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Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers
Egypt sentences British woman to 3 years' jail for carrying 300 banned painkillers
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
Sudanese doctors urge declaration of deadly cholera outbreak but state won’t comply
'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs
Laura Plummer latest: British woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers set to be freed
2018-01-26 14:35:05 A British woman who was jailed in Egypt on drug-smuggling charges is reportedly preparing to be freed within the next two days. Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was sentenced to three years in prison in December for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country in her suitcase. But her family understand she will not have to serve rest of her sentence, after she was pardoned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, The Sun reported   Read More ...
Mum of Brit jailed in Egypt for carrying illegal painkillers says her 'frightened' daughter wept 'I can't do this'
2017-12-31 08:32:53 THE mum of a British woman locked up in Egypt for carrying prescription painkillers says her weeping daughter told her "I can't do this." Laura Plummer, 33, was jailed for three years on Boxing Day after flying to the Middle Eastern country with banned Tramadol pills in her suitcase for boyfriend Omar. Devastated mum Roberta Synclair told the Mirror of her fears for her daughter   Read More ...
Family’s fears for UK tourist Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers
2017-12-28 00:07:55 THE family of UK tourist Laura Plummer fear she won’t survive in a hellhole jail where she was secretly moved, after being sentenced for smuggling painkillers into Egypt. A British woman accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years. Laura Plummer, 33, a shop worker from Hull, was arrested as she entered the country in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada carrying 320 tramadol tablets   Read More ...
British woman sentenced in Egypt to three years in jail for smuggling painkillers
2017-12-27 14:03:49 A general view of al-Bahr al-Ahmar court where British national Laura Plummer faces trial for drug trafficking, in Hurghada, Egypt, November 11, 2017. (Reuters) CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday for smuggling around 300 painkiller tablets into the country, in a ruling her defence team said she would appeal to have overturned or commuted   Read More ...
Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers
2017-12-27 12:09:56 CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers into the country, sentencing her to three years in prison. The woman, 33-year-old Laura Plummer from Hull, has maintained her innocence since her arrest in October on arrival from Britain at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort city. She has insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who suffers chronic back pain   Read More ...
Egypt sentences British woman to 3 years' jail for carrying 300 banned painkillers
2017-12-26 20:00:01 Laura Plummer (file photo) British woman Laura Plummer has been jailed for three years for after flying into Egypt carrying 300 prohibited painkillers for her husband’s bad back. The 33-year-old from Hull was arrested on 9 October after the authorities discovered the prescription drugs Tramadol and Naproxen in her suitcase. She is said to have been taking 29 sheets of the medicinal to her Egyptian husband Omar, who suffers from back pain caused by an accident   Read More ...
A U.K. Woman Tried to Bring Painkillers Into Egypt. She Was Sentenced to 3 Years
2017-12-26 19:47:55 A U.K. woman arrested in October for bringing potent painkillers into Egypt has been convicted and sentenced to three years in jail. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested after authorities found her bringing 300 tablets of Tramadol, a powerful class C painkiller, into Egypt, the BBC reports. Tramadol is legal in the U.K. with a prescription, but illegal in Egypt. Plummer said she did not know the drug was illegal in Egypt and was bringing the pills into the country for her partner, who suffers from back pain after an accident, according to the BBC   Read More ...
UK woman sentenced to three years jail for smuggling painkillers into Egypt
2017-12-26 19:45:32 An Egyptian court has convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers into the country, sentencing her to three years in jail. The woman, 33-year-old Laura Plummer from Hull, has maintained her innocence since her arrest in October on arrival from Britain at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort city. She insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who suffered chronic back pain   Read More ...
Prisoners’ pictures show squalid conditions in Egypt’s jails as Brit tourist Laura Plummer begins three-year sentence for smuggling painkillers
2017-12-26 19:33:39 THESE are the squalid conditions British tourist Laura Plummer could face after she was jailed for three years for smuggling painkillers into Egypt. The 33-year-old shop assistant, from Hull, wept and slumped to the floor in court as her sentence was passed down earlier today. Laura's family say she will now be taken to Qena prison - about an hour's drive north of Luxor - where inmates sleep in cells with no bed and only blankets   Read More ...
Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers
2017-12-26 16:41:18 CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers into the country, sentencing her to three years in prison. The woman, 33-year-old Laura Plummer from Hull, has maintained her innocence since her arrest in October on arrival from Britain at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort city. She has insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who suffers chronic back pain   Read More ...
Egypt court jails British woman of smuggling painkillers
2017-12-26 16:05:13 Cairo - A court in Egypt's Red Sea region has convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers banned in the Arab country, sentencing her to three years in prison. The woman, 33-year-old Laura Plummer from Hull, has maintained her innocence since her arrest in October on arrival from Britain at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort city. She has insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner who suffers chronic back pain   Read More ...
Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers
2017-12-26 14:07:11 CAIRO (AP) — A court in Egypt's Red Sea region has convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers banned in the Arab country, sentencing her to three years in prison. The woman, 33-year-old Laura Plummer from Hull, has maintained her innocence since her arrest in October on arrival from Britain at Hurghada, a Red Sea resort city. She has insisted the Tramadol tablets were for her Egyptian partner who suffers chronic back pain   Read More ...
Laura Plummer: British tourist jailed for three years for carrying painkillers into Egypt, family says
2017-12-26 13:34:30 A British tourist accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years, her family has said. Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, was arrested after she was found to be carrying 290 tramadol tablets in her suitcase, a painkiller which is legal in the UK but which is banned in Egypt. Ms Plummer's family, who have described her as "naive", said she was taking the tablets for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 14:01:07 CAIRO (AP) - The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 13:05:11 CAIRO -- The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 per cent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 12:46:11 CAIRO (AP) -- The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 12:16:14 The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voicing alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 08:32:33 CAIRO - The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 per cent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, UN officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 08:07:59 CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 08:06:44 CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt
2017-12-04 08:05:59 The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, UN officials say, is infecting more young and adolescent people than any other age group   Read More ...
