7 am News Wrapup July 17


Al-Azhar University granted an honorary doctorate degree to the King of Saudi Arabia as a tribute to his efforts to support Egypt and for serving Islamic Dawa.

One military officer and one conscript were injured in an attack on a security checkpoint, south of Sheikh Zuweid city on Thursday.

The cabinet discussed new instructions by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi regarding a new administrative capital by the Cairo-Suez desert road, to combine the parliament, the presidential palace, ministries and government authorities, embassies and international organizations in one area.

The South Cairo Criminal Court sentenced seven defendants to life in prison over charges of mob sexual harassment in Tahrir Square and sentenced two others to 20 years in prison over the same charges. Three of them were fined 10,000 EGP (U.S. $1,400).


The public offerings for capital increases witnessed a noticeable boom in the fiscal year 2013/2014, reaching “high levels” at 10 billion EGP which accounts for more than 8 times of the increases achieved during 2012/13, the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) announced in a Wednesday statement.


The final forensic report of a prisoner who died in police custody on May 8 was made public Tuesday, revealing that Ministry of Finance employee Ezzat Abdel Fatah died after sustaining multiple injuries in Matariya Police Station, where he was being held for investigation.

The Journalist Syndicate’s bar council discussed journalism’s current situation and formed a committee after a Tuesday urgent meeting to prepare the laws that organize the mechanism and nature of Egyptian media.

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