Egypt Press Review: March 9
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Youm7 press

 

Youm7

Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission is to start preparations for elections following interim President Adly Mansour’s issuance of the Presidential Elections Law, said presidential advisor Ali Awad.

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Saturday until March 22 the trial session of former president Hosni Mubarak along with his sons and his former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly in the case of killing peaceful protesters during January 25 Revolution and exporting gas to Israel.

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Presidential candidacy registration to start during the second half of March

Egypt requests Arab countries to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

The spring semester at schools began Saturday with calm , while Muslim Brotherhood students protest in various governorates

Security Forces pursuing 20 members of militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in South Rafah, Sinai

The Attorney General addresses the European Union to renew freezing of former president Hosni Mubarak’s assets in European countries

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considered the U.N. Human Rights Council report on Egypt’s rights abuses “unbalanced and contrary to reality.”

Several Egyptian feminist organizations called for equality between genders in all decision-making and high-level positions in the state in accordance to the new constitution.

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12 million registered citizens failed to pay their electricity bills, said Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, adding the ministry is preparing to face an increase in consumption during summer

Bomb blast in Heliopolis

National Council for Women demands fair representation in parliamentary councils

Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy: Doctors strike will not affect emergency rooms or intensive care units

 Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Political Parties welcome the issuance of Presidential Elections Law, but there was controversy regarding a campaign advertisement spending limint of 25 million EGP.

Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi is to review his position on a possible candidacy following the granting of immunity to Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee decisions.

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Minister of  Administrative and Local Development Adel Labib: Development of 58 slum areas finished

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy: Our water security linked with our national security

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim: 50,000 new arms imported to face terrorists

State Council: former presidents Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Morsi along with figures from their regimes have the right to run for presidential office as long as there are no court verdicts issued against them

Doctors and pharmacists escalate their strike with 80 percent participation daily for a full month

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Attorney General requested Interpol arrest Muslim Brotherhood leaders based on Saudi Arabia’s decision to list the organization as terrorist group.

Minister of Agriculture Ayman Abu Hadid called for halting the establishment of million-man cities in the Delta for fear of drowning, saying that no one is safe from weather changes like “Noah’s deluge.”

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Cairo requests Apache aircrafts from Washington to face terrorism in Sinai

Governmental decision to raise the electricity bills by 10 to 15 percent within days

Protest before cabinet to return suspended companies to state property

Supreme Constitutional Court settles the conflict between the State Council and Presidency, ruling that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee’ decisions are unappealable

 Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

One of Pentagon leaders Lloyd J. Austin said Egypt’s fight against “terrorism” was important for Middle East security.

Alexandria public transportation workers announce a strike, with participation reaching 75 percent, demanding a work allowance.

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Trial of 70 suspects affiliated with Muslim Brotherhood including a French man charged with terrorism in Mansoura

Media ban lifted on Mubarak’s trial

Emergency state in Metro and railways

Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry: Legislations for Egypt’s ports will be amended and infrastructure will be provided as encouragement for investment

Hezbollah attacks Saudi decision to list them as terrorist group.

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