7am News Wrapup July 31


Prosecutors investigating a truck bomb blast that killed three people early Wednesday in El-Saff, Giza, say they found 10 kilograms of TNT material in the truck that they believe exploded due to high temperatures.

The disputed source of a Wednesday ordnance strike that killed Six Egyptian soldiers and injured 12 others near Rafah, North Sinai has raised controversy, with some media outlets claiming the projectile came from the Israeli military.

Commercial air flights between Egypt, Tel Aviv and Tripoli, Libya have been canceled due to current states of violence in Libya and Israel.

Qasr el-Nil prosecution headed by Judge Samir Hassan ordered Wednesday the imprisonment of five young men accused of sexual harassment during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.


The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is planning to visit police stations to check on prisoner conditions and monitor any violations.

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.

Human Rights Watch sharply criticized the Syrian air force on Wednesday for intensifying strikes on Aleppo, despite a U.N. Security Council resolution ordering all sides in the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks.


The Cabinet’s newly established Investment Dispute Settlement Committee reopened Wednesday a file for the Qatari Diar company over irregularities in its capital repayment of 16 billion EGP ($2.23 billion) for a 29 million square meter land deal for establishing tourism projects.

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