Wrap-up of Egypt’s top news July 8:Egypt to be harmed of post-Netanyahu visit to Nile Basin states: Political Science professor
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at his office in Jerusalem, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Teenager killed over verbally harassing a girl in Beni Suef

A man was killed in a fight with a brother of girl over verbal harassment south of Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef, Youm7 reported Friday.

The fight erupted after the brother of the girl blamed the 18 year old deceased for harassing his sister at a public park during Eid al Fitr. The forensic report for the dead body of the student revealed he was stabbed with a knife in his belly.

Police officer, fiancée found dead in car north of Cairo

A police officer and his fiancée were found dead Thursday inside a car parked at a garage in Gesr al Suez area northwest of Cairo, Youm7 reported.

Motives behind the death of the 20 year-old lieutenant remain unknown until the forensic report is released. Hi colleague said he suggests “criminal aspects” behind the death.

47 ships transit the Suez Canal carrying 2.3m tons on Friday: SCA chairman

Forty seven vessels have transited the Suez Canal on Friday with a total load of 2.3 million tons, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Mohab Mamish was quoted by Youm7.

Madison Maersk  is among the ships crossed the canal on Friday carrying 200,000 tons, said Mamish adding that an average of 43.8 ships transited the canal per day during June, with an average load of 2.66m tons per day. The average load per ship was about 60,608 tons during that period.

Divers in search for whale seen in North Coast; officials warn citizens against annoying fish

Ministry of Environment has called on beach goers at the North Coast not to “act aggressively toward whales spotted in the area, or take any action that would annoy them,” in case they were detected in the vicinity of the tourist places.

The ministry has received a report saying that a whale was spotted in Marina resort town in the Mediterranean Sea; officials urged citizens to take photos of dolphins, tortoise or any strange fish that appear in the area and send the pictures to the ministry with the location details in order to “enrich the biodiversity of Egypt database.”

After citizens reported seeing a whale, the ministry sent divers to search for it in the area, and make sure it is safe and not injured.

Investigations begin into Cairo amusement park accident

Investigations began into an accident at a small amusement park in Cairo’s Abbasiya district, after a ride collapsed over the people and reportedly caused some injuries.

 

Politics

Sisi receives phone call from Irish PM over detained Ibrahim Halawa

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi received a phone call from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who pushed for the release of detained Irish student Ibrahim Halawa, state news agency MENA reported Friday.

From his side, Sisi asserted on the impartiality and independency of the Egyptian judiciary and expressed his incapability to intervene in its affairs.

Halawa, 20, was arrested at a protest staged by pro-Muslim Brotherhood group in Cairo in August 2013. In June his trial was postponed until October 2.

Egypt’s Attorney General orders the sale of seized foodstuff to public at market price

Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered to put foodstuff and goods seized in police raids on sale to public at the same price through public sector companies, Al Masry al Youm7 reported Thursday.

The order came after the Solidarity Ministry announced the seizure of 21 tons of rotten salted fish on Wednesday as a part of a crackdown on unsafe foods by police.

The decision was praised by Internal Trade and Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy who added that the money collected from the sale will be temporarily placed under the judicial guardianship until a final verdict is issued in the lawsuits relating to the seized goods.

Israel finds possible debris from crashed EgyptAir jet; Egypt coordinates for restoration

The Egyptian committee investigating the EgyptAir MS804 crash stated Thursday that coordination is underway to transfer the debris found in Israel to Cairo to verify if it belongs to the ill-fated jet that fall into the Mediterranean in May.

Reuters quoted an official at the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office saying that wreckage apparently from the crashed Egyptian jet was washed up on a beach north of Tel Aviv.

The John Lethbridge survey vessel, hired by Egypt to search for jet parts in the sea, is still searching to ensure there are no human remains at the crash site, Egyptian committee said in its statement.

Egypt to be harmed of post-Netanyahu visit to Nile Basin states: Political Science professor

Professor of Political Science at Cairo University Tareq Fahmy told Youm7 that Egypt will “be harmed of repercussions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Nile basin states,” adding that Israel represents its self as providing finance for Africa’s dam construction and development achievement.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Mohamed el-Orabi, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee at the Parliament, said that African countries will not forget the Palestinian case, and will not grant a settler entity, in reference to Israel, an observer status.

Netanyahu began Monday a four-country trip to East Africa states including: Ughanda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

160 ‘wanted’ Egyptians listed by Interpol, including 56 MBs & 9 Mubarak era’s figures

A total of 160 Egyptians are listed as ‘wanted’ by the Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) for Egypt, which has sent red notices with their names to all state members; an anonymous judicial source told Youm7.

