7pm News Wrapup July 16
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir will offer direct flights from Cairo to Delhi, India three times weekly after the signing of a direct flight agreement, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou announced Tuesday.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held a meeting Wednesday with a number of ministers to find “urgent and fast solutions” to the continuing water shortage crisis in New Cairo city.

Politics:

The Freedom Committee at the Journalists’ Syndicate in coordination with the Public Committee to Support Gaza announced they would convene a press conference Wednesday evening at the syndicate headquarters in downtown Cairo in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced Wednesday his “full support” for an Egyptian initiative, and stressed the need for a complete cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, which has been rejected so far by the Palestinian party.

Business:

The Ministry of Investment sent a proposal for the government to pump a new economic stimulus package, the Minister of Investment said during suhoor Tuesday.

Editor’s pick:

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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