7am News Wrapup April 16
By THE CAIRO POST

An explosion occurred in North Sinai, leaving one officer injured. Two others were injured in a third minor explosion in Cairo on Tuesday and 44 students were harmed by a sound bomb explosion in Dakahlia.

News & Politics:

Thousands of administrative doctors began Tuesday a partial strike in hospitals and centers affiliated with the Ministry of Health, in a new escalation against the government.

The Saudi Cabinet announced its approval to sign a memorandum of understanding on an electricity grid linkage project with Egypt.

The new Egyptian Satellite will be launched Wednesday from Kazakhstan.

The Alexandria Court for Urgent Matters issued a verdict that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission cannot accept current or former Brotherhood members’ bids for presidential or parliamentary elections.

Business:

The Ministry of Agriculture launches a car fleet offering subsidized products to cruise the Greater Cairo region as mobile stores.

The Egyptian Customs Authority and used car parts importers agreed to ban the import of truck cabins, and to allow the import of engines of private cars and vans.

In-Depth:

Several NGOs criticized the “counter-terrorism” bills drafted by the Cabinet.

Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly formed a committee to follow up on the case of a four-year-old child named Mayada who was raped by her mother’s boyfriend.

Egypt summoned Iranian Charge d’Affairs Mojtaba Amani over the Iranian diplomatic missions’ behavior.

Editor’s Pick:

Freedom of, not from, religion in Egypt: Although atheism is not technically illegal in Egypt, those who openly question or deny religion, in particular Islam, can be charged with contempt of religion or insulting Islam.

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