The names include 56 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and nine figures of the former regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

 

Business

Egypt imports decrease by 1.8% in March-May, 2016: report

Egypt’s import bill decreased by 1.8 percent during the period March-May 2016 to register $5.750 billion compared to $5.856 billion during the same period last year, Youm7 quoted a report from the customs authority on Friday.

The figures indicate trade volume has not been affected by the hike in the value of the US dollar against the Egyptian Pound, said Magdy Abdel Azizi, head of the Egyptian Customs Authority.

Misr petroleum pumps 8.2 m liters of fuel in 3rd day of Eid al Fitr

Misr Petroleum Company announced on Friday it has pumped a total of 8.2 million liters of 90-octane and 92-octane gasoline in the third day of Eid al Fitr, Youm7 reported.

Chairman of Misr Petroleum Mohamed Shaaban said the move is a bid to cover the market demand during the Eid al Fitr holiday in which millions of Egyptians across the country travel to spend the holiday with their families.

Egypt’s foreign reserves increase by 0.14% in a month

Egypt’s net foreign reserves have slightly rose to $17.546 billion at the end of June up from $17.520 billion at the end of May, the central bank announced Thursday.

Last week, Egypt has returned to Qatar $1 billion deposited by the Gulf state to help prop up the Egyptian central bank’s hard currency reserves after the 2011 uprising. It has also paid back an installment of $720 million out of $3.55 billion due to the nineteen-creditor Paris Club.

Egypt’s cooperation portfolio with IDB worth $2 bln: source

Egypt’s current cooperation portfolio with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) includes 14 undergoing projects in different sectors worth a total of USD 2 billion, an anonymous source at the Ministry of International Cooperation told Youm7.

The source said that IDB’s most finance goes to power and energy sector, as it funds eight projects worth USD 1.6 billion.

New Alamein to witness investments worth 3 billion EGP in 2016/2017 development plan

A report by the Ministry of Planning revealed that the new Alamein city, with a distance of 8000 feddan, is expected to witness investments worth 3 billion EGP as part of the 2016/2017 development plan of the western north coast area.

 

Social

Reader captures video of whale in North Coast

A Youm7 reader, Hassan Tayseer, captured a video for a whale near Marbella Village beat in North Coast at 6:35 a.m. on Friday, according to a message he sent to Youm7’s whatsapp service.

Over the past days, readers have spotted a whale in Marina town in North Coast; Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy cited “clean sea water” in Egypt as a reason behind the appearance of whales.

The Environment Ministry has urged citizens who spot whales or strange fish to send pictures and locations in order to make sure the fish are safe and unharmed. The ministry has also warned against any aggressive act toward the spotted fish.

 Giza Pyramids sees 17K visitors 2nd day of Eid el-Fitr

Egyptiologist Ashraf Mohey, the head of Giza Pyramids district, told Youm7 that Giza pyramids has witnessed a total of 17,000 Egyptians and foreigners visitors on the Thursday; the second day of Eid el-Fitr.

July 10: Biggest color festival at Alexandria International Garden

Alexandria International Garden will host Sunday the “Biggest color festival” in the Mediterranean city free of charge, according to De Cairo website.

The program includes a concert by the Danger School Band, stand-up comedy show and a beat box show.

The International Garden is located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert Road; for more inquiries: 01276753726.

Man arrested for illegally possessing crocodile

A young man was arrested for possessing a 60-cm crocodile showing it to passersby in exchange for money, in violation to the natural reserves and aquaculture law.

The crocodile was seized and sent to Giza Zoo.

 

Sports

Norweigan Oddvar Moen to officiate Cairo derby Saturday –  Kingfut.com

The Norweigan referee Svein Oddvar Moen has been appointed to officiate Cairo derby between Al-Ahly Sporting Club and its counterpart Zamalek Saturday, Kingfut website quoted an announcement by the Egyptian Committee of Referees.

Zamalek winger ‘Kahraba’ confirms offer from Saudi’s Ittihad Jeddah – Kingfut.com

Zamalek 22-yr old winger Mahmoud Abdel Moneim, known as “Kahraba” confirmed to Kingfut website that he has officially received an offer from Saudi Arabia titans Ittihad Jeddah.

Ahly’s El- Sheikh leg injury to prevent his participation in Saturday’s Cairo derby

Al-Ahly player Ahmed el-Sheikh will not be able to participate on Saturday match with Zamalek due to his leg injury, according to Filgoal website.

 

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