Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

Egyptian school children can be seen in this file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 17 February 2018
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Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

LUXOR: A student at a school in Egypt’s governorate of Luxor was “slapped 12 times” by his teacher for allegedly eating his sandwich during class, a local news report said.
The student’s father is accusing a teacher at an elementary school of beating his son and slapping him 12 times on the face for eating during class time, a report by Masrawy said.
The assault reputedly led to facial bruises and bleeding from the student’s mouth as a result of him being pushed against the wall, the father was quoted as saying.
An official at the education directory in the governorate of Luxor said Saturday that investigations have been launched into the incident, adding that the medical report on the child’s case was also filed.


Iraq parliament approves ministers but deadlock over security posts

Updated 23 min 15 sec ago
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Iraq parliament approves ministers but deadlock over security posts

  • Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has now filled 17 posts in his cabinet of 22 ministers
  • Deadlock remains over the five empty posts including the key ministers of defense and interior

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament approved three new ministers Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has now filled 17 posts in his cabinet of 22 ministers. 

But deadlock remains over the five empty posts including the key ministers of defense and interior.

The other 14 were approved by parliament in late October.