7am Wrapup May 23
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Lieutenant Ramy Algelgely, 28, was killed after being shot in the neck in a shooting attack on a police vehicle near the border with Israel early Friday, and two other policemen were injured.

The Armed Forces began on Thursday to enact plans for distributing personnel and vehicles that will participate in securing the presidential elections May 26 and 27.

All the activists arrested in a protest in solidarity with lawyer and political activist Mahinour Al-Masry were released.

The Crystal Asfour Company administration in Qalyubia decided to give workers on strike a two-day vacation that began Wednesday toreconsider their stance and to prevent any clashes in factories.

Politics:

The state-affiliated National Council for Human Rights requested to visit Al-Jazeera detained journalist Abdallah Al-Shamy and detained political activist Mohamed Sultan, in response to public pressure.

Libya’s Karama battle, led by General Khalifa Haftar, caused debate over the relationship between events in Libya and the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt.

Business:

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will allow more flexibility at exchange markets.

Egypt is holding a conference and exhibit for franchise business from May 22 to 25.

Secretary-General of the Arab Investors Union Ambassador Gamal Bayoumi said that grants and loans provided to Egypt by other countries will help it fulfill its obligations.

Editor’s Picks:

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies released a report evaluating media coverage of the presidential campaigns, which showed Abdel Fatah al-Sisi dominating Egyptian coverage.

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