7am News Wrapup July 15

Arab League council members called Monday for moving at a faster pace to put an end to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and for providing Palestinians with the necessary support to make both sides abide by the terms of the 2012 ceasefire.


State prosecution has accused 163 people of being involved in the fierce tribal clashes that took place between the Beni Helal family and the Daboud Nubian tribe in April, which left 25 dead and injured 44 others.

Prosecutors have renewed the imprisonment of Magdy Qurqur, a spokesman for the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL), and NASL leader Mohamed Mahmoud Taher, for 15 days pending investigations on charges of joining a banned group.

Egypt launched Monday an initiative aiming to end the week-old conflict between Gaza and Israel after the beginning of the Israeli military operation that garnered the lives of many Palestinians so far and injured many more, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

Inside Egypt:

North Sinai Governor Abdel-Fattah Harhour decided to pay 10,000 EGP in compensation to each deceased victim of the two terrorist attacks that targeted security areas in Egypt’s Sinai region of Arish late on Sunday.


Total number of Egyptian delegates traveling abroad in scientific missions in 2013 reached 197 delegates in comparison to 67 delegates in 2012, which marks a 194 percent increase.

Editors’ picks:

The 13,000-year-old skeletons of ancient Egyptians who died in what is strongly believed to be the world’s oldest known large-scale armed human conflict, have just gone on permanent display at the British Museum in London.

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