7pm News Wrapup July 3


The National Council for Human Rights announced Thursday it would visit the women’s prison in Qanater.

The Ministry of Interior has implicated a police officer in the escape attempt of Adel Habara as he was transferred from the court to prison June 28, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

On the first anniversary of the ouster of the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi July 3, 2013, a series of bomb blasts hit several areas of Cairo killing one and injuring another, Youm7 reported.


A number of political and revolutionary powers decided not to participate in Thursday events marking the first anniversary of the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, Youm7 reported.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab issued Thursday a decision that compels private and public hospitals to provide free medical treatment for emergency cases, Youm7 reported.


The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes rebounded Thursday, unhurt by a series of blasts that hit several areas of Cairo, killing one and injuring another, on first anniversary of the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi.

The Cabinet approved Thursday to lift energy subsidies over a five-year period starting this July, without affecting the low-income class, said Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, Mubasher reported.

Inside Egypt:

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) condemned the arrest of its spokesperson and leading member Magdy Qurqur, accusing authorities of exercising violence on public figures who share opposing views even when they express them through peaceful means.

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