7pm News Wrapup June 28


A number of journalists encouraged their colleagues to stand in solidarity wearing black clothes at 6 p.m. Saturday outside the Press Syndicate’s headquarters to protest being targeted while working, reported Youm7.

Two civilians were killed in an attack that targeted a police officer near his home in Arish, North Sinai late Friday, a security source told Youm7.

A 10-year-old girl was killed in an explosion at the office of the State Communication Authority in 6 October City Saturday morning, reported Youm7.

An Egyptian worker died in the eastern city of Benghazi. He was working for prominent Libyan activist Salwa Bughaighis, who was assassinated on Thursday. Saleh Ahmad was wounded in his leg during the attack on her house.

Seventy-six students were referred Saturday to a criminal court over charges of burning the Faculty of Commerce at Al-Azhar University in December 2013.


The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and 130 other defendants over charges of escaping from the Wadi al-Natroun prison in January 2011 to July 5.

The Disciplinary Council of Judges ruled Saturday to refer former Attorney General Talaat Abdullah to retirement over charges of planting surveillance cameras and spying devices at the headquarters of the Attorney General in the Supreme Court, reported Youm7.


Sources from within the Ministry of Petroleum gave conflicting statements about the increase of fuel prices in the upcoming period.

The Ministry of Agriculture announced it expects to buy 4 million tons of wheat from the domestic harvest before June 30, a source at the Ministry of Agriculture told state-owned MENA Friday.


The military has announced that it will delay implementing its new purported HIV and hepatitis C “treatment” for six months, Youm7 reported Saturday.

At a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday that actually started much later, the military said it will not be able to treat citizens suffering from HIV and hepatitis C at its hospitals until it proves the effectiveness of its claimed “Complete Cure Device” (CCD) on a large scale population.

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