7pm News Wrapup Aug. 10


Egyptian Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy announced the establishment of an Egyptian-Ethiopian kidney center in Ethiopia.

Four female police officers were promoted to the rank of major general in a recent security reshuffle in the first week of August, in what many activists are calling a positive step towards a culture change in the Interior Ministry.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Saturday with a number of journalists and media figures in Ithadeya presidential palace, and discussed national and international issues.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty inaugurated Saturday the second phase of construction work at the Sharm el-Sheikh Museum, which will open in mid-2015.

The last of the Egyptians stuck on the Libyan-Tunisian border will be transported to their homeland Sunday.


Social media users erupted in anger after reports that activist Bassam Mohamed Ali, a member of the  “Mokawma” (resistance) Movement at Helwan University, was denied prison furlough for his father’s funeral Friday.

The Egyptian National Movement Party, headed by former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, announced Saturday the formation of a new bloc made up of several political parties, ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounced the Kuwaiti government’s decision to revoke the citizenship of five Kuwaitis on charges of “undermining the country’s security and stability.”

Defense lawyer Tarek Shoman told Al Jazeera Saturday the verdict by the Supreme Administrative Court to dissolve the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) is “purely political” and “contravenes many constitutional and legal norms.”


The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is set to auction 6 billion EGP ($839.09 million) in treasury bills Sunday amid ongoing efforts to fill a soaring budget deficit.

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