7pm News Wrapup July 18

News & Politics:

Kerry in Cairo to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel launched ground attacks to destroy tunnels used by “militants” in Gaza. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the 10-day raid death toll reached 267, with more than 2,000 injuries.

Security forces arrested the son of former president Mohamed Morsi on a train, claiming he was on the run from a two-year jail sentence for drug abuse.

Palestinian Authority:  the pictures of expired food packages circulated on the Internet, claimed to be part of Egyptian aid for Palestinians, are part of a “smear campaign” against Egypt.

Denmark lifts travel ban on Sharm el-Sheikh and Alexandria.

Egypt apologized to Morocco, after television anchor Amany el-Khayat made “offensive” remarks about King Mohammed VI.


The EGX surged collectively this week and market capitalization gained 6.7 billion EGP ($936.9 million) amid an investor buying spree, namely on leading shares.


Stopping historical and traditional handicrafts in Sinai from disappearing.

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Foreign Minister: Hamas, Turkey and Qatar seek to eliminate Egypt’s regional role.

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