7am News Wrapup July 7
By THE CAIRO POST

A number of public concern trials took place Sunday, most cases were adjourned.

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six of his aides to August 2.

News:

Six people were killed in road accidents on the Red Sea-Sohag Desert Road Sunday evening.

Taxi drivers are in a state of panic following a decision by the Cabinet to raise fuel prices in order to ease the budget deficit.

Amnesty International: Egypt is still using methods of torture since former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime despite promises to respect human rights but violations continued in an “astonishing rate” with impunity.

 Inside Egypt:

The Supreme Committee for Nile Water Sunday discussed the results of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of the African Union’s 23rd Ordinary Summit in late June.

The Egyptian government’s decision to increase fuel prices to reduce the 240 billion EGP ($33.5 billion) national budget deficits will not have major ramifications on the cost of Metro tickets, train tickets or public bus transport tickets.

Business:

Ministry of Housing allocated 3 billion EGP for the development of low-cost buildings and National Housing in new cities over the course of three year.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree imposing taxes on local and imported cigarettes and alcoholics starting Monday 7 July.

Investors at the Tourism sector decided to set prices for hotel reservations in all touristic cities throughout Egypt to face the burn rate policy that lead to the decline of hotel services.

Editors Pick:

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasing in rural areas in Egypt as well as urban areas due to “religious beliefs” that it is a “religious obligation and must be done.”

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