7pm News Wrapup July 28


The first day of Eid al-Fitr witnessed several acts of violence, mainly in Cairo. Clashes erupted between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces during organized marches.

Anti-sexual harassment groups and security forces tracked multiple harassment incidents in Cairo, and arrested a number of men under allegations of mob sexual harassment.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered pardons for 354 prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, and the Interior Ministry will finish procedures to release the prisoners Monday morning.


The United Nations Security Council urged the parties of the conflict in Gaza to adhere to a humanitarian ceasefire during the Eid holiday, and also called for engagement to implement a lasting ceasefire through the Egyptian initiative.

The Libyan Ministry of Interior Monday denied claims that 23 Egyptian nationals were killed in a Saturday rocket attack on a house in southern Tripoli.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy called on its supporters to organize a protest on Aug. 14, the anniversary of the forced dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins.


The Euro-Mediterranean Alliance adopted Saturday a second EU-funded project aimed at attracting investment and developing export relations across the Mediterranean.

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The Supreme Council of Antiquities announced it will launch a project in October to build an exact, full size replica of Queen Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens in Luxor’s west bank. The project aims to divert tourists away from the badly damaged original tomb while still providing them the chance to experience what the tomb looks like.

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