7 am News Wrapup June 24


Attorney General Hisham Barakat described Monday’s court ruling that sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to seven- to ten-year prison terms as a “deterrent,” Youm7 reported.

Former president and head of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour has recused himself from a case considering the appeal filed by former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq on the results of the 2012 presidential election due to a perceived conflict of interest.


Speaking at African Union summit meetings held in Equatorial Guinea, Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the AU Mohamed Idris said that the Egypt-Ethiopia dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not be discussed during the summit, Youm7 reported.

The Nour Salafist party announced Sunday it had welcomed the Copts 38 Initiative group to join it in an upcoming parliamentary coalition.


The National Investment Bank (NIB) granted Monday the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) a 550 million EGP ($78.5 million) loan to fund development projects, NIB’s Momtaz al-Said was quoted as saying by Mubasher.

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Archaeologists working in Luxor discovered Saturday a tomb that confirms a scientific and historical debate that epidemics currently know as the “Plague of Cyprian,” which pervaded the Roman Empire during the third century, Al-Ahram reported.

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