7pm News Wrapup Aug. 15
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

The day following the 1-year anniversary of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Sqaure dispersals, three people were killed, two of them in the Faisal neighborhood and the third in Hawamdia, during clashes between protesters and residents, eyewitnesses told Youm7 Friday.

The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin will receive samples of Khufu cartouches Friday, which were stolen by German researchers a year ago, according to Youm7.

Minister of Manpower Nahed Hasan Ashry gained approval from Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmad bin Abdel-Aziz Qattan Friday to restore seasonal employment visas to Egyptian recruitment certified companies.

Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni heartland who staged a revolt against outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government would be willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman for the group told Reuters on Friday.

Qena Paper Industry Company will plant 100 acres of trees as an environmental move to dispose of industrial wastewater in irrigation, Youm7 reported Friday.

A Youtube video of a group of masked pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters threatening to kill police and army officers went viral on Twitter and Facebook on the first anniversary of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-in dispersals Thursday.

The ongoing repair of the Ring Road cost 35 million EGP ($4.9 million), Greater Cairo Authority reconstruction head Hisham Abu Sinna told Youm7 Thursday.

The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

Politics:

Founder of the National Bloc and former Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed el-Borie told Al-Masry Al-Youm Thursday that the Democratic Civilian Alliance decided to merge with the Egyptian Wafd Coalition.

Business:

The Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) agreed Thursday to start trading shares of the Nile Sugar Company—owned by the Sawiris family and with a total capital exceeding 750 million EGP— according to a press statement released Thursday, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) surged this week, amid investors’ bullish sentiment boosted by the two mega projects launched in the Suez Canal zone Aug. 5, in addition to positive blue chips performance.

The Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) issued a report Thursday calling for Minister of Supply Khalid Hanafi to limit the current supply commodities on sugar and oil, since they are the most needed and consumed commodities of Egyptian citizens, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

In-Depth:

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued a statement Wednesday condemning Minister of Higher Education Al-Sayyed Abdel Khaleq’s decision to ban any political activity on university campuses starting next academic year.

Editor’s Pick:

A man who spent eight months in jail without charges is considering demanding compensation from security forces. Assistant Professor Sherif Farag of the University of Alexandria’s Faculty of Fine Arts was released Aug. 3 after spending 247 days behind bars at El-Hadra prison in Alexandria, Youm7 reported.

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