7 pm News Wrapup April 19
By THE CAIRO POST

News

Clashes erupted during the early hours of Saturday between Muslim and Coptic residents in Khosous residents, as fire arms were used in an outbreak of violence near Mary Girgis Church in Qalyubia governorate.

On a further note, Members of the Muslim Brotherhood set fire to oil and petrol shops and a super market on Friday in Ezbet el-Nakhl after using fireworks and Molotov cocktails in a fight with residents who would not let their march pass from the street.

Politics

Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi submitted Saturday 31,100 electoral endorsements from 17 governorates to the High Presidential Elections Committee, making him the second official candidate in presidential elections after Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Meanwhile, Mortada Mansour announced during a Saturday press conference that he will withdraw from the presidential race.

Business

The Ministry of Manpower and Immigration began receiving applications Sunday for 32,739 job opportunities in both the private and investments sectors.

The Ministry of Petroleum will implement a program to increase productivity and efficiency of oil refineries, with total investments worth $1.5 billion, amid efforts to meet growing domestic consumption.

The Emirati government finalized a pledge of petroleum aid worth $ 2 billion during 1st week of April.

In-depth

The Jihadist group Soldiers of Egypt claimed responsibility for a Friday explosion took place in Mohandessin’s Lebanon Square, causing the death of one police officer.

Mercy for Iran woman on death row if she tells ‘truth’.

Editor’s pick

Satirist Bassem Youssef mocked Egyptian presidential candidates Hamdeen Sababhi and Mortada Mansour in his most recent episode of the popular TV show El-Bernameg, describing the presidential elections as “free presidential wrestling.”

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