7am News Wrapup March 16

Tawfik Mohammed Freij known as “Aby Abdullah” died on March 11 in a car accident while carrying “a heat bomb that accidently went off and killed him,” Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis announced in a March 14 official statement.

Coming up: The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is set to announce on Monday in Giza its full fact-finding report of the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya Square sit-in.

News & Politics:

Al-Azhar University resumed on Saturday the second semester after it had been postponed three times successively for security reasons. However, security forces were not present outside the campus, in contrast to a decision to deploy Ministry of Interior security forces per a protocol signed between the ministry and the university.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the release of 21 of the detainees in Libya after ensuring of the validity of their residency papers. 


Cairo Court of Misdemeanors referred well-known businessman Ahmed Ezz’s taxes case to the Court of First Instance, his defense lawyer Mohamed Tanweer declared to the press on Saturday.


The movie “Noah” starring Russell Crowe raised controversy in Egypt, the artistic movement Creativity Front issued a press release on its Facebook on Friday stating that “allowing or prohibiting movies is the responsibilities of the ministries of Culture and Media not related to Al-Azhar.”

Editor’s Pick:

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi spoke to The Cairo Post on Saturday and said that if he became president, he would amend the 2013 protest law to “regulate” protest “not restrict it.”

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