Egypt Press Review: April 12


Youm7 press


European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton ended her visit to Cairo after meeting with a number of officials, public and political figures, and affirming Egypt’s capacity to restore stability.


  • One Takfiri suspect killed and six others arrested.
  • Cairo Criminal court will hear the prosecution witnesses’ testimonies over the Ithadeya Palace clashes.
  • Muslim Brotherhood marches clashes with residents in Giza and Cairo, leaving seven injuries.
  • Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam intervenes in Aswan family conflict in order to stop it.

Ahram press


Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent an official warrant to its U.K. counterpart to recount the reasons behind listing Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group; consisting of the group’s criminal acts.

In a shocking statement by Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, he said that ending the power outage crisis during the upcoming summer is impossible, and the problem would continue.


  • 61,000 arms seized since January 25 Revolution.
  • Minister of Environment Laila Eskandar: I failed in convincing the Cabinet not to import coal.
  • Doctors strike committee: Administrative strike in hospital is to start Tuesday.

Akhbar press


Interim President Adly Mansour is set to issue within days the new law draft regarding the procedures taken in countering terrorism without amending or abolish the penal code.

Minister of Finance Hany Kadry requests an additional seat for Africa in the Monetary Fund’s board of directors.


  • Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby discussed Egypt’s economical future in Washington.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Suez Canal Authority head Mohab Mameesh said that the Suez Canal axis development project is going according to the time schedule set for it, and that seven international alliances presented studies for the project.

The doctors’, pharmacists’ and dentists’ partial strike enters its 35th consecutive day, and the strike committee demanded that Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy implement the medical professions wages law, or resign.


  • Aswan Governor: Security Forces did not intervene in the conflicts between twotribes because both sides were armed.
  • Amnesty International: Detention of Al-Jazeera journalists is vindictive.


Al-Shorouq press


  • Resumption of studies in 25 schools in Aswan following the recent conflict between two tribes.
  • Ministry of Petroleum starts to deliver mazut fuel to power plants with smart cards.


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