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GROZNY, June 13, 2018 (News Wires) - Mohamed Salah gave Egypt's World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base.

The Pharoahs' superstar has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26.

However, an AFP reporter saw the forward take part in his first training session since the injury on Wednesday, going through a range of warm-up exercises with his teammates.

Team director Ihab Lahita was cagey about Salah's progress, saying there was no guarantee he would play in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday.

"There's a good degree of progress but no definitive decision on whether he takes part, as we are following his case day by day," he told reporters.

CAIRO, May 9, 2018 - The Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan and Italy’s Ambassador in Cairo, Giampaolo Cantini, on Wednesday discussed co-operation in the field of vocational training.

Discussions also covered supporting Egyptian labour in Italy within the framework of a protocol signed by the two countries. According to Saafan, Egypt needs to make use of Italian experience in the field of vocational training.

The two sides agreed to develop the Egyptian curriculum and to train the trainers and accredit them at the Don Bosco Italian Institute for Vocational Education.

Egyptian vocational trainers can get their certificates from the Don Bosco Institute endorsed by the Italian embassy in Cairo.

The Italian ambassador said that relations with Egypt were very strong in the field of vocational trainings as Egypt had a great history in the industrial field.

The ambassador added that the Embassy was ready to co-operate with various ministries and to exchange expertise.  

CAIRO, March 10, 2018 -  The Head of Egypt's National Media Regulatory Authority, Hussein Zain, said Saturday that the Authority gave priority to offering continued education and training programmes to junior media workers.

Since its inception in 2017,  the Authority offered training programmes to close to 1,500 media people at specialized academies and colleges, Mr. Zain said.

He added at the Arab Youth Media Forum, now being held at the headquarters of the Arab League in downtown Cairo, would be providing junior media personnel with a training course that would help them abide by the professional codes of ethics and do their work objectively.

The Authority, Zain went on,  also paid attention to the on-line media, which complemented the traditional media.

However, Mr. Zain warned against the dangers of dependence on social media in news gathering and reporting now that there was no quality control over the information it was offering to readers.

AMMAN, Jordan, March 6 - (AP) — The secretary general of NATO says the alliance plans to step up training of Iraq's armed forces, including by setting up military academies.

Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the goal of training is to ensure that the Islamic State terrorist group "is never able to come back in the way we have seen before."

NATO is part of a global alliance that drove IS from large areas in Syria and Iraq.

After declaring victory over IS in December, Iraqi officials said they will focus on training the armed forces with the help of NATO and Western nations.

Despite of billions of dollars spent on training Iraqi forces after the 2003 US-led invasion, the military suffered a humiliating defeat when IS terrorists swept through nearly one-third of Iraq in mid-2014.