7am News Wrapup March 28

Sedki Sobhi took oath before Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour as the new Defense Minister and participated in his first Cabinet meeting Thursday, following Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s resignation to run for president. Doctors, pharmacists, vets and postal office workers continued their strikes.

Coming up: Tamarod is to rally on Friday to celebrate Sisi’s decision to run for president, while the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to protest.

News & Politics:

Tamarod is to rally on Friday to celebrate former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s decision to run for president.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis warned against building the Arish wall and threatened to target anyone who participates in the military project.

The trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his sons and four other defendants was postponed to May 21.

Postal office strikes continue, with workers demanding the implementation of a minimum wage law and other fiscal privileges.


South Korea is to provide Egypt with $1 million to help fund a vocational training center.

Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade, and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour called on Moscow and concerned companies to meet Egypt’s growing need for energy.


The Veterinarians Syndicate is to launch full strike every Wednesday.

Food supply investigators performed inspections in Beni Suef after reports of rotten meat.

Editor’s Pick:

The plight of the Brotherhood: Actual grounds or propaganda? The Muslim Brotherhood is now seeking international support for alleged human rights abuses against its members by the current regime amid controversy following a death penalty sentence for 529 members.

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