7pm News Wrapup June 20
By THE CAIRO POST

Two people killed and eight injured in clashes erupted between pro-Muslim Brotherhood and the security forces after Friday prayer, announced Ministry of Interior in a statement.

News:

Eleven human rights organizations have filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court to halt the Interior Ministry’s tender to purchase software capable of monitoring public posts and private conversations on social media.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has assumed responsibility for issues concerning the domestic share of Nile water and solving the country’s water crisis, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam El Din Moghazy said Thursday, reported London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

Daylight saving time will be temporarily suspended starting from next Thursday midnight on the advent of the month of Ramadan, Egypt’s Cabinet announced Thursday on its Facebook account.

Politics:

Recent verdicts against activists violate the right to a fair trial, and restrict freedoms in an “unprecedented crackdown against opposition,” said the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in Geneva June 16 and 18 at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Ten presidential team members of former President Mohamed Morsi were referred to disciplinary council by the president of Cairo University Gaber Nassar for receiving salaries from both the university and the presidency

Business:

The capital gains tax on stock market dividends and profits is “necessary” for supporting the State budget, MENA quoted new Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman Thursday.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes lost ground this week and market capitalization shed more than 15 billion EGP ($2.1 billion) following the swearing-in of the new Cabinet.

In-Depth:

National Council for Disability Issues urged the government Thursday to impose a fine against companies and organizations that do not hire people with special needs and disabilities.

Editor’s Pick:

Lebanese singer and songwriter Tania Saleh performed three live concerts in Cairo last week at the Al-Genaina Theater and the Cairo Jazz Club, after a four-year absence from Egyptian stages. The Cairo Post sat down to talk with her about her upcoming album, previous collaborations, and inspiration.

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