Wrap-up of Egypt’s top news June 21:MS804 investigative committee will decide on Tuesday if two black boxes should be sent abroad for repairs: minister
Egyptian footballer Mohamed Abu Treika - YOUM7


Egyptian court overturns border demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia

The Administrative Court has annulled on Tuesday a maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia in which Egypt would have ceded control of two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir.

The government still can appeal the ruling at a higher court. However, the agreement must also be approved by parliament.

MS804 investigative committee will decide on Tuesday if two black boxes should be sent abroad for repairs: minister

Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said investigators will decide today whether the memory units at the black boxes of doomed EgyptAir flight MS804 will need to be sent abroad or could be repaired domestically.

If they will be sent outside, the process will be under the supervision of the aviation ministry, he said.

Sisi to announce date to start work at Dabaa nuclear power plant in June 30 celebration

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi is expected to announce the start date of the construction work at the Dabaa nuclear power plant during the June 30 celebrations, well informed source at the electricity ministry told Youm7.

Local news:

Court nullifies decision to freeze assets of footballer Abu Treika

The Administrative Court on Tuesday has nullified a decision by a government committee to freeze the shares of Egyptian footballer Mohamed Abou-Treika in a tourism company.

In May 2015, a government committee decided to freeze Abu Treika’s shares at Asshab company for tourism over affiliation with outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

$25 k initial compensation for each family of MS804 victims

Families of MS804 victims will be paid $ 25,000 each as initial compensation, said Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Mesallam.

He added that the Interior Ministry will issue death certificates to all passengers and crew members within two days.

High school exam leaks continue on social media

The high school exam of Statistics was reportedly leaked Tuesday by the “Revolution of Corrupted Education” Facebook page minutes after the text began.

A number of students have been arrested over the past weeks for allegedly being administrators of different Facebook pages that have leaked high school exams with model answers.

Business news:

CBE closes 2 foreign exchange offices over black market dealing

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has closed two exchange companies for selling foreign currency at more than the official rate, Reuters quoted a CBE source Tuesday.

EGX rebounds on Thursday, benchmark rises by 0.66%

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) rebounded on Tuesday boosted by local institutions as well as Arab and foreign buying appetite, Youm7 reported.

The benchmark index EGX30 inched up 0.66 percent to end at 7,250.90 points.

UK’s Brexit will not affect Egypt’s petroleum agreements with EU- EGPC officials

Official sources at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) told Youm7 that oil agreements, imports and exports that were signed between Egypt’s petroleum sector and EU member states will not be affected in case a UK referendum, set to be held June 23, decided Britain should leave the European Union.

Social news:

Want to calve in granite, agate?

A workshop on calving in granite and agate will be held by al-Balad Library in downtown Cairo for eight days starting from July 11.

Get a certificate of manuscript authenticity at Bayt al-Sinnari

Bayt al-Sinnari in Sayeda Zeinab will hold a workshop on the authenticity of manuscripts for six days starting from June 25 in cooperation with the Arabic Manuscripts Institute. Trainees will receive certificates as long as they pass tests and attend at least 80% of the workshop.


Shikabala move to Lierse breaks down

Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’s proposed move to S.K. Lierse has fallen through after clubs have failed to come to an agreement, according to www.Kingfut.com.

Following a series of negotiations, Zamalek and Lierse have failed to come to an agreement over the transfer of Shikabala to the Belgian club.


Egypt’s Ahly to be boosted by fans against ASEC

Egyptian club Ahly have received security confirmations that they can allow fifteen thousand fans to attend their CAF Champions’ League group stage against Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas Abidjan on 28 June, according to Al Ahram online.


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