7pm News Wrapup Aug. 28


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will chair the Egyptian delegation for the 69th session meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the end of September.

United Nations World Food Program (WFP) sent the Gaza strip humanitarian aid through Egypt’s Rafah border crossing for the first time in seven years.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi accepted Wednesday the Brazilian President’s invitation to visit Brazil.

Egypt’s agreement on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam would depend on the results that will be released by an international consultant company,

An upcoming auction by the U.S. based Sadigh Gallery will feature a number of antiquities that the Antiquities Ministry claims are fraudulent copies.

Any factory that dumps its waste into the Nile River would face severe consequences.

Ismailia Misdemeanor Court, headed by Judge Alaa Zahran, released 13 police officers from al-Mostaqbal Central Prison Wednesday, all accused of helping two prisoners escape.

Qasr al-Nil prosecution has recalled the manager of the Gezira Sporting Club on Wednesday to hear his testimony over a report that accused him of ordering the killing of stray cats at the prestigious club in the Zamalek district.


Jailed sibling activists Alaa Abd el-Fattah and Sanaa Seif will be released for three days to attend their father’s funeral and see family.

Lawyer and renowned human rights activist Ahmed Seif el-Islam passed away in a special care unit in Qasr el-Aini Hospital Tuesday after suffering a long-term cardiac illness.

Leaders of both the Democratic Current Coalition and Wafd Coalition announced setting their final decision on whether to merge in a meeting next week.

Terrorist group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has claimed on Thursday beheading four civilian Egyptians hailing from Sawarka and Romailat villages in Sinai, after accusing them of spying for Israel.

A delegation from an Egyptian NGO began an investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri violence Wednesday in the U.S.

A donor conference for Gaza reconstruction will be held in Cairo in October, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s top leaders in prison refused to meet the June 30 fact-finding committee to document their testimonies over the violent dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins on Aug 14, 2013.

A video of three men in civilian clothes taking pictures with a bloody body of a man in a morgue surfaced Wednesday and was condemned by the Ministry of Interior Thursday.


The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is set to auction 7 billion EGP ($978.93 million) in treasury bills Thursday, amid ongoing efforts to fill a soaring budget deficit.

The United Arab Emirates agreed to grant the Egyptian General Petroleum Authority (EGPC) a soft loan to providing the citizens’ increasing need of petroleum products from UAE and other countries.

In its last amendments on real estate tax regulations, the Ministry of Finance agreed to exempt the Small and Mid-Cap Enterprises’ (SME) premises of less-than 1,200 monthly rental value or 100,000 total market value amid efforts to boost the sector.

The new Qostul land port between Egypt and Sudan Wednesday will not only open borders with Sudan, but with other African countries as well.

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