7am News Wrapup June 19

News &Politics:

Libyan militants seized 20 Egyptian trucks and 60 drivers Wednesday morning in Ajdabiya, northeastern Libya.

A statue of Tutankhamun at  Karnak temple was unintentionally damaged during a renovation process carried out by an Egyptian team of archaeologists.

The National Committee for the Control of Viral Hepatitis (NCCVH) discussed the guidelines of the usage of Solvadi, a new therapy for hepatitis C to be administered to 50,000 patients.

A 3 km walkathon kicked off Wednesday in South Sinai governorate’s city of El-Tor.

Minister of State for Local Development Adel Labib said the total number of Egyptian governorates is expected to reach 32.


The Ministry of Agriculture aims to gradually raise wheat production to satisfy 81 percent of domestic need by 2030.

The new Minister of Supply and Interior Trade Khaled Hanafy opened Wednesday a wholesale exhibition in preparation to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Communication Minister Atef Helmy announced Wednesday that “information and communication technology has become a cornerstone of the Egyptian economy.

In Depth:

EIPR said that the state bears the responsibility for excessive force and failure to prevent anticipated sectarian attacks.

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