7 pm News Wrapup March 18

The Armed Forces arrested 9 “terrorist” suspects and destroyed 27 huts and houses during a North Sinai security operation conducted in Sheikh Zuwayed, Arish and Rafah cities.

The State Council’s first circuit of the Administrative Court in Cairo decided Tuesday to refer the case to declare Hamas a terrorist organization to the State Commissioners Authority, after court had banned the group and ordered to freeze its assets on March 4.

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The Cairo Appeal Court refused a request Monday by the defense team of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to replace one of the sitting judges in the case of the Ithadeya presidential palace clashes, as judges did not find strong reasons to do so.

Al-Azhar University students supporting the Muslim Brotherhood organized a protest, stormed the section designated for women, and went outside university campus, cutting off a main street in Nasr City, halting traffic and causing verbal quarrels between them and drivers.


Industry, Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour began a two-day visit to Sudan on Monday.

Indexes of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Tuesday’s mid-session collectively higher, offsetting their morning losses. In the end session, EGX indexes saw a slight rise amid concerns about Muslim Brotherhood protests scheduled Wednesday.


The third trial session of 35 Islamists facing charges of shooting 25 Central Security Forces conscripts to death on Aug. 19 and attempting to murder 18 officers and conscripts on Aug. 16, 2013 in Zagazig will be held March 30, including a Palestinian defendant.

Politicians and political parties criticized the Muslim Brotherhood’s call for protests on March 19 that would continue for 11 consecutive days under the slogan “The Street is Ours-Together for Salvation.”

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Shortly after the state-run National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) issued its final report Monday on the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) stated the report lacks “standards of documentation” and evidence.

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