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Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32: officials

A fire broke out Wednesday at a charity hospital in Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said.

Temperature to drop in Egypt, possible rain in many areas this week: EMA

Egypt is set to experience a drop in temperatures nationwide starting Tuesday with high chances of moderate to heavy rain in many areas, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said on Monday.

ECSS to present findings of research project on extremism cost in Egypt at Cairo Book Fair Thursday

The Egyptian Centre for Strategic Studies (ECSS), a Cairo-based non-profit think tank, will present the findings of a research project dubbed “The Cost of Terrorism and Extremism in Egypt (1990-2020)” in a panel discussion at the 54th Cairo International Book Fair next Thursday.

More than 75% of Egyptians aware of 'overpopulation problem': Cabinet's information centre survey

A survey by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) shows that 75.6 percent of citizens are aware of the "overpopulation problem" in Egypt.

Laughing the pain away: How Egyptians talk about the economic crisis in memes

Just as they have done for centuries, Egyptians in the social media era are employing humour, memes and comics as they deal with the economic difficulties that the country is facing as a result of the consequences of the global crisis.

T-shirt weather forecast in South Sinai & Upper Egypt during the day this week

Egypt is set to see warm weather during the daytime with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius in the deep south of the country at some point this week, forecast the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA).

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Mediterranean, felt in Egypt

Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) recorded a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean, 502 km from the Egyptian coast at a depth of 54 km.

Egypt releases first quarterly bulletin to monitor human rights progress

Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) released its first periodical Human Rights Bulletin for the fourth quarter of 2022, detailing the efforts of the country towards upholding and protecting human rights.

Egypt's Al-Azhar calls on Arab, Muslim peoples to boycott Dutch, Swedish products

Egypt’s Al-Azhar – the world's leading Sunni Muslim religious institution – has called on the Arab and Muslim peoples to boycott all Dutch and Swedish products and to take a strong and unified stance in support of the Quran, read a statement on Wednesday.

Heikal Foundation of Arab Journalism award opens for submissions on February

The excellence award in journalism presented annually by Egypt's Heikal Foundation of Arab Journalism will be open for submissions for four months from 1 February to 31 May.

Egypt drafting legislation to regulate teaching licensing, education minister tells the Senate

“The education ministry is currently drafting legislation that would, if passed, require teachers to obtain licensing to be able to practice teaching," said Education Minister Red Hegazi, adding that "those who will practice teaching without a prior licence will be criminalised and penalised."

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).

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