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Journalists Syndicate to hold memorial for slain Palestinian jounalist Shireen Abu Akleh Tuesday

Egypt's Journalists Syndicate will hold on Tuesday a memorial service for Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh who was killed by the Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday, Diaa Rashwan, head of the syndicate, announced on Friday.

1,500 Egyptian journalists call for int'l probe into Israeli crimes against journalists in Palestine

More than 1,500 Egyptian journalists have since Wednesday signed a statement condemning the Israeli killing of Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, and called for an international probe into Israeli other war crimes against journalists in Palestine.

Hot weather forecast across Egypt starting Friday

Hot weather is expected to prevail across much of Egypt starting Friday from the early hours of the morning until sunset, while cooler weather is expected at nighttimes.

Egypt’s NCHR president reviews cooperation on human rights with UNICEF Egypt representative

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, the president of the National Council of Human Rights (NCHR), received on Sunday Jeremy Hopkins, the UNICEF Representative in Egypt, to discuss cooperation on implementing the country's recently launched human rights strategy, an official statement read.

Egypt ends coronavirus restrictions for mosques, reopens shrines for visitors

Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments announced that starting from Sunday, all mosques and shrines will be open and will operate normally nationwide after two years of coronavirus restrictions.

National Council for Women promotes resources to report domestic violence during Eid holiday

Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said it will receive over the Eid El-Fitr holiday complaints, inquiries, reports or distress messages from girls and women to solve any crisis related to domestic violence by communicating with the concerned authorities.

Giza Zoo receives over 200,000 visitors during Eid El-Fitr holiday

Egypt’s Giza Zoo received 100,000 visitors on the third day of the Eid El-Fitr holiday, Mohamed Ragai, the head of the Central Administration of Zoos, said on Wednesday.

Giza Zoo receives 80,000 visitors on 2nd day of Eid El-Fitr holiday

Giza Zoo, one of Egypt’s most popular family attractions, received 80,000 visitors on the second day of Eid El-Fitr holiday, Mohammad Ragai, the head of the Central Administration of Zoos, stated on Tuesday.

50,000 Egyptians visited archaeological sites, museums on 1st day of Eid El-Fitr

More than 50,000 Egyptians visited a number of museums and archaeological sites in different parts of Egypt on the 1st day of Eid El-Fitr according to the electronic booking system in those sites , MENA reported.

Egypt’s archaeological museums hold special exhibitions to celebrate Labour Day, Eid El-Fitr

Archaeological museums all over Egypt celebrated Labour Day and the advent of Eid El-Fitr by organising special exhibitions in their foyers featuring collections of various artefacts depicting Egyptian celebrations across history.

Sisi attends Eid El-Fitr celebration with families of army and police martyrs

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended on Monday a celebration of Eid El-Fitr with the families of Egyptian Armed Forces and police personnel killed or injured in the country’s battle against terrorism.

Egyptians flock to public spaces to celebrate Eid El-Fitr

Egyptian streets, public parks, and recreational venues were buzzing on Monday with celebrations of the first day of Eid El-Fitr, the three-day Islamic holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

In Photos: Egypt’s police distribute flowers, gifts to public in celebration of Eid El-Fitr

Members of the Egyptian police force distributed on Monday roses and gifts to pedestrians and drivers nationwide in celebration of Eid El-Fitr, a statement by the country’s Ministry of Interior said.

Egypt’s police tighten security measures to safeguard Eid El-Fitr celebrations

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has announced intensifying security measures and the implementation of large-scale security plans to safeguard the celebrations of Eid El-Fitr, which starts on Monday, and preserve public order.

Pope Tawadros greets Azhar grand imam on Eid El-Fitr

Pope Tawadros II, the pope of Alexandria and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, has greeted Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb on the occasion of Eid El-Fitr.

8 children drowned, 5 rescued after vehicle sinks into canal in Egypt’s Beheira

At least eight children were killed and five others were rescued in the northern Beheira governorate as a tricycle vehicle they were in overturned and sank into a canal in the early hours of Saturday.

Eid El-Fitr 2022 to start Monday in Egypt, prayers to take place in Cairo at 5:36am

The three-day Islamic holiday Eid El-Fitr will start in Egypt on Monday 2 May, Dar El-Iftaa — the main authority responsible for issuing religious edicts in Egypt — has announced as Shawwal moon was not sighted.

Egypt’s Dar El-Iftaa to sight crescent for Eid El-Fitr after sunset Saturday

Dar El-Iftaa — the main authority responsible for issuing religious edicts in Egypt — said it will attempt on Saturday evening to spot the crescent that would herald the advent of the month of Shawwal and the beginning of Eid El-Fitr.

Egypt allows Eid prayers in hundreds of open-air spaces near mosques ending pandemic ban

The Ministry of Religious Endowments allocated on Saturday 600 outdoor spaces at large mosques nationwide for the millions of worshippers who are expected to partake in the Eid El-Fitr prayers, ending a ban on outdoor Eid prayers - in place since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Syndicate mourns Al-Ahram journalist who took his own life

Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate has mourned the death of Emad El-Feki, a journalist at Al-Ahram who committed suicide at his office early morning on Thursday.

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