7pm News Wrapup June 11


Alaa Abdel Fatah was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in jail for conducting illegal protests outside the Shura Council in November 2013.

Former presidential candidate and founder of the Popular Current Hamdeen Sabbahi will contest Egypt’s upcoming Parliament elections through an electoral alliance.

Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam hosted the United for Egypt conference Wednesday, sponsored by Italy’s Tourism Business Union (ASTOI), which gathered over 700 Italian tour operators.

State forensics announced Wednesday it had examined the seven women who were allegedly sexually attacked by mobs in Tahrir Square Sunday.

The Brazilian embassy has confirmed with Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb that he will deliver a speech June 12 at the opening ceremony of World Cup 2014.


There are indications of a breakthrough in Egyptian-Ethiopian relations following a fallout between the two countries over construction of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam.

The congratulatory cable dispatched by Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to newly-elected president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on the occasion of taking the oath of president may indicate a thaw in relations.

Turkish President Abdullah Gül sent a telegram to the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara Wednesday to congratulate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on becoming Egypt’s new president.


MSCI announced late Tuesday that it is no longer considering launching a public consultation on a potential exclusion of the MSCI Egypt Index from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

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