7am News Wrapup March 27

Several political figures welcomed former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s decision to run for president, while the Muslim Brotherhood announced that there “can be no stability” under his rule.

Coming up: University students and the Brotherhood are expected to organize mass protests following Sisi’s announcement to run for president.

News & Politics:

“This is a very significant moment for me,” Sisi said after his candidacy announcement.

Notary legal members began training to use tablets and barcodes in the elections.

The Strong Egypt Party criticized the two-day Arab League summit in a statement, describing it as “soulless, hopeless and with no ambition.”

The interior ministry arrested a suspect in the case of a British tourist who was allegedly raped in Sharm el-Sheikh.


Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour’s recent visit to Moscow indicated new levels of economic cooperation between Egypt and Russia.


Turkey and Qatar were excluded from the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs’ two-day conference on Takfiri thought.

A legal advisor said the Minya Criminal Court judge who ordered mass death sentences for 529 Muslim Brotherhood members is ”unqualified.”

Editor’s Pick:

Several party leaders react to Sisi’s decision to run for president, Hamdeen Sabbahi welcomes his bid and the Muslim Brotherhood said there ”can be no stability” under Sisi.

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