7pm News Wrapup July 8
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

The Ministry of Tourism is constantly communicating with Saudi Arabian authorities to solve the issue of the Umrah (Islamic small pilgrimage) visas, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said in a Tuesday statement.

Zaazou aims to quickly fix the problem of 50,000 Egyptians not being granted visas to help them to go to Umrah before the end of the season.

Security officers at Qasr al-Nile police station arrested political activist Mohamed Nassar Sunday for holding a banner that read, “You promised you will not remove subsidy, you are a liar President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi,” several media outlets reported.

Politics:

Dostour Party dissident members decided to form a new party called Egyptian Hope Party to compete in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the new party announced in its first press statement Tuesday.

Business:

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is considering four bids from investors to build new solar- and wind-powered power plants to produce 4,000 megawatts daily, an official from the authority told Al-Mal newspaper Tuesday.

Editor’s Pick:

Activist Mohamed Nassar, a member of the April 6 Youth Movement, was released on a 1,000 EGP ($139.84) bail, prosecution authorities decided Tuesday.

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