Wrap up of what happened in Egypt June 13
Decorations of the holy month of Ramadan are seen in old Cairo
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Politics

Sisi invited to Portugal to strengthen ties

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Portuguese foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva Monday, where the latter invited the Egyptian president to make an official visit to Lisbon to enhance economic and political relations.

Daughter of former head of Central Auditing Organization expelled from prosecution

Shorouk Genena, daughter of CAO head Hesham Genena currently standing trial over spreading false news on the scale of corruption in Egypt, was fired from the administrative prosecution for insulting former Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend.

Parliament to discuss amendment to foreigners’ residency law in Egypt

Five percent of the foreigners’ entry visa to Egypt will be allocated to the Interior Ministry; Youm7 quoted an amendment to the foreigners’ residency law in Egypt that is currently being discussed by the defense and national security committee at the House of Representatives. Per the amendment, the Interior Ministry will be using the allocated fees in cases of foreign nationals’ deportation from Egypt.

The parliament discussed Sunday a draft law, submitted by the Ministry of Interior, to increase residency and work visa fees for foreigners, Youm7 reported Chairperson of Defense and National Security Committee Kamal Amer.

Draft law on law to build and renovate churches submitted to parliament

Members of Parliament of Al-Wafd Party have submitted a draft law on building and renovating churches to Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal; Christians in Egypt have long complained about “intransigence” by officials in their requests to build new churches or renovate old ones.

EgyptAir plane made left, right turns according to Armed Forces radar report

The EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May made a turn to the left then a 360-degree turn to the right, according to the radar report of the Egyptian Armed Forces, matching the radar reports of the British and Greek radars. Signals from the flight recorder should continue until June 24.

Business

Slump in EGX indicators Monday

A general slump in bourse indicators as the market capitalization lost 263 EGP by the end of Monday; although the stock exchange was opened to high indicators, performance during the middle of the session was variable until it closed on decline.

Finance Ministry puts forward treasury bonds totaling 4.750b EGP

The Ministry of Finance put forward a total of 4.750b EGP in treasury bonds Monday on its website; 3 billion EGP were put forward with a maturity of three years by June 14, 2019 at an average interest rate of 14.638%.

Local news

19K flats to be delivered by end of June as part of major residential projects

ِA total of 190,000 apartments will be finalized before the end of June and 550,000 others by June 2017 as part of major social residency projects, according to meeting of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

Dar al-Iftaa condemns Orlando shooting

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa slammed the shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida that killed 50 people, stressing that Islam forbids the killing of innocent souls. It added that terrorism is no longer limited to one country and does not differentiate between a Muslim and non-Muslim.

33 suspects arrested in security campaign in Sinai

A total of 33 suspects were arrested in a security campaign in North Sinai Monday while 26 others were released after they were proved not implicated in violence; 9 bombs planted on the route of security forces in Arish and Sheikh Zuwayed were detonated by the forces without casualties.

Social

Open buffet service is Pharaonic habit: Study

Open buffet service is a Pharaonic habit depicted on the walls of ancient Egyptian temples, according to a study conducted by Egyptian Egyptologist Mohamed Yehia Ewida. He said that ancient houses had a big table as a buffet and millstone for the Pharaohs they contain a buffet, and a millstone for grinding grain of wheat, barley, and an oven to bake bread in all its forms, DPA reported.

GACP organizes set of cultural events in Muizz Street during Ramadan

General Authority for Cultural Palaces (GACP) have organized a number of art and cultural events in Muizz Street in Islamic Cairo during the holy Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar when the Muslims worldwide fast, according to a statement from the GACP.

Sports

No Foreign referees for Al-Ahly and Ismaili matches: EFA – YOUM7

Egypt’s Chairman of Referees Committee of the Egyptian Football Association Gamal al-Ghandour stated Monday that no foreign referees have been appointed for Al-Ahly and Ismaili sporting clubs during the Egyptian Premier League, Youm7 reported.

The clubs did not ask for presence of foreign referees in their matches, Gandour added, noted that foreign referees were appointed only in al-Ahly-Zamalek match.

Ahmed El-Sheikh returns as Martin Jol announces squad for Al Ahly’s postponed clash against Al Masry – Kingfut.com

Dutch manager Martin Jol announced the 20-man squad called up for Al Masry’s encounter. The list has witnessed the exclusion of Veteran Striker Emad Meteb, Bassem Ali and Amr Gamal for technical reasons, Ahmed Fathi due to suspension. While Ahmed Hegazy and Abdullah El-Said misses due to injury. However, Ahmed El-Sheikh returns after missing the previous matches.

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