Egypt's prime minister to seek medical care in Germany - cabinet
2017-11-22 21:03:00 CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will travel to Germany on Thursday for medical treatment and surgery and is expected to be there for three weeks, the cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday. It did not specify the condition he would be treated for. The cabinet spokesman said the presidency would choose someone to perform the premier's duties in Ismail's absence   Read More ...
British tourist who could face death penalty 'for taking 300 painkiller pills into Egypt' faces trial on Christmas Day
2017-11-19 01:33:35 A British tourist who faces the death penalty for allegedly taking strong painkillers into Egypt is due to stand trial on Christmas day. Laura Plummer has already spent six weeks behind bars in the holiday result of Hurghada after being arrested at the airport on drug smuggling charges. The 33-year-old has been told she will face a judge on the holiday date, as the Muslim country considers December 25 as a normal working day   Read More ...
78 Egyptians die of heart attacks, breathing complications in Mecca Hajj
2017-09-11 10:42:40 SUMMARY 78 Egyptians die of heart attacks, breathing complications in Mecca Hajj It has also been reported that 14 Nigerians, 23 Bangladeshi and at least 78 Pakistani were among pilgrims who died in Saudi Arabia Deaths from heat exhaustion, fatigue and other natural causes are a common occurrence among pilgrims The death toll of Egyptian pilgrims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca has risen to 78, the Egyptian Health Ministry has said   Read More ...
Egypt, once top Hepatitis C sufferer, draws cure seekers
2017-09-10 20:05:43 Cairo - Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure. Nada, 31, only learned that he carried the virus when he tried to donate blood. "At first I was very angry," he said. "I kept thinking whether it was from my previous work as a dentist, or from the barber or from what? I didn't know   Read More ...
Egypt, once top Hepatitis C sufferer, draws cure seekers
2017-09-10 11:30:26 CAIRO: Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure. Nada, 31, only learned that he carried the virus when he tried to donate blood. "At first I was very angry," he said. "I kept thinking whether it was from my previous work as a dentist, or from the barber or from what? I didn't know   Read More ...
Prime-Boost Vaccination in Egypt: Field Experiences
2017-08-29 12:13:43 Vaccination against H5N1 viruses, based on inactivated H5 vaccines, was adopted in Egypt in 2006. Recently, vector vaccines based on fowl pox with H5-insertion have been used in prime-boost schedules to induce early onset of immunity and protection against the circulating HPAIV in endemic areas. Vector vaccines are administered to 1-day old chickens in the hatchery, later followed by an inactivated H5N1 vaccine booster administration   Read More ...
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
2017-07-03 06:36:31 Cairo - Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak. Hossam al-Amin al-Badawi, of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, said on Sunday that at least 22 000 cases of acute diarrhea have led to at least 700 fatalities since May 20. He says it is most likely cholera, but the government refuses to test for it   Read More ...
Sudanese doctors urge declaration of deadly cholera outbreak but state won’t comply
2017-07-03 04:03:51 CAIRO – Sudanese doctors and aid workers urged the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak and delay the start of the school year, which began on Sunday, although authorities say the situation is under control. The disease, which is passed through contaminated water, has surfaced across the country, including in the capital, Khartoum, prompting the U   Read More ...
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
2017-07-02 16:06:04 Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak and delay the start of the school year, which began today. The disease, which is passed through contaminated water, has surfaced in five states, including the capital, Khartoum. The US Embassy said last month that fatalities had been confirmed, and Egypt has begun screening passengers from Sudan at Cairo's international airport   Read More ...
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
2017-07-02 14:03:48 CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak. Hossam al-Amin al-Badawi, of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, said Sunday that some 22,000 cases of acute diarrhea have led to at least 700 fatalities since May 20. He says it is most likely cholera, but the government refuses to test for it   Read More ...
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
2017-07-02 13:40:41 CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak. Hossam al-Amin al-Badawi, of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, said Sunday that some 22,000 cases of acute diarrhea have led to at least 700 fatalities since May 20. He says it is most likely cholera, but the government refuses to test for it   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 20:01:09 CAIRO -- Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200,000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 19:37:18 Cairo - Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organisation because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200 000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 16:11:18 Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organisation because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement yesterday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200,000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 15:36:13 CAIRO (AP) — Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200,000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 15:08:20 CAIRO (AP) — Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200,000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak
2017-06-29 15:02:14 Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected cases to the hospital. The airport is already screening passengers coming from Yemen, due to a rapidly spreading epidemic there that has led to over 200,000 suspected cases   Read More ...
Cairo airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera
2017-06-28 20:02:34 Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday.Sudan's government has not officially declared a cholera outbreak, reporting instead on cases of "Acute Watery Diarrhoea", the World Health Organization (WHO) told Reuters.The outbreak affects 12 out of 18 of Sudan's states.Neighbouring South Sudan has been experiencing a cholera outbreak since mid-2016, according to WHO information   Read More ...
Cairo airport to screen passengers from Sudan for cholera
2017-06-28 15:42:42 CAIRO Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said on Wednesday. Similar measures are already carried out in Cairo airport for people arriving from Yemen due to an epidemic there. "The number of doctors and health monitors in arrival halls has increased to monitor the flights and examine passengers coming from infected areas," Head of Airport Quarantine Medhat Qandil said   Read More ...