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24 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian

CAIRO — Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using a mixture of patience and kindness to educate refugee children from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, local and international NGOs, and church groups also contribute in the struggle to educate the children.

Most of the children have the same aspirations as other young people the world over, but they also face obstacles that children elsewhere do not.

25 Feb 2017 description

Hundreds of Christian families and students have fled to Ismailia, province after after the killings of seven Christians.

CAIRO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered the government to take all necessary measures to help resettle Christians who have fled Egypt's Northern Sinai after Islamic State killed several members of the community.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

24 Feb 2017 description

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday

  • Christians fleeing North Sinai after killings and threats

  • Islamic State kills seven Christians in three weeks

  • Egypt battles an Islamic State insurgency in Sinai

  • Militant group now targeting Christians

  • Residents say security forces unable to protect them

By Ahmed Aboulenein

14 Jan 2017 description

by Reuters

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:27 GMT

Migrants have tried to cross to Italy from the African coast, particularly from Libya, where people traffickers operate with relative impunity

CAIRO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Egyptian border patrol and coast guard forces stopped more than 12,000 people of various nationalities from illegally entering or leaving the country in 2016, the military said on Wednesday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

11 Dec 2016 description

By Ahmed Mohammed Hassan and Ali Abdelaty

CAIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years.

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06 Dec 2016 description

By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail

CAIRO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protest this year.

Protests at the agency's Cairo headquarters - including one man setting himself on fire - have been led by Oromos, the single biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.

Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’i daily newspaper quoted the director of security in Mersa Matruh, Maj. Gen. Hashim Lutfi, as saying that the rescued immigrants include 23 Egyptians and 151 from nine other countries.

24 Sep 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:14 GMT

Author: Reuters

CAIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists, on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders.

Read more on AlertNet.

13 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Heather Murdock
August 12, 2015 12:05 PM

CAIRO, EGYPT — More than 60 people have been killed in the past few days and hundreds of people have been hospitalized from a heat wave that has gripped the Middle East for weeks.

Some cities have been hit with what "feels like" temperatures of about 70 degrees Celsius, according to Egyptian state news.

This summer’s heat has killed many others across the region with temperatures that have been in the 40s and sometimes even the 50s for weeks.

16 Jul 2015 description

CAIRO,15th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Al Maktoum Foundation has completed distribution of 10,500 food parcels, at a cost of over AED 500,000, in a number of Egyptian governorates.

The gesture is a donation of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and the patron of Al Maktoum Foundation.

26 Jun 2015 description

CAIRO, 24th June, 2015 (WAM) -- The Al Maktoum Foundation has begun distribution of 10,000 Ramadan packages - each containing 20 kg of food rations - in the Upper Egypt governorates, as part of the second phase of assistance to underprivileged families in the area.

The aid initiative is courtesy of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and will initially see 300 food parcels distributed in various villages in Egypt.

26 May 2015 description

6 OCTOBER CITY, Egypt, 24th May, 2015 (WAM) -- Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and UNHCR Eminent Advocate, visited Egypt last week, during which she visited Al Shamla public school in 6th of October City which accommodates at least 320 Syrian students alongside 1,000 Egyptian Students.

05 Apr 2015 description
  • Militants attack Cairo bridge, Alexandria church

  • Soldier found executed in Sinai, unclear when

  • Most bombs in Sinai, but increasingly common in Cairo

  • Ajnad Misr focus attacks on Cairo security forces (Adds Alexandria attack, interior ministry statement, soldier found executed)

By Ahmed Tolba and Yousri Mohamed

03 Feb 2015 description
  • Bomb outside hospital kills one, wounds three

  • Two unexploded bombs found at Cairo airport (Adds Alexandria bomb)

By Omar Fahmy

CAIRO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A man was killed in a bomb blast in Egypt's second city of Alexandria on Tuesday, hours after two devices were discovered at Cairo airport and another went off in the centre of the capital without casualties, security sources said.

05 Nov 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

CAIRO, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- A huge explosion rocked the city of Al-Arish north of Sinai which targeted a building near Al-Salam and Abu Saqel areas, followed by heavy gunfire and stun bombs by security officers.

There were not details on the explosion due to curfew in the area.

Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted eyewitnesses as saying the area is witnessing security operation and security forces are investigating the explosion. (end) esm.mb

22 Sep 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:34 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • One officer was key witness in case against Mohamed Mursi

  • Most lethal attack in Cairo in months

  • After hurting Brotherhood, Sisi faces formidable opponents (Adds claim of responsibility)

By Shadi Bushra

CAIRO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

18 Sep 2014 description
report The Guardian

Despite the many dangers of trying to cross the Mediterranean, tens of thousands of refugees still seek asylum in Europe

12 Jul 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Cam McGrath

BAHARIYA OASIS, Egypt, Jul 12 2014 (IPS) - Using a hoe, farmer Atef Sayyid removes an earthen plug in an irrigation stream, allowing water to spill onto the parcel of land where he grows dates, olives and almonds.

Until recently, a natural spring exploited since Roman times supplied the iron-rich water that he uses for irrigation. But when the spring began to dry up in the 1990s, the government built a deep well to supplement its waning flow.

03 Jul 2014 description
  • World's top wheat importer to be more dependent on food imports

  • Water constraints make boosting farming output very difficult

  • Ethiopia dam, rising temperatures to tighten water supply

  • Water policies 'unrealistic' or ignore subsidised wheat, biggest water user

By Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra

CAIRO/LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - In the northwest corner of the Nile Delta, Ibrahim Sharaf Al-Dein fires up his diesel-powered pump next to a murky canal only to watch it spew out a yellowish froth.

27 Apr 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Hisham Allam

CAIRO, Apr 27 2014 (IPS) - Saber Abd El-Mawgoud began his career with castrating sheep and goats before moving on to humans. His first human experiment was a young boy he attempted to circumcise back in 1999 on the insistence of the boy’s father.

The boy died a few days later of infection from the operation, Mawgoud, 67, from the Al-Monofiya governorate 60 km north of Cairo tells IPS.

Mawgoud says he continued to practise with a nurse as assistant for some years, before starting out on his own again.