7am News Wrapup March 30
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

 

The Press Syndicate filed a request to investigate in the killing of journalist Mayada Ashraf.

An explosion in a petroleum products depot in Sohag left 10 killed and 37 injured.

The presidency received the anti-harassment draft law from the Cabinet

Coming up: the Presidential Elections Committee is scheduled to meet Sunday at 4 pm and will announce the timeline of the elections process and the dates of registration for presidential candidacy as well as the elections and results.

News & Politics:

Presidential Candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi is ready for a debate with Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Giza Criminal Prosecution adjourned the trial of 23 men accused of “terrorist” attacks in Giza’s Kerdasa to April 7.

Sharqia Security forces arrested a “mentally challenged suspect” on charges of killing a woman and injuring five others in Zagazig railway station.

Presidential Advisor Sakina Fouad called for a media campaign to spread awareness about sexual harassment.

Business:

Minister of Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said the potential U.S. Free Trade Zone agreement with Egypt is over as Russia is keen to cooperate with Egypt.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab plans to solve pensioners problems within one month and affirms the pensioners’ rights to improve their financial status.

In-Depth:

Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdul Muttalib said Egypt has water reserves sufficient for two years, and citizens should not worry about the effects of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with members of  the Supreme Council for Universities and granted them the right to confront the Muslim Brotherhood students’ alleged plans to incite violence and vandalism.

Editor’s Pick:

Taharor Movement aims to collect 50,000 signatures nationwide in support of former Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei to run for president.

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