7am News Wrapup March 24

Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released on bail. Egypt is to host the 26th Arab Summit. Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission issued five decisions regulating the elections process.

Coming up: The trial of detained Al Jazeera journalist is to be held Monday on charges of belonging to a “terrorist” group. Egyptian presidential delegation is to present its nuclear power project during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague Monday and Tuesday.

News & Politics:

A young woman argues that mandatory military enlistment for males in Egypt should apply also to Egyptian women.

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said the ministry is importing arms from Russia to make up for a shortage after the U.S. and European Union stopped sending weapons.


Former senior advisor to ousted President Mohamed Morsi, Ayman Sayyad, said the new president’s main role must be to change the old regime to a democratic one.

New initiative launched to address sexual harassment as a perpetual problem in Egypt.

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United Arab Emirates-based company Arabtec Construction has completed the design for a one million unit housing project with the cooperation of the Military Engineering Authority.

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