7pm New Wrapup April 15

Twenty-five persons were injured following a Tuesday bomb blast at a girls school in Sinbelawin, near Dakahlia, according to the Ministry of Health.

A handmade bomb exploded in the police residence at Galaa Square, near the Cairo Opera House, leading to injury of three, including a police officer.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced he would supervise the investigations into the shooting of two reporters during Monday clashes in front of Cairo University between the security forces and university students, reported Youm7.

News and politics:

Marches by pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Cairo University cut off the roads in the neighboring area on Tuesday, protesting the death of a colleague during Monday clashes with police, according to Youm7.

Spokesperson of the Forensic Medical Authority Hisham Abdelhamid told Youm7 on Tuesday that the cause of death of the Dar Al-Uloom student who was killed Monday was agunshot to his back.

Former Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is so far the only official presidential candidate, Secretary General of the High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) Abdel Aziz Salman said Monday in an interview with Al-Hayah channel.

Second field army forces declared a state of stability in North Sinai, Youm7 reported on Tuesday. The news followed a Monday post made on a Twitter account associated with Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which declared control over Sinai and warned of further attacks saying “God enabled [the group] to take over North Sinai. We invite media to visit and see who is in control now.”


Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab reviewed the means to promote stock market growth to attract new domestic and foreign investments, during a Monday meeting with head of the Egyptian Exchange Mohamed Omran.

The Egyptian Exchange indexes collectively edged up Tuesday, boosted by the positive performance of blue chips topped by Talaat Moustafa and Global Telecom.


Due to the continuous violations that target ancient monuments in Egypt, “Save Cairo” was launched aiming to defend architectural heritage in the Egyptian capital, CBC aired in a report on Saturday.

The first Egyptian Festival for Environment on April 24 will teach children about recycling through its “Waraa Adeema,” or “Old Paper” event.

The second session of the International Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts will be held from April 19 to 25, CBC Extra aired Monday. The festival will include 31 bands from more than 21 countries, including Jordan, India and Thailand, to present their various performances for about a week.

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