7am News Wrapup May 18


A bomb rocked late Saturday a campaign conference for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in Marg neighborhood, injuring two officers and several bystanders

Amnesty International called on Friday for an urgent action campaign regarding detained Al -Jazeera journalists Abdullah el-shamy, and Mohamed Soltan, the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, both of whom are on a hunger strike to protest their detention.


An initiative to distribute energy-saving light bulbs throughout Egypt’s governorates was launched Saturday by the presidential campaign of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The Islamist dominated National Conscience Front (NCF) made contact with a number of independent public figures to launch a reconciliation initiative between the Egyptian people and the Muslim Brotherhood after presidential elections, Youm7 reported Ambassador Ibrahim Youssri, chairperson of the front, as saying Saturday.


Standard & Poor’s credit-rating agency announced Friday it had reaffirmed Egypt’s long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings at ‘B-/B’, and recognized Egypt’s fiscal outlook as stable.

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Political activist Alaa Abdel Fatah’s request to change the judge in Shura Council case was rejected by the Cairo Court of Appeal Saturday and he was fined 5,000 EGP.

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