7am News Wrapup June 18
By THE CAIRO POST

News: 

The Minister of Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa said they will focus on tackling religious hate speech.

The Ministry of Housing began investigating lands in different governorates to begin the third stage of a social housing project.

The State Security Emergency Court adjourned the trial session of a Jordanian telecommunication engineer and an Israeli officer charged with espionage to June 19.

The Ministry of Interior will establish a new department to combat crimes of sexual violence and harassment inside all security directorates across Egypt.

Politics:

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision taken by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union of unfreezing Egypt’s membership.

Business:

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified Tuesday a decision by the former Cabinet to increase pensions by 10 percent effective July 2014.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes plunged Tuesday amid ongoing selling pressures namely by local institutions for three sessions in a row.

Editor’s Pick:

Preacher Mohamed Amer was suspended and referred to an investigation for mocking President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s visit to a survivor of a sex attack in Tahrir Square.

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