypt. Independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm ran a …

Tamim Elyan

Switzerland votes to ban new minarets; Egypt's Mufti deems it an 'insult'

GENEVA: Swiss voters approved a ban on new mosque minarets being built, prompting dismay and anger in the Muslim world at the success of the far-right initiative. The referendum to ban the towers or turrets attached to mosques from where Muslims are traditionally called to prayer was approved Sunday by 57.5 percent of voters who …

AFP

Sustainability reaches Cairo's slums through solar heaters

CAIRO: Copenhagen is in an international hot seat. Countless spaces in newspapers and magazines have been dedicated to melting glaciers, sinking islands and an unavoidable refugee problem, all in anticipation of the UN’s Climate Change summit scheduled to take place in the Danish capital next week. But while local publications have not played part in …

Heba El-Sherif

Egyptian pilgrims relocated by Saudi ministry

CAIRO: Around 500 Egyptian pilgrims were relocated by the Saudi Ministry of Pilgrimage after they protested against the poor living conditions they were subjected to during their trip. Egyptian pilgrims from the governorates of Minya, Fayoum, Beheira, Beni Suef and Giza demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Egyptian Hajj delegation in Mina, claiming they were …

Safaa Abdoun

Atom-smasher sets record energy levels:CERN

GENEVA: The world’s biggest atom-smasher has set a world record by accelerating to energy levels that had never been previously reached, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said Monday. “CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has today become the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, having accelerated its twin beams of protons to an energy of 1.18 …

AFP

Eight swine flu deaths during Eid weekend

CAIRO: The Ministry of Health reported eight swine flu related deaths during the Eid El-Adha break, which began Thursday, raising the death toll in Egypt to 21. Even though the ratio of death to infection is less than 1 percent, the increasing rate is worrying. On Thursday, the ministry announced the death of a 28-year-old …

Safaa Abdoun

'Nuclear pope' ElBaradei steps down

VIENNA: UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who once described himself as a nuclear pope , quoted the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi in his farewell remarks at the International Atomic Energy Agency. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; …

AFP

One on one with Gallup's regional analyst

CAIRO: Mohamed Younis is set to pave his own road as the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies’ first ever on-ground analyst. Younis will be the center’s eyes and ears in the Middle East, living in and constantly touring the region. The Gallup Center for Muslim Studies is a research center dedicated to providing data-driven analysis, …

Safaa Abdoun

Egyptian princess dead, says family friend

CAIRO: Princess Ferial, the daughter of Egypt s last reigning monarch, died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said. The princess died in a hospital in Geneva, Switzerland where she had been receiving treatment for stomach cancer, which she was diagnosed with seven years ago, Lotus Abdel-Karim told AFP. She …

AFP

Pilgrims toss stones on final day of Hajj

MINA, Saudi Arabia: Millions of Muslim pilgrims were pelting stone walls representing the devil before a final trip back to Islam s holiest site on the closing day of the annual Hajj. Around 3 million pilgrims were casting pebbles Sunday at three walls in the desert valley of Mina in a symbolic rejection of Satan …

AP

Quranist detained at Cairo Airport released

CAIRO: A man detained at Cairo Airport while he was en route to watch Egypt’s World Cup playoff match against Algeria in Sudan was released last week, after seven days in custody. Abdel-Latif Mohamed Said was detained by State Security Investigations (SSI) officers at Cairo Airport on Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009. He was then transferred …

Sarah Carr

50 children of converts request their religion be changed back in official papers

CAIRO: Fifty children of Christian converts have requested the Administrative Court to change their religion back to Christianity on official papers, after it was automatically changed to Islam upon their fathers’ conversion. The court is scheduled to look into their case on Dec. 1. The children, now 16, are requesting the court to reconsider their …

Essam Fadl

Egypt reports 11th H1N1 death, says to produce vaccine locally

CAIRO: A 24-year-old pregnant woman died from swine flu on Tuesday, bringing Egypt’s H1N1 death toll to 11, health ministry spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shahin said. She was admitted to Al Sadr Hospital in Imbaba on Sunday, Nov. 22 in a critical condition, exhibiting difficulty in breathing, coughing, severe pneumonia and an extremely low level of …

Safaa Abdoun

Petrol inhalation causes road-rage rats

PARIS: Breathing in fumes from petrol made lab rats more aggressive, a finding that has wide implications for urban pollution, according to a study published on Tuesday. Cairo University researcher Amal Kinawy exposed three groups of rats to either clean air, vapor from leaded petrol or vapor from unleaded petrol. Dissection of the rats showed …

AFP

HIV claims 25 million lives, infects 60 million, says UNAIDS

GENEVA: Almost 60 million people have been infected by HIV and 25 million people killed by causes related to the virus since the epidemic started, according to new data published by UNAIDS on Tuesday. While prevention programs have helped to cut infection rates by 17 percent over the past eight years, the total number of …

AFP

Ministry of Health announces 10th swine flu death

CAIRO: The Ministry of Health announced the 10th swine flu death in a 48-year-old woman from Shubra Monday. The patient was admitted to Sadr Hospital in Abbassiya on Nov. 19 suffering from pneumonia and had difficulty breathing. She tested positive for H1N1, Abdel Rahman Shahin, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, said. She was …

Safaa Abdoun

Campaign to raise money to pay off MP's fine

CAIRO: The movement “No to Selling Egypt has launched a campaign to collect LE 20,000 from the public to pay the fine imposed on independent MP Alaa Abdel-Moneim by a court order as compensation to former Housing Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Soleiman. “The movement ‘No to Selling Egypt’ is calling upon all honest Egyptians to support …

Essam Fadl

Braving flu threat, Muslim faithful descend on Mecca

JEDDAH: Braving the swine flu pandemic and security concerns, more than 2.5 million Muslim faithful are descending on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina this week for the hajj. Under heightened monitoring by some 20,000 medical staff and more than 100,000 security personnel, the world s largest annual pilgrimage kicks off on Wednesday in …

Daily News Egypt

Diabetes NGO to revamp website

CAIRO: The Egyptian Society for Diabetes Care (ESCD) joined forces with the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in France last week to renovate the organization’s website sukarmazboot.com. ESCD signed an agreement with the hospital at the French Embassy in the attendance of Professor Jean-Jacques Altman, head of the hospital’s Diabetology Department, and the French Ambassador to …

Omnia Al Desoukie