7am News Wrapup June 16


Government seized Sunday the assets of the Seoudi and Zad supermarket chains, alleging that the chains are owned by MB leaders.

Security forces in North Sinai Sunday evening announced an overnight curfew was in effect for Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed

Security forces stormed the printing house of Wasal, a magazine issued by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and confiscated issues of the publication.


Al Wafd party withdrew from Amr Moussa’s political alliance and announced forming new alliance called “the Egyptian Wafd”.

President Sisi said the opportunity for national reconciliation in Egypt still exists but not for people with “blood on their hands,” referring to Muslim Brotherhood.

In depth

During the past few weeks, the court sentenced two prominent activists Alaa Abdel Fatah and Mahienour al-Masry to varying prison sentences after they have participated in peaceful protests.

Editors’ pick

Northampton Borough Council voted in favor of selling a 4,500-year-old ancient Egyptian statue, currently displayed in the town’s museum, to Christie’s Auction House to reinvest the proceeds into other cultural and heritage projects in the region.

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