7am News Wrapup March 20

Two died and 30 were injured during Wednesday protests in five governorates called for by the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy. Doctors and pharmacists continued their partial strike. Several political parties presented suggestions to interim President Adly Mansour to end debate related to the immunity of Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee decisions.

Coming up: National Alliance to Support Legitimacy is expected to continue its protests.

News & Politics:

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign began planning on Wednesday the promotion of Sabbahi’s electoral program.

A presidential delegation is attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.

Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said that several countries now understand Egypt’s situation and its support road map.


According to the new constitution, the Egyptian Tax Authority can impose taxes on Egyptians living abroad, but experts are divided about whether it should.


Twelve Egyptians returned to Egypt Tuesday amid controversy over whether they were kidnapped or detained in Libya.

The government is expected to adopt a new system for food subsidies to widen the range of commodities for customers.

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