7pm News Wrapup July 10
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Ministry of Transportation will increase ticket prices of the air conditioned trains by 15 to 20 percent and double the tickets prices of the Metro, Youm7 reported Thursday.

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) announced that an illegal immigration broker was intercepted trying to facilitate a group of children leave for Italy by boat, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

A number of Egyptian expats in the UK will protest Thursday outside Christie’s Auction House in London calling on the British authorities to prevent the sale of the Northampton Sekhemka statue, MENA reported on Wednesday.

Politics:  Egyptian authorities opened Thursday the Rafah border to receive Palestinians injured amid mounted Israeli strikes on Gaza strip; while Israel prepares for a potential land attack, according to news reports.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Wednesday with a number of Egyptian businessmen to discuss ways to boost the economic situation during the coming phase, Youm7 reported.

Business:

The Central Bank of Egypt auctioned 7 billion EGP ($861.18 million) in treasury bills Thursday, Ministry of Finance (MOF) posted on its website.

The Egyptian Exchange ended on a collective decline Thursday after trimming morning losses triggered by selling pressures from local institutions and Arab retail traders.

Inside Egypt:

The Secretary-General of Egypt’s state-run rights watchdog National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) ambassador Mokhles Kotb demanded the immediate intervention of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to halt human rights violations against Palestinian people, Abdul Ghaffar Shukr, vice president of NCHR told Youm7 Wednesday.

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