7am News Wrapup March 13
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Interim President Adly Mansour met with party representatives for a national dialogue to discuss the presidential elections law and the article granting immunity to Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee decisions, which representatives rejected.

A tourist bus heading to Luxor collided with a car Wednesday. No casualties were reported.

News & Politics:

Dostour Party head Hala Shukrallah said the meeting with interim President Adly Mansour focused on the rejection of granting immunity to Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee decisions.

The U.S. Department of State hosted a meeting between the U.S. and Egypt to discuss the protection of antiques and methods to counter smuggling.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab assigned the Central Auditing Authority head to investigate financial corruption in state facilities.

Al-Azhar University bans political protests on campus.

The Nour Party met with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and presented a study regarding the development of the Dabaa nuclear project.

Business:

The Central Bank of Egypt is to auction $930 million in short-term treasury bills on behalf of the government.

The Minister of Finance said Egypt’s budget needs an additional 140 billion EGP for the education, health and scientific research sectors.

In-Depth:

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published a study outlining the environmental and economic damage that the MOPCO-Agrium fertilizer plant has caused over the years.

Editor’s Pick:

Tourist bus crash brings to light prevalence of traffic accidents in Egypt.

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