UPDATE: Egypt’s political digest July 2: Shoukry congratulates Iraqi counterpart on regaining Fallujah
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Al-Jaafari in Baghdad on Saturday July 2, 2016, Youm7..
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Shoukry congratulates Iraqi counterpart on regaining Fallujah

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on Saturday and reviewed latest developments in regional and international issues of mutual interest, Youm7 reported.

During the meeting, Shoukry congratulated Jaafari on the Iraqi security forces efforts to regain al Fallujah from the grip of Islamic States militants, according to a statement released by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

State council reviewed draft law to cancel daylight saving time, sent it to parl’t

The legislation department at the State Council finished reviewing a draft law to cancel Egypt’s daylight saving time, Youm7 reported

The draft law was sent to the House of Representatives for final vote whether to cancel or keep daylight saving time. In April, the government announced that daylight saving time would be applied July 5 until the end of October before a parliament committee agreed to cancel the decision and put it to a vote.

Trial of Morsi, 24 co defendants on insulting judiciary adjourned to Sep. 22

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 24 others, including lawyers, activists and Muslim Brotherhood members, over charges of “insulting the judiciary” until September 22, Al Ahram reported.

Morsi is accused of insulting Judge Ali Mohamed Ahmed el Nemr during a presidential speech on 26 June 2013.

Black box of crahed EgyptAir flight MS804 in condition to attempt extracting recordings – Reuters

The Egyptian Investigative Committee, tasked to probe into the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 into the Mediterranean said Saturday that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the plane is in a condition to attempt extracting recordings, Reuters reported.

Parliament probes into Upper Egypt’s Minya sectarian violence 

The Human Rights Committee of the Egyptian Parliament formed a fact-finding committee to investigate into violence incidents that took place in Koum el-Lofy Village, in Upper Egypt, after a number of residents set fire to a house owned by a Christian man over allegations he will transform the house into a church, Youm7 reported lawmaker Tadros Kaldas.

Parliamentarian calls for blocking internet during Thanaweya Amma exmas

Deputy of the Education Committee  in the Parliament Hani Abaza has called for blocking the Internet in Egypt during the exam of Thanaweya Amma ( high school diploma) as a way to stop the exam leakage and cheating, Youm7 reported Friday evening.

Egypt’s Parliament discusses allegations of corruption in local wheat Saturday 

Fact-funding Committee of the Egyptian Parliament will convene Saturday to discuss allegation of corruption in the local wheat procurement, Youm7 reported. There are allegations of wasting 240 million EGP (about $27 million) of wheat procurement from the silos.

Prosecution to consider imprisonment renewal against 7 policemen

Egypt’s prosecution will consider Saturday the renewal of imprisonment against seven policemen over accusation of forming a “terrorist cell” inside the Ministry of Interior, Youm7 reported. The policemen were arrested in February while they were on their way to the Egyptian Media Production City to be interviewed by anchorman and journalist Wael al-Ibrashi on detaining four policemen in Delta’s Sharqia governorate.

House of Representatives to mull a proposal to establish an independent court for football 

The Sports Committee of Egypt’s House of Representatives will consider a proposal to establish a court for football cases; the court to be independent of the Egyptian Football Association, Youm7 reported deputy if Sports and Youth Committee at the parliament Sahr al-Hawari.

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