7am News Wrapup July 8

The Interior Ministry announced Monday it had arrested four alleged culprits of a train bombing that took place in a passenger car on the Abu Qir line on July 3 in Alexandria. The explosion killed a child and injured eight people


The High Parliamentary Elections Committee headed by Judge Ayman Abbas is scheduled to hold its first meeting on July 18 to illustrate the arrangements and legal procedures regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections as the final stage of the roadmap.

The Egyptian military has provided 36 buses in Giza governorate for public transportation after bus drivers raised fares more than the amount approved by the government

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty and the Foreign Ministry asked the Egyptian Embassy in London Sunday to take legal procedures to prevent the sale of a 4,500-year-old Egyptian statue at Christie’s Auction House in an auction scheduled for Thursday.

Inside Egypt:

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Monday visited El-Qanater prison to inspect the conditions of female inmates there after receiving complaints that violations had taken place.

At Ain Shams University this week, recruitment opened for the board of the university’s Model United Nations club, ASMUN.


The European Union will provide 1.5 million euros ($2.04 million) to enhance the standards and range of community services available in four slums in Greater Cairo. The areas are Ain Shams, Ezbet el-Nasr, Warraq and Geziret el-Dahab.

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Egyptian, Algerian and Tunisian security and intelligence officers convened late last week to coordinate efforts countering security threats after Western security reports signaled an imminent expansion of the Islamic State (IS) into Libya, especially after Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) recently announced its support of IS.

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