Wrap-up of Egypt’s top news July 25: 2 Thanaweya Amma students suicide after failure in exam; Assassination plot cancels Sisi’s visit to Mauritania for Arab Summit; women ‘negatively portrayed’ in Ramadan drama
Group of Thanaweya Amma Students revise before the exam in the third day of Egypt's Thanaweya Amma exams which began on June 7 2015
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Navy forces rescue 18 on board of sinking launch 

Navy forces have managed to rescue 18 Egyptians; 14 passengers and four crew members, who were on boarding of a sinking launch near Hurghada city, stated Military Spokesperson Mohamed Samir.

The crew sent a distress call after the tourist launch called “Aliaa,” broke down; the navy forces who were patrolling in the area responded to the call and rescued the passengers.

 

2,073 scenes negatively portrayed women in Ramadan drama

A total of 2,073 scenes in Ramadan drama have negatively portrayed the woman, stated a report by the National Council for Women.

The report, which monitored 28 series that was aired during the holy month of Ramadan, added that the women was subjected to violence in around 1,607 scenes.

 

Thanaweya Amma student shot herself dead, another set himself on fire over failure of passing final exams in Upper Egypt

A Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) female student shot herself dead after her brother Jokingly claimed that she failed in final exams of Thanaweya Amma in Upper Egypt’s Asyut, Youm7 reported Monday.

Meanwhile, a 18-year-old suffers 100 percent burns after he set himself on fire he failed in final exams of Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) in Upper Egypt’s Sohag, Youm7 reported Saturday.

Education Minister Hilali al Sherbiniy on Sunday approved the results of final year exams for secondary students (Thanaweya Amma,) at a success rate of 75.7 percent compared to 79.4 percent last year.

 

Number of work injury cases in Egypt declined by 5.9%: CAPMAS

The total number of work injury cases reached 15,911 in 2015, comparing to 16,902 cases in 2014, a decrease by 5.9 percent, according to annual bulletin of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Monday.

 

Politics:

 

Assassination plot cancels Sisi’s visit to Mauritania

An assassination plot was behind the cancellation of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Mauritania for attending the Arab summit, which will take place Monday, Youm7 reported an Egyptian anonymous officials Monday. The officials added that the uncovered plot was prepared to take place in Mauritania.

After a meeting held in the Presidential Palace Sunday, President Sisi has mandated Prime Minister Sherif Ismail to chair Egypt’s delegation in Mauritania, according to Presidency’s statement

Amid maximum security measures in Nouakchott, Egypt will deliver the Arab Summit presidency to Mauritania.

 

Pope Tawadros II: 37 attacks carried out on churches over three years

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria stated a total of 37 attacks carried out on churches in Egypt over the past three years, per a report, conducted by the Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and will be referred to the House of Representatives, Youm7 reported.

Pope’s remarks came during his meeting with a delegation from the parliament to discuss sectarian violence that took place in Upper Egypt.

A total of 18 people were arrested over alleged involvement in inciting sectarian violence in Beni Suef, the head of the media office at the Interior Ministry Khaled Fawzy told El-Asema TV Channel Saturday.

The incidents took place on Friday when a number of Muslims hurled stones at a house owned by a Coptic man, where he was hosting religious rituals.

 

Egypt condemns Ansbach suicide bomb attack 

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has condemned a suicide bomb attack that took place on a music festival in Ansbach city in Germany Sunday night, leaving 15 people injured.

German police revealed that the attacker was a Syrian asylum seeker who blown himself up, killing only himself.

 

Court releases 61 Ahly fans on bail 

Alexandria Misdmeanor Court ruled to release 61 fans of Ahly Sporting Club on bail after they were arrested following the Ahly-Wydad match.

The arrested fans were accused of inciting violence, damaging public facilities and assaulting police personnel.

 

Business:

 

Egypt’s pound weakens on black market amid devaluation talk – Reuters

The Egyptian pound weakened to an unprecedented 13 to the dollar on the black market on Monday, hit by expectations of a devaluation as an acute hard currency shortage hampers trade in the import-dependent country.

 

Egypt to receive $1 bln from Saudi Arabia in few days: Minister

Egypt will receive $1 billion in grants and investments from Saudi Arabia within the coming few days, Youm7 reported Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr Monday.

