Prosecutors have ordered the detention of two policemen for negligence after a bomb exploded inside a Cairo court.


Committee managing Brotherhood assets faces group’s debt
The committee inventorying and managing the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood now faces the problem of paying the debts of the banned group’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), according to sources in the party. The FJP owes over EGP8 million to Al-Ahram printing house for printing the party’s newspaper. It also reportedly in debt to the Insurance Authority, the journalists of its newspaper, and landlords of the party’s branches. [Cairo Post, 10/7/2014]

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Two policemen detained after bomb explodes at Cairo court
Prosecutors have ordered the detention of two policemen for negligence after a bomb exploded inside a Cairo court. The homemade bomb exploded in the prosecution room, injuring a prosecutor and his secretary. The two officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the incident. The explosion happened while the prosecutor was examining confiscated materials, which included two bombs, in a case involving sabotage at a telecom center. According to Al-Ahram, the prosecutor dropped the bomb causing it to explode. [Ahram Online, 10/7/2014]

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Egypt to sign trade deal with Kuwait in November
Egypt will sign a trade and industry cooperation agreement with Kuwait in November, state news agency MENA reported on Tuesday, citing the Egyptian minister of industry and trade. The agreement, which aims to boost mutual trade and investment, will be signed in the Kuwaiti capital. [Ahram Online, SIS, Aswat Masriya (Arabic), 10/7/2014]

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Private firm hired to provide security for al-Azhar and fifteen state universities
The Falcon Security Firm has been engaged to provide security for fifteen state universities and Al-Azhar University’s main campus, an arrangement that goes into effect ahead of the opening of the new academic year on October 11. The firm will install heavy steel gates in front of electronic gates at campus entrances, a measure to contain violence if riots break out on university grounds, the group’s executive director Sherif Khaled said. Private security guards will also undergo specific training to deal with students, he said adding that the security firm’s role is not to intervene into the students’ activities, but rather protect them from the threat of violence or plans to disrupt the educational process. [Mada Masr, 10/6/2014]

Limited pro-Morsi protests in Alexandria, Cairo on October war anniversary
Small-scale protests by supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi took place in Egypt on Monday, the anniversary of the October 6 war. Three pro-Morsi protests erupted in the Mediterranean governorate of Alexandria, where protesters denounced what they described as a military coup against Morsi last summer. Security forces quickly quelled the protests and arrested seven protesters. [Ahram Online, 10/6/2014]

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Egypt army kills sixteen militants in North Sinai
Egypt’s army killed sixteen militants from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis jihadist group early Tuesday as it continues its operation to rein in extremists in the restive Sinai Peninsula. In offensives south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities in North Sinai, army forces also injured six and arrested four leading members of the group that has claimed responsibility for several attacks on army and police recently. [Aswat Masriya, Ahram Online, AP, 10/7/2014]

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Kerry to join Cairo talks on rebuilding Gaza
US Secretary of State John Kerry will take part in a conference on rebuilding Gaza, devastated by a fifty-day war with Israel earlier this year State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. The talks will take place on October 12. The Palestinian government on Thursday unveiled a 76-page reconstruction plan for Gaza, calling for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory, with the largest amount going to build housing for some 100,000 left homeless. [AFP, 10/6/2014]

Libyan prime minister to visit Egypt on Tuesday
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni will visit Egypt on Tuesday at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. Thinni will be accompanied by a Libyan diplomatic delegation, in a visit that will reportedly concern the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The purpose of the visit is to discuss Egypt-Libya relations, to clarify Egypt’s role in supporting Libya’s “fight against terrorism,” and to coordinate cooperation between the two countries. [Ahram Online, EGYNews (Arabic), Ahram Gateway (Arabic), 10/7/2014]

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