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Nasser’s Head of Presidential Office Sami Sharaf dies at 93

Sami Sharaf, the longtime head of the presidential information office at the time of President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, passed away on Monday in Cairo at the age of 93.

Technology, finance essential for adapting food, agriculture sector to climate change: Mohieldin

Technology and finance are key elements for adapting food and agriculture to climate change, thus achieving food security, stressed the UN Climate Change High Level Champion Mahmoud Mohieldin on Monday.

US allocates $25 mln additional grant for expanding career centres programme in Egypt

The US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on Sunday announced the expansion of the University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) to all public universities and other select higher education institutions in Egypt.

Facebook most used social media platform in Egypt, followed by Instagram: Survey

Facebook is the most used social media platform in Egypt, followed by Instagram and then Tiktok, according to a survey conducted by the Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) in January 2022.

Frost expected in Central Sinai this week

Frost is expected on some regions of Central Sinai alongside extremely cold nighttime weather across southern regions of Egypt through Friday, announced the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) on Saturday.

Columbia University names Egypt-born Minouche Shafik as its next President

New York-based Columbia university announced on Wednesday that Egyptian-born figure Minouche Shafik would become its first-woman president next summer.

Thursday paid holiday for 25 January Revolution, Police Day anniversary

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has designated Thursday 26 January a paid day off for the anniversary of the 25 January Revolution as well as Egypt's Police Day.

Out of Nile, into tile: Young Egyptians battle plastic plague

Entrepreneurial young Egyptians are helping combat their country's huge plastic waste problem by recycling junk-food wrappers, water bottles and similar garbage that usually ends up in landfills or the Nile.

Egypt to see warmer weather during daytime until Monday: EMA

Egypt is expected to see moderate weather during daytime until Monday, with temperatures rising by an average of 2-3 degrees Celsius, reported the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

Egypt imports water consuming foods as it faces annual water deficit, says irrigation minister

Egypt faces a water deficit of around 30-35 billion cubic metres (bcm). Therefore, it adopts several measures to overcome this challenge, including importing food that requires for its production additional amounts of water annually, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hany Sewilam said Tuesday.

Former Minister of Interior Mansour Essawy passes away

Former Minister of Interior Mansour Essawy, who was the first to head the ministry after the ousting of late President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, passed away after a long struggle with illness.

Citizens without ration cards will be able to get subsidised bread using prepaid cards: Supply minister

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi announced that Egyptian citizens who do not have ration cards will be able to buy subsidised bread using prepaid cards.

Over $1 billion worth of medicines released from Egyptian ports: Official

Over $1 billion worth of medicines have been released from Egyptian ports since early December as part of the country's continued efforts to clear imports backlog resulting from a crunch of hard currency, said Ali Ouf, head of the Medicines Division at the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Commerce

4 mln tons of local wheat targeted from upcoming harvest season: Egypt's supply minister

Egypt targets buying four million tons of local wheat supplies from farmers during the upcoming harvest season beginning in April, announced Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi on Monday.

Egypt expected to see rainfall on some regions on Monday: EMA

Egypt is expected to see rainfall on Lower Egypt's North Coast, Greater Cairo, and Suez Canal cities and northern Upper Egypt, said the Egyptian Meteorological Authority on Monday.

After server crashes, Egypt says exams for students abroad will not be postponed

Egypt’s education ministry has dismissed rumours that Egyptian students residing abroad will be required to take all their exams in one batch at the end of the year, after many students abroad failed to take their online exams due to server failures.

In Photos: Heavy rain batters Alexandria for the second day amid ‘Great Faida’ storm

A wave of bad weather and heavy rain continued to batter Alexandria on Friday for the second day in a row amid the week-long “Great Faida” storm, which starts in the northern governorate on 12 January every year.

Rain, thunder expected in various parts of Egypt on Thursday

Several areas of Greater Cairo and northern Egypt are expected to see light to heavy rain and thunder on Thursday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has said.

Sisi urges public to trust government, not spread panic amid economic crisis

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday urged Egyptians to trust in the government to address the ongoing economic crisis and refrain from spreading panic, also calling for a greater role of civil society in confronting the effects of the crisis.

Death toll of Upper Egypt building collapse rises to seven

At least seven people died and three others were injured after a five-storey building collapsed early on Sunday in the Upper Egypt governorate of Assiut.

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