President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited Russia Tuesday and announced during a press conference between him and his counterpart Vladimir Putin that an Egyptian-Russian industrial zone will be established as part of the Suez Canal Axis project. Putin said Russia will increase wheat exports to Egypt by 5.5 million tons annually at least.
- President of Egyptian Qatari business council Moharam Hilal called Tuesday for a general assembly meeting to discuss council abolition
- Suez Axis project will raise canal revenues to $13 billion per year
The Egyptian government denounced the accusations within the Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) report about the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins last year. The government said the report reflects a “lack of professionalism and was biased.”
- The Armed Forces Engineering Authority announced that 40 Egyptian companies will work in the Suez Canal expansion
- New railway line from Alexandria to Aswan will be established for high speed trains: Min. of Transportation
- Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Tuesday the Israeli aggression against Gaza
The Cairo Criminal Court will finish hearing defendant testimonies Wednesday in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly, and six of his deputies. The court will hear the testimony of Mubarak and his sons.
- The military spokesperson said two terrorists were killed Tuesday in North Sinai
- Israel’s suggestion of a ten-year ceasefire with Hamas
- Minister of Health said during his visit to the Suez Canal project that a field hospital will be established at the project site
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its final report about the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins. HRW called the dispersing of the pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins “a crime against humanity” and recommended international investigations of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, then-Defense Minister and current President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
- Sisi and Putin discussed Tuesday creating a free trade zone with Eurasian countries
- Egypt and Sudan reached an agreement to open Qustul-Halfa road on Aug. 25, connecting south of Egypt and Sudan
Cairo Criminal Court judge Mahmod Kamel al-Rashidy stepped down from the trial of 494 defendants charged in the Fath Mosque clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood protestors in August 2013. Rashidy made his decision because of the large number of defendants.
- Egyptian government will reach an agreement with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait to cover Egypt’s needs of oil until Sept. 2015