7pm News Wrapup Aug. 11


Egypt denied entry Monday to Human Rights Watch (HRW) senior officials, including Executive Director Ken Roth, who tweeted he was detained in the Cairo International Airport.

Authorities say they will soon implement a system that notifies residents by phone prior to the start of a rolling blackout in their neighborhood.

The Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority added 16 working companies to work on the Suez Canal axis, with a total of 33 Egyptian civilian companies specializing in excavation work.


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Saud Sunday to discuss issues in the region, including Gaza, Syria and Libya.

An Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo Monday morning after agreeing to Egypt’s 72-hour ceasefire proposal, which began early Monday morning.

Popular Current Movement and leftist former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi met Saturday with a delegation of the Egyptian branch of the socialist World Federation of Democratic Youth.


The Egyptian Cabinet formed a senior committee to draft a scheme to develop the northwest coast and its desert-hinterland villages.

Editors’ Pick:

South Giza prosecution referred Sunday 31 suspects to criminal court; they stand accused of murdering and mutilating the bodies of Sheikh Hassan Shehata, a well-known Egyptian Shiite, and four others in June 2013.

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