An amount of $500 million is the second installment of Saudi 205 billion grant, while other $500 million represent the one-third of 1.5 billion in soft loan for Sinai development, the Minister added.

Early June, Egypt has asked for $500 million installment Saudi Arabia, the second installment of 2.5 billion grant to establish a number of projects in Egypt, an Egyptian official told al-Mal newspaper Saturday evening.

On June1, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Sahr Nasr has announced that Egypt has received the first installment of $500 million. The grant has been signed between both sides in April during Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz’s visit to Egypt.

 

Egypt’s 50% of investing companies see political instability causes slowdown in economic growth: global report

50 percent of Egyptian companies see that post-2011 revolution political instability and corruption are main factors of slowdown of the economic growth, according to a report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank.

According to the report, of which Youm7 has a copy, showed that private sector investments could be a key factor for enhancing the economic growth in North African and the Middle East.

 

Egypt signs deal of $40 mln with OFID to finance small-and medium enterprises

Minister of International Cooperation also signed Monday an agreement of $40 million with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) to finance Egyptian small and medium enterprises, Youm8 reported.

The OFID has participated in financing a total of 23 development projects in Egypt since 1976, with $ 587.6 million in soft loans, according to a reported issued recently by the OFID.

The Fund is financing ten ongoing projects, worth at $322 million, in fields of energy, health, agriculture, and small and medium enterprises.

 

Social:

 

Egyptian-Japanese committee formed to transport king Sneferu-era stones to EGM

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, in cooperation with Japan, have formed a joint committee to transport historical stones dating back to king Sneferu, the founder of the 4th dynasty, to the under-construction Egyptian Grand Museum (EGM) in Giza, Youm7 reported Monday official at the Ministry of Antiquities  spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media.

Woman asks divorce because husband snores 

A woman has asked a court to get divorce from her husband due to his “unbearable loud snoring” in Giza, Youm7 reported Monday.

The husband, Selim B., said that he suffers a disease in the sinus and her wife wanted the divorce to get dowry and divorces expenses. He also claimed that her wife was putting Hypnotic bills in his drinks to extend he was hospitalized due to over-dose.

 

Two Egyptian students win Bronze medals in Switzerland-held 2016 international Physics Olympiad

Sami Farag and Mohamed al-Sharnoby have won two bronze medals at the Switzerland-held 2016 international Physics Olympiad, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported an official at the Egyptian Ministry Monday. The two winners are thanaweya amma (high school diploma) students.

 

Japanese Kagoshima City Museum of Art hosts exhibition on Pyramids builders

Kagoshima City Museum of Art has hosted an exhibition about era of the Pyramids builders since October 2015, Youm7 reported head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry of Aniquities Ilham Salah al-Din Monday.

The Kagoshima City Museum is the fourth station for the exhibition, which scheduled to be held in eight Japanese cities in the period between October 2015 and September 2016, per a cooperation protocol between both countries, she added. The exhibition showed a total of 120 artifacts, she continued.

 

Sports: 

 

Tunisian footballer Ali Maaloul arrives in Cairo to join al-Ahly

Tunisian Club Sportif Sfaxien’s left back footballer Ali Maaloul arrived Monday in the Cairo International Airport to join al-Ahly SC, which signed a contract of 400,000 euro with Maaloul to play for the Egyptian club over the coming four years, Youm7 reported.

 

Al-Ahly officially signs deal to transfer Ramadan Sobhi to Stoke City

Ahly club officials signed Monday a deal to transfer footballer Ramadan Sobhi from the club to British Stoke City club, Youm7 reported. Sobhi also signed the contract to play as a winger for the Stoke City for four seasons.

 

Egypt’s U20 women’s national handball team faces Slovakian Monday

Egyptian U20 women’s national handball team will face Monday Slovakian counterpart in World Volleyball Cup that takes place in Slovakia, Youm7 reported.

 

Minister of Sports directs to develop Post Said’s stadiums

Minister of Sports and Youth Khaled Abdel-Azizi has directed to develop Mediterranean city of Port Said’s stadiums, Youm7 reported. His remarks came during his tour to the governorate Monday.

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