7pm News Wrap Up March 15

Six soldiers were killed on Saturday morning by the Qalyubia Security Directorate, after gunmen targeted Shubra el-Kheima checkpoint. The assailants were not identified.



News & Politics

Former Member of Parliament Abdullah al-Moghazy demanded Saturday the dismissal of Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly for approving allowance payments for the ministry’s officials for attending and representing the ministry in official committees, an act which was banned by the former minister of solidarity, believed to waste thousands of pounds from public funds


Activist Alaa Abdel Fatah’s trial will be postponed to March 23, in which he is accused of participating in violent protests, for which 68 other detainees were sentenced two years in jail.


The Cairo Court of Appeals postponed looking into the request of the defense team of former President Mohamed Morsi to change the judges handling the case. There continue to be security concerns before each session of Morsi’s trial.




The Egyptian global depository receipts (GDRs) of Orascom Construction Industries and the Commercial International Bank dropped on Saturday at the London Stock Exchange, while the GDRs of EFG-Hermes remained stable, and Orascome Telecom rose.


The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ayman Abu Hadid announced the resuming of the solar energy project in Marsa Alam, within a month, to ensure the effective provision of basic needs of electricity and water.



Sudan’s neutral position concerning the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam looks critical to experts, who believe the relationship between Sudan and Egypt has been shaky since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Yet, Sudan and Egypt continue to have common interests.


Al-Azhar institution condemned the detention of 70 Egyptians in Libya by a group wearing military fatigue, who were arrested on March 14. Azhar demanded Libyan authorities to release the detained.



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Protests are ongoing against the Ministry of Antiquities, despite its statements regarding the restoration of stolen and damaged antiquities. Over the past several months, protests have been erupting against Mohamed Ibrahim since he took office as minister of antiquities after June 30.


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