7am News Wrapup July 25
By THE CAIRO POST

News&Politics

Residents of Abu Simbel city in Aswan governorate demanded that lands in the Toshka Spillway, an agricultural project located behind the High Dam, be allocated to them, Youm7 reported.

Seven people were killed, including five children,four of whom are siblings, and another eleven were injured after a gas butane cylinder exploded causing the collapse of three buildings in Malawy,Minya (Upper Egypt), Youm7 reported.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi welcomed the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Thursday noon in Ithadeya Palace in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, Youm7 reported. Hammond emphasized his country’s support to Egypt in the frame of friendly bilateral relations and Egypt being one of the important touristic destinations for British citizens.

Egyptian human rights organizations called on the government to end the “ongoing deterioration” of the state of human rights in Egypt by retracting a bill drafted by the Ministry of Solidarity, which turns the civil society into a “quasi-government” sector, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) said in a Thursday statement.

A humanitarian aid convoy passed al-Qantara town east of the governorate of Ismailia on its way to Gaza via the Rafah border crossing, the Al-Aish we al-Horeya Party announced Thursday

Business

The month of Ramadan has so far witnessed the founding of 588 new companies with the daily average rate of 31, Head of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) Hassan Fahmy said Thursday.

In Depth

Former presidential candidate and founder of the Popular Current HamdeenSabbahi announced that he will not run for the upcoming parliamentary elections, al-Shorouq reported Thursday.

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