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Suez national museum open to public on 24 October

Suez is a  marginalised city, even by Egyptian standards. While it is no secret that most of the nation’s funds go to our major two cities, Cairo and Alexandria, any resident of Suez will tell you that the city was, more than any other, neglected by Mubarak . In fact, it is widely known that Suez …

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Egyptian protesters take long walk to Tahrir

By Tamim Elyan / Reuters CAIRO: A group of Egyptians are marching 125 km (77 miles) along a major highway to Cairo to take part in a demonstration in Tahrir Square, stretching the boundaries of the country’s flourishing culture of political activism. Fifteen activists decided to walk from their hometown of Suez across the desert …


New blasts at Suez oil refineries

By Mennatallah Fouad Youssef CAIRO: Twenty-three workers at the Nasr Oil Company were injured after new explosions were reported at the company’s site in Suez Tuesday dawn, officials said. The injured were taken to the General Suez hospital with injuries to the spine and several cases experiencing difficulty in breathing and panic attacks, according to …


One killed in Suez oil fire

By AP CAIRO: One person died and 24 were injured in Suez during a fire that raged for nearly 20 hours in the storage facilities of an oil company, local police chief Adel Refaat said. Bashir Saad Bashir, 32, was driving a fire truck to help with putting out the fire when he was caught …


Lawyer calls on judges in Suez case to step down

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The trial of 14 defendants involved in killing protesters in Suez during the January 2011 uprising was adjourned to April 11 as civil society lawyer and father of martyr Islam El-Geneidy called on the panel of judges to step down. After Thursday’s hearing, El-Geneidy told Daily News Egypt that these judges were …


Fire at Egypt oil refinery kills 4 workers

By AP SUEZ, Egypt: The director of an oil refinery says four of his Egyptian workers died as they tried to put out a huge fire that erupted at the plant’s complex in the port city of Suez. Reda Abdel-Samad says the floor on which the men were standing collapsed as the fire raged in …


Workers, military police clash in Egypt canal city

By AFP CAIRO: Clashes broke out on Tuesday between workers at an industrial free zone in the Egyptian canal city of Ismailia and military police in which 38 people were injured, witnesses and medics told AFP. At least 5,000 workers from the Ismailia Public Free Zone, where 80 factories produce textiles and leather, had tried …


Suez to hold a peoples’ trial for accused police officers

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez residents will hold on Saturday July 23 a parallel peoples’ trial in the main El-Arbaein Square for the police officers accused of using live ammunition against peaceful protesters during the January 25 uprising that toppled the Egyptian regime. “Deputy head of the Court of Cassation Mahmoud El-Khodairy will be the presiding …


Protesters end sit-in near Suez Canal, gather at El-Arbaein

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez protesters on Thursday ended their open sit-in near the Suez Canal waterway and control office in Port Tawfik, continuing the ones in El-Arbaein Square and in front of the local municipality building for the 11th consecutive day. Protesters, meanwhile, vowed to escalate the situation after four demonstrators who had earlier …