7 pm News Wrapup March 16
By THE CAIRO POST

Five gas cylinders, planted as bombs ready to explode through a connected electric cable were found in a school in Giza. A bomb squad managed to successfully diffuse the bombs.

Military courts will try the cases of attacks on security checkpoints and state facilities. The military is coordinating with police authorities to enhance security measures to face attacks on security checkpoints, individuals and institutions.

 

News & Politics

Former presidential candidate Khaled Ali will not run for president because he believes candidates “do not have an equal opportunity.” Ali called on the military to withdraw from political life, in reference to Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who is expected to run for president.

 

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the trial of 17 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, charged with killing and inciting violence against protesters in front of the Brotherhood’s office in Moqattam during the June 30 events, to March 29.

 

Business

Giza Governorate and the Industrial Development Authority signed a protocol to implement a project in Abu Rawash industrial zone in Cairo, at a cost of $41 million, to develop infrastructure services and increase job opportunities.

 

In-Depth

Egyptian activist Vivian Magdy, also the Chairperson of the Organization of Backing Liberal and Social Development (OBLSD), spoke out on the violation of human rights and freedoms since June 30, comparing the country’s current situation to the oppressive era of former president Hosni Mubarak.

Amid ongoing partial strikes by doctors, the Supreme Committee for the Doctors Strike demanded Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab secure public hospitals against assaults doctors face during strikes.

 

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Cairo’s City of the Dead reflects the literal meaning of its name; among hundreds of tombs, hundreds of thousands of people struggle to survive on 5.5 square miles.

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