7am News Wrapup July 22

A Twitter account that claims to be associated with the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the murder of 22 border guard soldiers in Al-Farafra Oasis checkpoint in el-Wadi el-Gedid governorate after gunmen attacked a military patrol Saturday.


Military forces in North Sinai announced a maximum state of alert after militants killed two high ranking tribal sheikhs of Al-Romailat tribe Monday evening.

Four injured Palestinians arrived Monday at al-Arish General Hospital in northern Sinai to complete their treatment after the Egyptian government decided to open the Rafah border crossing temporarily to grant them entry.

Public Prosecution decided Monday to lift the travel ban on Hisham Qandil, former Prime Minister under ousted President Mohamed Morsi, after the court acquitted him of charges of failing to execute a court ruling

Inside Egypt:

Education Minister Mahmoud Abou al-Nasr met Monday with Sayed Abu Beah , the secretary-general of the National Council for the Care of Martyrs’ Families and Injured of the Revolution, to discuss a program to exempt children of January 25 Revolution victims from paying student fees.

Editors Picks:

A 4,300-year-old painted wall relief has been discovered in the tomb of Perseneb, near the Great Pyramid of Giza. The tomb was first excavated in 1996 by archaeologists from the Institute of Oriental Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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