7pm News Wrapup Aug. 25
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Tripartite talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam resumed Monday in Khartoum after being stalled for eight months.

Egypt has recovered a set of 246 pieces of jewelry that belonged to the Mohamed Ali dynasty that was deposited in a bank safe box by an attendant of the late King Farouk (1920-1965) in the 1970s.

Former presidential spokesman Yasser Ali, along with 12 other defendants, was referred Saturday to criminal court over charges of belonging to the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group.

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Solidarity held Sunday a workshop to discuss amendments to Law 84 of 2002 addressing civil society organizations and NGOs.

February 17th Martyrs Brigades claimed in statements Sunday night that they had arrested a group of Egyptian pilots and soldiers in Libya.

Politics:

Award-winning activist Mahienour el-Masry went on a hunger strike Sunday in solidarity with those jailed on grounds of violating the 2013 Protest Law.

University degree holders are the segment of the population with the lowest marriage and divorce rates, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated in a report released Sunday.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said at a Sunday meeting with editors-in-chief from Egypt’s media outlets at Ithadeya presidential palace that Egypt had not intervened militarily in the ongoing conflict in Libya.

The family of detained activist Mohamed Sultan will organize a rally to support him centered at the Press Syndicate on Monday evening.

The Egyptian Dar Al-Ifta—the semi-governmental body responsible for issuing fatwas—created a Facebook page Call It Al-Qaeda Separatists, Not Islamic State to rectify the concept of an Islamic State and condemned the Islamic State’s (IS) “terrorist acts” in Iraq and Syria.

Business:

Qalaa Holdings (CCAP) concluded the sale of 100 percent of its subsidiary Sphinx Glass to Saudi Arabia’s Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) through its subsidiary CPC Emirates.

With presidential direction, Egyptian Minister of Supply Khalid Hanafy headed Sunday to the U.S. for a 3 day visit to sign an agreement with Bloomberg L.P. Company for executing three logistic projects in Egypt to improve storage and transfer systems.

The Chamber of Metallurgical Industries (CMI) at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) appealed to the Anti-Dumping and Subsidy department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade to control the import of Chinese steel to protect national production.

The Ministry of Investment will pump 64 billion EGP into two stimulus packages for the Egyptian economy to grow investment and boost Egypt’s revenues in the upcoming period.

Editors’ Pick:

Shocking photos of dozens of dead stray cats poisoned and bludgeoned to death circulated on social media and revealed “a huge massacre against animals” committed at the prestigious Gezira Club in Zamalek.

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