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Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir on Monday witnessed the signing of two grants with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Egypt for a project renovating locomotives and developing the railway freight system worth 1.5 million euros (LE28 million). Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr, who signed the agreements on the Egyptian … Continued The post Egypt’s Transport Minister signs two deals with EBRD for railway development appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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The Religions for Peace (RfP) conference began its 10th World Assembly in Lindau, Germany, from 20-23 August 2019 under the assembly theme “Caring for our Common Future”. Roughly 900 representatives from various religions and beliefs around the world took part in the event. Egypt’s Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram participated in the conference as a representative … Continued The post Tenth edition of Religions for Peace Conference kicks off in Germany appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority arrested on Tuesday the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Ahmed Selim, who had been caught red-handed over bribery at his office. A source from Selim’s office told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the officers of the Administrative Control Authority arrived on Tuesday morning at the office to arrest Selim him over alleged … Continued The post Egypt’s Media Council Secretary General arrested over bribery charges appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Meteorologists predict hot and humid weather in Cairo, Lower Egypt, and northern Upper Egypt, with very hot weather at Southern Upper Egypt in the daylight on Wednesday. Moderate weather is predicted along the northern coasts, and the weather will grow milder at night throughout the country. Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 31C in … Continued The post Wednesday sees more hot, humid weather across Egypt appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has for the first time allowed children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State to return to Germany from northern Syria and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said it will push for more such children to come to the country. Like other western countries, Germany faces a tricky decision on … Continued The post Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group’s capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished. “It’s complicated. There are certainly places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago,” … Continued The post US Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas: CBS appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will two days before he died, putting his $578 million in assets into a trust with unnamed beneficiaries, the New York Post reported Monday. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who befriended many politicians and celebrities over the years, hung himself in prison on August 10 as he awaited … Continued The post Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide: report appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow. The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this month after accusing each other of violating the accord. Washington … Continued The post Russia and China blast US missile test appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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The Ministry of Transport warned that trains will be instructed not to stop at any stations if stones are being thrown at them. An official statement said that children frequently throw stones at trains, especially on the suburban lines, which puts passengers and drivers at risk, and the damages to the trains are repaired from … Continued The post Egypt’s Transport Ministry warns trains not to stop at stations if hit by rocks appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday six defendants to death, another 41 defendants to life imprisonment, and seven to 15-year-imprisonment on charges of founding a gang named the “Popular Resistance Committee” in Kerdasa, Giza and killing three people, including a non-commissioned officer in Homeland Security. The court also sentenced a child to three years … Continued The post Cairo Court sentences 6 gang members in Kerdasa to death appeared first on Egypt Independent.