7pm News Wrapup June 16
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

The High Security State Court sentenced Sunday three men to life in prison, and two were sentenced to seven years on charges of killing four Coptic Christians in 2010.

A police officer and three civilians were injured when a freight train derailed and overturned in Beheira governorate on the Cairo-Alexandria road, halting train movement Monday morning.

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage to June 29.

The Ministry of Interior is studying the feasibility of creating bike lanes after President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called for increased bike commuting in a Friday bike marathon.

Politics:

A group of students at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University Monday placed cardboard cutouts of detained colleagues inside final exam rooms in protest of their detention by security forces.

The April 6 Youth Movement is urging the families of political detainees to attend a hearing on the protest law in the State Council Tuesday.

Business:

The UAE is expected to implement projects worth $3 billion in Egypt in order to boost the Egyptian economy.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed seven new projects in the petroleum sector with investments up to $7.4 billion to the Egyptian-Kuwaiti committee assigned to make a list of projects to be funded by Kuwait.

Editor’s Pick:

Watching World Cup matches is haram (religiously forbidden), if it distracts people from religious duties, Yasser Borhamy, deputy head of the Salafi Call said Saturday.

 

 

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