7pm News Wrapup August 16


Three Palestinians with fake IDs were arrested Saturday after they had attempted to sneak into Egypt through an illegal tunnel under the Rafah crossing.

The building of the Maadi municipal council was set on fire earlier Saturday morning after unknown persons threw Molotov cocktails at it.

Egypt continued to send flights to Tunisia in order to evacuate Egyptians fleeing from violence in Libya.

Israeli authorities opened the Kerem Shalom crossing to allow aid and fuel to enter Gaza, Sky News Arabia reported.


Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated the role of UN is “decaying.”

Friday protests leave five dead, 34 injured, and 193 Muslim Brotherhood supporters’ arrested.

Public transportation utilities attacked, trucks damage estimated at millions of EGP.

Minister of Electricity: Three high-pressure electricity towers were sabotaged Friday on highways connecting four different cities, creating damage worth $ 139,800.


CAPMAS annual bulletin of public sector says net value added rose by 34.1 percent, reached 112.5 billion EGP in 2012/2013.


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