7pm News Wrapup Aug. 23
By THE CAIRO POST

News

The Governorate of Cairo will open in 20 days 12 new centers equipped with the “highest level of technology” in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication to serve people with special needs.

Egyptian Armed Forces: Egypt will finalize digging of the newly-launched Suez Canal expansion project by April 2015.

The Arab Organization for Penal Reform wins lawsuit against Interior Ministry, and obtains 403,000 EGP compensation for  tortured prisoners.

Tourism and Antiquities Police (TAA) foiled an unprecedented attempt to loot an archaeological site where the would-be thieves began to dig a tunnel underneath the Nile River.

Coptic Christians across Egypt celebrated Friday the Feast of St. Mary.

Politics

Mahmoud Abbas: “We talked with Hamas and the Egyptian proposal is the only choice posed.”

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Ethiopia after talks over Ethiopia’s controversial Renaissance Dam in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday.

Amnesty International condemns Libya over execution of Egyptian by armed group.

The International Union for Azhar and Sufi Youth are going to organize an investigating committee to examine the events that happened in the United States since the killing of African American teenager Michael Brown.

Business

Violations on agricultural lands reached 1.2 million cases on 51,696 acres, according to the Ministry of Agriculture’s latest report.

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is scheduled to auction $ 6 billion in treasury bills to increase liquid assets for the Ministry of Finance Sunday.

In-depth

Head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) to The Cairo Post:  New law to counter war crimes and crimes against humanity targets the Muslim Brotherhood.

Editor’s pick

Egyptians pay more money for slower internet than the global average: Ookla.

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