7am News Wrapup Aug. 4


Former Arab League Secretary-General and likely parliamentary candidate Amr Moussa issued a statement Sunday warning Egypt might be forced to defend itself against the escalating situation in Libya.

Six thousand Egyptians fleeing from violence in Libya entered Egypt through the Egyptian Sallum border crossing with Libya in the last three days, Sallum crossing commander Brig. Gen. Hussein El-Mabady told Youm7 Sunday.

Egyptian authorities Monday will begin allowing foreign passport holders with Egyptian visas to enter Egypt from the Gaza Strip, announced Egyptian Ambassador to Palestine Gamal el-Shobaki.


The Cairo Criminal Court Sunday adjourned the trial of 50 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members—including MB leaders and MB Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie—to Aug. 16, Youm7 reported.


Egypt has a chosen a consortium that includes the Egyptian army and global engineering firm Dar al-Handasah to develop an international industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area, government and military sources said on Sunday.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held a meeting Sunday morning with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi, and discussed bilateral relations between both countries, according to Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry in a released statement.


Security forces raided an orphanage in the Haram neighborhood in Giza Sunday, following a video on social media showing a man beating children, which activists condemned while accusing the orphanage director of child abuse.

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