Wrap-up of Egypt’s top news July 11: Egypt’s FM in visit to Israel: talks tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks; Six abducted Egyptians in Libya return back home after being released
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a news conference at the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Files
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Politics:

Egypt’s Shoukry updates Palestinian President on his visit to Israel for peace talks

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has updated Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on his historical visit to Israel for resuming the installed peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis Sunday. Shoukry held a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the peace process and other regional issues of mutual concerns.

Shoukry also phoned his Jordanian and French counterparts on the outcomes of his visit.

Egypt’s FM after rare visit to Israel: talks tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Cairo after a rare visit to Tel Aviv, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Shoukry stated that his meeting with Netanyahu tackled Sisi’s vision to revive peace talks to end Palestinians’ humanitarian crisis, Youm7 quoted a press statement by the Foreign Ministry.

Egypt’s military releases six abducted Egyptian nationals in Libya

Egyptian military forces, in cooperation with Tobrok-based Libyan troops, managed to released six Egyptian nationals, who were abducted in Libya, Youm7 reported Monday.

The six nationals were kidnapped along the road link between Misrata and Bani Walid by unknown armed group, who asked for ransom.

The six people have arrived Monday evening at Libyan-Egyptian border crossing of Sallum.

 

 

Local:

Egyptian investigative committee to state new data on crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in few weeks: Minister

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy told al-Nahar talk show Monday that the Egyptian committee, which was tasked to investigate into the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean, will state new details in the coming few weeks, adding that the Egyptian authorities and the concerned bodies are still surveying the Mediterranean for victims’ remains.

 

Egypt thwarts 2 illegal migration attempts to Italy by 230 people

Egyptian naval forces have thwarted an illegal migration attempt by 179 migrants from different nationalities in Alexandria, before crossing the Mediterranean Sea to the Italian shores, Egyptian military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a statement Monday.

The unregistered migrants are from Egypt, Sudan, the Comoros, Eritrea, Ghana, and Guinea, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that an attempt of illegal migration by 51, including 14 Somalis, has been foiled in Delta’s Beheira governorate, before heading to Italy.

Police officer, conscript killed in roadside bomb attack in N. Sinai

A police officer and a conscript have been killed after a roadside bomb detonated in a passing armored personnel carrier in central Sinai, Reuters reported.

According to the British news agency, the incident took place in El-Monbateh district that belongs to Hasna town in North Sinai.

Meanwhile, a total of six “takfiri” armed militants were killed in military airstrikes that targeted terrorist hideouts within the past few hours in Southern Sheikh Zuwayed city, Youm7 reported Sinai sources as saying.

 

Business:

President Sisi meets with APM Terminals CEO

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Monday with CEO of the APM Terminals Co. Kim Fejfer, the Mærsk Group’s Executive Board, discussing the trade shipping of Egypt’s Suez Canal and ways of enhancing the Maersk’s investments in Egypt, according to a statement from Presidential office. The meeting was attended by Suez Canal Authority Chairperson Mohab Mamish.

 

Egypt seven-year yield jumps at auction, other sales cancelled

(Reuters) – Egypt cancelled sales on Monday of 1-1/2 and three-year treasury bonds and saw yields jump on its seven-year bond, data from the central bank website showed.

Yields on Egyptian government debt have been rising since the central bank raised its key interest rates by 100 basis points last month to their highest level in years.

Seven-year debt was sold on Monday at a yield of 17.291 percent, up from 16.161 percent when the bond was last auctioned on June 13, just three days before the central bank rate hike.

Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) last month raised the overnight deposit rate from 10.75 percent to 11.75 percent and the overnight lending rate from 11.75 percent to 12.75 percent, its highest since 2008.

The central bank did not immediately say why Monday’s two bond auctions were cancelled, but one banker told Reuters that the bids submitted were considered very high.

1/3 of Egypt’s population is under 15 yrs old: CAPMAS

One third of Egypt’s population aged below 15 years old constituting 31.3 percent, while elderly people (more than 65 years old) constituted 4.3 percent of the population as of 2016, said a Monday statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

The statement, which marks the World Population Day, said that the percentage of urban population reached 43 percent, while rural residents reached 57 percent.

Egypt to receive 3rd petroleum shipment from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has sent the third petroleum shipment; including petrol and diesel, to Egypt as part of a deal signed between Saudi ARAMCO Company and the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum, Youm7 quoted anonymous sources at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.

The deal stipulates that the Kingdom provides petroleum supplies to Egypt for a period of five years to meet Egypt’s needs of fuel.

 

Culture and Social:

 7K divorce settlements filed over ‘excessive use’ of social media, technology

A recent statistics by disputes settlement offices at Family courts revealed that a total of 7,000 requests for divorce settlement agreement have been submitted by wives this year because of their husbands’ “excessive use” of Facebook, whatsapp and “Candy Crush,” according to Youm7.

The lawsuits complained of “loss of communication between couples,” and “lack of attention to home and children needs and care.”

On the other hand, men have raised 2,100 lawsuits against their wives over being “highly attached to computers as spending long time in front of the PC screens and mobile phones up to 14 hours a day,” Youm7 quoted the lawsuits.

Last year, a total of 3,500 divorce lawsuits were filed over the negative effects of modern technology on marital life.

Husband claims divorcing his wife by blocking her on Facebook

Raneen, 28yrs, filed a lawsuit against her husband demanding to be divorced “properly” as her husband claimed they parted when blocked her on Facebook.

Marital disputes have forced Raneen to leave the house to find a message on Facebook by her husband telling her to return and apologize or else she will be divorced, and then blocked her out of his Facebook friends.

Asking him for an official paper to demonstrate the divorce, Raneen’s husband accused her of “ignorance” about technology claiming that they are already divorced when he blocked her on social media, and that’s the language of the age.

Fin whale is peaceful, toothless and young: official

Environment Minister Advisor Mahmoud Hanafy told Youm7 that the fin whale that appeared in Marina town, North Coast is “young, peaceful and toothless,” and is located in western Mediterranean off the Italian and French beaches.

Footage of the 10-meters in length fin whale swimming in Marina has been circulated by beachgoers on social media, with officials warning citizens against harming it. The fin whale has not been registered before in Egypt.

A research team at the Marine Sciences Institute has started an urgent study about the fin whale that has recently appeared in Marina town, North coast to determine the reasons for its appearance in this area; the study will be then submitted to Higher Education Minister Ashraf el-Shehy.

 

Sports:

Malick Evouna to undergo Tianjin Teda medical – Kingfut.com

Al Ahly & Gabon international striker Malick Evouna has left Egypt ahead of completing his move to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda F.C.

23-year-old forward Malick Evouna has already left Egypt ahead of his medical tests for China’s Tianjin Teda.

Ahly sign Petrojet goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy – Ahramonline

Petrojet goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy has officially signed a five-year contract with Ahly, the Egyptian League’s newly-crowned champions announced on Sunday.

Ahly confirms Tunisia defender Maaloul’s imminent arrival – Ahramonline

Ahly football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz has revealed that Tunisian international defender Ali Maaloul is close to wearing the Red Devils’ jersey and that an official announcement of the deal will come soon.

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