7am News Wrapup March 29

Clashes erupted Friday in Cairo and other governorates, leaving at least five dead including journalist Mayada Ashraf.

Coming up: Journalists call for a protest Saturday in black clothes at the Press Syndicate, condemning the killing of journalists during clashes, including Mayada Ashraf.

News & Politics:

The Medical Syndicate’s General Assembly announced the continuation of the doctors’ partial strike, to increase pressure on the government to meet their demands.

Egypt abstained from voting on the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on Thursday to affirm Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Press Syndicate head Diaa Rashwan was prevented from entering the hospital where the body of journalist Mayada Ashraf is being held.


The Mortgage Finance Fund tightens its bylaws to crack down on violators and to counter manipulation in the sale of condominiums allocated for people with low and mid-level incomes.


The Ministry of Tourism regards lewd hand gestures as sexual harassment, and drafted a legal memorandum that includes a list of proposed indecent acts that should fall within perceived harassment crimes.

Al-Ahly and Zamalek Sporting Clubs members participate in their elections.

Editor’s Pick:

Under the bridge with ‘The Abasseya Painter’

In a small booth under the Abasseya Bridge, a man sits holding a brush, surrounded by his artworks. His works are mostly portraits of old celebrities, but a celebrity known for his/her brilliant smile looks different under the bridge.

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