7pm News Wrapup April 25
By THE CAIRO POST

News & Politics:

Friday clashes between security and pro-Muslim Brotherhood protestors resulted in the death of a 52-year-old man due to suffocation from tear gas, and the death of one woman, 38, after she was shot with bird shot in the stomach, in Fayoum. Another was reported killed in Minya.

The defense team of 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters  will not attend their mass trial scheduled for Saturday, said Ashraf Omran, a lawyer of the defense team on Friday.

Subsidization should be reconsidered no matter the criticism, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said, condemning “supporting the rich at the expense of the poor,” and vowing “to protect the poor” before taking steps regarding subsidies, according to a Cabinet statement late Thursday.

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy met with members of the Egyptian community in San Francisco Bay at the start of his visit to the US. Egypt’s top diplomat is heading to Washington as he will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday for talks on bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region.

Business:

The Arab Contractors, an affiliate of Ministry of Housing,  is implementing mega-projects in Chad with total investments worth 300 million euros($415 million,) in addition to other projects in different African states, Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouli said late Thursday.

In-Depth:

A number of journalists have rejected an offer of conditional protection by the Interior Ministry, based on their physical presence on the security forces side, and have also rejected bulletproof vests that resemble army uniforms.

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