7pm News Wrapup July 27


The Rafah border crossing in North Sinai was reopened by Egyptian authorities Sunday to allow injured people and aid to cross between Gaza and Egypt.

Fifteen Egyptian workers were killed Saturday by a grad rocket that struck their house in Tripoli, according to Libyan media sources.

“Due to Hamas’ incessant rocket fire during the humanitarian window, we are renewing our aerial, naval and ground activity in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stated on its official Twitter account Sunday morning.

Border guards in the western military zone managed to arrest 291 people trying to illegally cross into Libya Saturday; 262 were Egyptians, 23 Sudanese, three Palestinians and three Bangladeshis.

Border guards of the Second Field Army demolished 13 tunnels under the Rafah Border Crossing between Egypt and Gaza, bringing the total number of tunnels destroyed to 1,639.


An appeals court in Alexandria rejected Sunday an appeal against the two-year-imprisonment sentence against poet Omar Hazek.

Free Egyptians Party founder and business tycoon Naguib Sawiris said in an interview on the Kalam Ala Masolity program Saturday that Minister of Finance Hani Kadry issues decrees that will destroy investments in Egypt and its economy.

United Arab Emirates social media users on Twitter started two hashtags to support tourism in Egypt a few months ago.


The Ministry of Industry and Trade allocated a 500 million EGP ($70 million) sum of its fiscal year 2014-15 budget Saturday to finance small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to revitalize the sector and remove financial challenges.

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