7pm News Wrapup July 30
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Egypt’s Ambassador to Germany Mohamed Higazy inaugurated Monday a temporary exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts in Saarland state, Germany.

Attorney General Hisham Barakat ordered Wednesday the jailing of the chief of Al-Mostakbal Prison and his deputy along with seven other police officers and guards in Ismailia.

Wednesday will be the last day for Metro stations to operate for 21 hours.

The April 6 Youth Movement will hold several protests following Eid al-Fitr against fuel price hikes and the 2013 Protest Law.

Politics:

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) issued a statement Wednesday condemning the Israeli shelling of its Jabalia school in Gaza, describing it as a serious violation of international law by Israeli forces.

Al-Aish w Al-Horya party said in a statement Wednesday that they reported corruption in the Awlad-Alam slum in Dokki, as they found that the residents’ share of subsidized bread is being manipulated.

Nour Party’s stance clashes with that of the Salafi Call (al-Da’wa al-Salafiyya) over the Endowment Ministry’s decision to ban non-Al-Azhar scholars to take the stands in mosques during Eid al-Fitr unless they are licensed from the ministry to deliver sermons.

Business:

Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy denied a potential price hike in drugs produced by private sector pharmaceutical companies.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) is strongly expected to witness a big leap after the Eid al-Fitr holiday, and the benchmark index EGX30 could breach above 8,800 points.

Editors’ Pick:

Egyptian cartoons celebrate Eid.

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