7am News Wrapup April 13

Coming up: The European Union is set to sign two warrants, with the High Presidential Elections Committee Sunday, and the Cabinet Monday, to monitor the upcoming presidential elections.

News & Politics:

Minister of Higher Education Wael el-Degwy said the protest law will be applied on university campuses.

The High Presidential Elections Committee called for submitting suggestions to facilitate the voting process for Egyptians abroad.

Security forces have undertaken security measures ahead of Easter Sunday on April 20 to protect churches and surroundings areas.

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb visited Aswan, amid efforts to reconcile two feuding Aswan tribes, whose hostilities were responsible for 27 deaths.


Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby signed Saturday for a $300 million loan from the World Bank to finance micro and small enterprises.


The April 6 Youth Movement kicked off two weeks of demonstrations against the protest law with a campaign called “Freedom Marathon” Saturday.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab discussed the construction of a wall around archaeological areas inside the pyramids area to protect them from the human threats.

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