7pm News Wrapup July 25
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Two security forces officers were shot dead in a private car by anonymous gunmen Friday in North Sinai, a security source told Youm7.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday evening called for the creation of a humanitarian corridor in Gaza, expressing its concern over the deterioration of the living conditions there due to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

There will be an expected breakthrough in the power outage crisis during the three days of Eid al-Fitr (The Feast of Breaking the Fast) that will start Monday, Electricity Holding Company head Gaber el-Desouki said Friday.

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights (CIHR) condemned the Israeli air and ground offensive on Gaza, and called for Gaza’s situation to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

A police officer shot himself in his leg on Sunday in the Fifth Settlement to become famous and honored by Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Thursday.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s Thursday speech at Al-Azhar Conference Center during a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Religious Endowments was dominated with keywords such as morals, moderate religious discourse, poverty, and retribution.

Business:

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) rose collectively this week and market capitalization gained around 2.2 billion EGP ($307.6 million) amid upbeat investor sentiment following remarks by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi about some upcoming “pleasant surprises” in the coming few days.

Egypt was granted a $500 million loan from the World Bank to supply 1.5 million homes with natural gas in 11 governorates, the World Bank announced in a Thursday statement.

In-Depth:

Rafah Border crossing received a large Egyptian-Arab aid convoy heading to Gaza Strip on Friday, including medicine, food and volunteers.

Editor’s Pick:

Activists posted pictures of Eslam al-Sayed on social media websites and claimed that he died in El-Raml Police Station in Alexandria at the hands of the police on June 20.  “My brother did not commit suicide; he was beaten to death by the police officers in El-Raml Police Station in Alexandria,” Hany al-Sayed, the victim’s brother, told Youm7 Friday.

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