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Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (C)prepares to lead the prayer over the coffins of the 16 soldiers killed during an attack on a border crossing post in Northern Sinai, during their funeral on August 7, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt-AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Qandil’s faux independents

The fact that a quarter of ministers in Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s cabinet remain in posts they held in his predecessor Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahmed Aboulenein

Foul play ruled out of nuclear scientist’s death

The body of nuclear scientist and former Cairo University lecturer Dr Wadie Wahba Girguis was found near the metro station in the Al-Wayli district of Cairo. Girguis had been missing from his home for five days before he was found. The Al-Wayli district prosecutor Moustafa Taya ruled out foul play in the scientist’s death and …

Ahmed Khalifa

Illicit Gains Authority to tackle high-profile embezzlement

By Moustafa Salah and Wafaa Abdel Bari Judicial sources within the Illicit Gains Authority have said that a schedule is to be put together soon to end the problem of embezzlement of Egyptian funds. The authority plans on addressing the problem in co-operation with the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and European Union countries to which money …

Daily News Egypt

PM requests daily report on the status of the national electrical grid

Prime Minister Dr Hesham Qandil has requested a daily report on the status of the nation’s electrical grid, in addition to estimates of consumption and production data. In its report to the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said that of 218 power stations, 8 are currently suffer operational problems due to …

Daily News Egypt