7pm News Wrapup April 1

News & Politics:
Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of activist Ahmed Doma and others to April 9 in the case of the Cabinet clashes in order to hear further testimony from witnesses.

State Notary offices nationwide received 12,614 presidential endorsements in favor of Field Marhsal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and 3,485 endorsements in favor of presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi on the first day of the presidential endorsement.

Clashes erupted in several universities Tuesday after students organized protests denouncing violence used by security forces at Al-Azhar University in the past couple of days.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood following reports that the group is using London as a base for militant activities.

Cairo Criminal Court postponed Tuesday the trial of Mohamed Badie, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, and other Brotherhood leaders to April 6, in the case known as the “Rabaa al-Adaweya plan.” The court also postponed the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sonds Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six aides to April 2.


Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes showed mixed performance Thursday, amid signs of recovery from the heavy losses since Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced his bid for presidency last Wednesday.

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A number of activists created a new hashtag #SinaiIsOutOfCoverage to underline the challenges the residents face in the Sinai Peninsula.

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