The tragedy of a pregnant woman whose baby died after she was forced to give birth outside the doors of a public hospital because she could not afford a small admission fee has outraged people in Egypt, where one-third of the 104 million population lives below the poverty line.
Two people were killed and several others injured Tuesday in a train accident north of Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said after the country’s latest rail tragedy.
“We were shocked,” said a resident of Ezbet Abu Ragab, an area in Qalyubiya home mainly to farmers and employees of a government agricultural center, “when the Agricultural Research Center announced that we needed to evacuate our homes by the end of February.”
At least 11 people were killed after a train derailed on Sunday near the city of Toukh in Qalyubiya Governorate and 97 were injured, according to the Health Ministry.
Egyptian social media users have lashed out at security services after a man was reportedly beaten to death by a police officer on Wednesday.
Priest Makkar Saad Makkar was shot inside St Mark’s Church located in Shubra El-Khaima district by a church guard over “a personal dispute,” according to a statement released by Qalioubiya security directorate.
On Monday an administrative guard at the Saint Mark Church in Shubra al-Kheima fired at a priest there, killing him immediately.
Security forces and bomb squads dealt with a bomb that was placed inside a private car near the Banha power station on Banha-Mansoura road in Qalyubia.
According to the foreign and local Egyptian media outlets, the govenor of Qalyubia decreed that images of Mickey Mouse and accompanying cartoon characters are to be replaced by military heroes on the walls of pre-schools.
Cell members accused of failed attack on church in Qalyubia Saturday referred to State Security Prosecution
The case involving members of an alleged terrorist cell reportedly involved in planning a failed attack on the church of the Virgin Mary in Qalyubia on Saturday was referred to State Security Prosecution on Monday for further investigation, after their identities were released by the Interior Ministry on Sunday evening.