7pm News Wrapup June 18


The Giza Criminal Court sentenced 12 men to death Wednesday, accused of storming the Kerdasa police station and murdering several police officers in last August.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi instructed the Ministry of Environment to eliminate pollution in the Nile River Minister Khaled Fahmy told Youm7 Wednesday.


The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six of his aides to 6 July.


The Egyptian Exchange indexes rebounded Wednesday, getting a boost from Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority approval of a takeover offer by Sawiris-Beltone alliance to acquire a 20 percent stake of EFG-Hermes.


Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy said Tuesday he was tortured in his detention cell and that he will not “waive his right,” reported Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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Preacher Mohamed Amer was suspended and referred to an investigation Tuesday for mocking President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s visit to a survivor of a sex attack in Tahrir Square and describing her as a “dancer” in a Friday sermon in a Cairo mosque, Youm7 reported.

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