Egypt’s Court of Cassation reduced Tuesday a fine against steel tycoon and former National Democratic Party member from 100 million EGP ($13.9 million) to 10 million EGP over Ezz’s steel monopoly
- The ban against the Haifa Wahbe film “Halawet al-Rooh” was lifted, after being placed in April due to the film’s sexual content
- Following its visit to Egypt, the delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report saying “Egypt’s economy is recovering”
- The Cabinet held a meeting Wednesday to discuss ways to tackle the Nov. 28 protest called for by the ultraconservative Salafist Front
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional and international issues, including the peace process in the Middle East, combating terrorism and the situations in Libya and Syria.
- The Nour Party will hold a press conference Wednesday to declare its rejection to the Nov. 28 protests called for by the ultraconservative Salafist Front
- In his Tuesday meeting with NGO’s representatives, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim warns of “deadly force” to ward off Nov. 28 protests
- Renowned Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday at the age of 87
Security forces killed 15 Islamist militants in a raid in North Sinai’s town of Rafah Tuesday.
- Chief-of-staff of the armed forces Major General Mahmoud Hegazy met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Deindeas in Athens Tuesday to discuss bilateral military cooperation
- The Egyptian Exchange closed Tuesday on a negative note for the second consecutive session, while EGX market capital gained 2.8 EGP billion to hit 516.1 billion EGP
Death toll in the residential building that has collapsed Monday in Cairo’s district of Matariya rises to 19, with 8 injured.
- The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said cold weather in Cairo and the Delta will continue on Wednesday
- The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) has set Dec. 14 for the first hearing to rule on the constitutionality of the controversial Protest Law
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The Beheira Criminal Court sentenced Tuesday 15 pro- Muslim Brotherhood to life in absentia over charges of inciting violence, rioting and vandalism.
- The Kellogg Company has offered to buy Bisco Misr, the Egyptian cake and biscuit company, for a total of $127.06 million
- Egypt’s supreme state security court has sentenced to 15 day pending investigations the Islamic cleric Mahmoud Shaaban over charges of joining a prohibited organization, inciting violence against civilians and burning state institutions
- The Civil Protection Authority controlled a fire in a train at Upper Egypt’s governorate of Sohag. No casualties were reported