7pm News Wrapup July 29


Minister of Irrigation Hossam Moghazy announced Monday that a museum documenting the history of the High Dam will be inaugurated in Upper Egypt’s Aswan during celebrations of the 1973 October War, Youm7 reported.

A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group.

The I Saw Harassment campaign witnessed and stopped 13 sexual assaults in Cairo on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the group announced Monday evening.


The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is set to auction 7 billion EGP ($978.9 million) in treasury bills Thursday, amid ongoing efforts to fill a soaring budget deficit, according to CBE’s official website.

A group of Saudi investors is preparing to inject new investments worth more than 1 billion EGP in Egypt’s health sector during the coming 18 months, ahead of the Saudi Egyptian Business Council (SEBC).


“I am used to seeing new faces and having new friends everyday but since the 25 January Revolution, I do not see that many tourists, which makes me feel lonely.”

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