7pm News Wrapup July 4


After several explosions and clashes between security forces and protesters, pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters started their marches and protests for the second day in a row as a response to the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy’s (NASL) call to protest against the government on the anniversary of former President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. Here is the live update

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree concerning civil defense laws to limit the number of illegal buildings, presidential spokesperson Ihab Badawy said in a Thursday statement.

The committee tasked with the re-demarcation of the borders between governorates has agreed to create three new governorates: Central Sinai, El-Alamein and El-Wahat El-Bahariya, Youm7 reported Friday.

Ministry of Interior investigators reported that the officer alleged to have colluded in Adel Habara’s failed escape attempt ordered officers not to put handcuffs on Habara and used a dilapidated Central Security vehicle instead of an armored vehicle to transfer the defendant, Youm7 reported Friday.


Minister of Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa and Salafist Nour Party head Younis Makhyoun announced joint efforts to confront extremism, mistrust and apostasy, Youm7 reported Friday.


The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) rose collectively this week and market capitalization gained around 8.1 billion EGP ($1.13 billion) boosted by the positive performance of some blue chips.

The Ministry of Supply will continue providing food commodities to citizens at reduced prices, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khalid Hanafi announced Thursday during his meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, Youm7 reported.


Egypt is still using methods of torture from the time of former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime despite promises to respect human rights, and violations continue at an “astonishing rate” with impunity, Amnesty International reported Thursday.

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