7pm News Wrapup: Aug. 17
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

An exhibition of artifacts from King Tutankhamen’s tomb opened in Bratislava Thursday.

A verdict is due Oct. 20 in the case of head of Central Auditing Agency HishamGenina and the two journalists, charged with insulting the head of the Judges Club Ahmed el-Zend, the Cairo Criminal Court announced Saturday.

Fourteen people were killed on August 14, in the first the anniversary of the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda squares.

Mansoura Criminal Court, headed by Judge Mansour Saqr, sentenced ten pro-Muslim Brotherhood suspects from Dekernes in absentia to life.

Politics:

Both Israeli and Palestinian delegations resumed indirect talks in Cairo on Sunday to reach an agreement on a permanent ceasefire.

Osama Morsi, the son of former president Mohamed Morsi, said he would sue “the state apparatuses” due to alleged spying on his phone calls, which he said were sold to “Mubarak’s regime media.”

Official sources confirmed Sunday that the Interior Ministry allowed detained activist Alaa Abdel Fatah and his detained sister Sanaa to visit their father in the hospital after the latter faced a critical health situation.

The Salafist Call is coordinating with Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Religious Endowment to counter the spread of takfiri and Islamic extremism.

“More than 6 million EGP was the initial value that Egypt lost from the riot acts of burning public transportations buses”.

Business:

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab agreed to grant South Sinai 50 million EGP ($6 million) to build a desalination plant to boost tourism.

Public banks are set to offer investment certificates by the end of the current week with a 12 percent interest rate to fund the Suez Canal expansion project.

Editors’ Pick:

Known for their speculative fiction, new wave, comedy-fantasy films, the trio Ahmad Fahmy, Chico, and HeshamMaged’s fourth feature film World War III was released during the Eid vacation post-Ramadan, topping the box office from day one.

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