7 pm News Wrapup April 12
By THE CAIRO POST

News & Politics

An attemped bomb attack at a hospital in Qena Saturday was intercepted morning, only a few minutes before the scheduled visit of Minister of Health Adel Adawy.

Activist Mahienour el-Masry was arrested on Friday by the police for allegedly violating the protest law. Masry was released on Saturday morning, pending a trial session scheduled for May 20.

Amnesty International issued a press release Friday warning Egyptian authorities from abusing power under the recent law amendments suggested under “counter-terrorism,” which it said could serve as a tool to curtail freedom of expression.

The case of former president Mohamed Morsi was adjourned to Sunday. He is charged with killing protesters in front of Ithadeya Palace. The Muslim Brotherhood also rejected a government decision to label them as a terrorist organization, in a press release on Friday.

Business

The Egyptian Federation of Societies of Investors (EFSI) announced it would host the presidential candidates to discuss ways to boost the economic aspects of their electoral platforms.

In-depth

Public demand intensifies against a Cabinet decision to use coal for energy.

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