7pm News Wrapup March 14

As regularly witnessed on Fridays, Muslim Brotherhood supporters held demonstrations against the government after Friday prayers. Clashes occurred with police forces in Minya, Upper Egypt. Besides, around 70 Egyptians were seized by Libyans in military uniforms in Tripoli.

News & Politics:

About 70 Egyptians were seized by a group wearing military clothes in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday evening and are currently being held captive, according to a press statement by the Foreign Ministry on its Facebook page on Friday.

Interim President Adly Mansour said Egypt would have an elected leader in two and a half months, in an interview published Friday by the state-owned Al-Ahram daily.

The staff of the State Notary Office will protest outside the Ministry of Justice on Thursday to demand “equality between the ministry’s sectors,” board member of the Advisers of the State Notary Office Association Momen Khairallah told The Cairo Post Friday.

Security bodies arrested 11 suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Minya who are accused of storming and torching a police station and an attempt of bank robbery during riots that hit the governorate in August following the dispersal of pro-MB sit-ins in Cairo and Giza.


Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdul Muttalib said the government would provide a grant for bilateral projects worth $57 million between Egypt and Nile Basin countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi says he doubts Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will bring democracy if elected, citing alleged rights abuses since he toppled the country’s first democratically chosen leader.

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