Egypt Press Review: May 1

Youm7 press


Hundreds of police officers announced a general strike on Wednesday demanding the dismissal of the security director of the Cairo International Airport, who detained their colleague Abdel Hameed Darwish.

The North Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 130 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to May 8 in the Wadi al-Natroun prison break case.

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi announced Wednesday his electoral platform during a press conference held by his campaign in a major hotel in Cairo.

Ahram press


  • Interim President Adly Mansour delivered a State Medal of Honor to 10 senior members in the labor syndicate during Labor Day celebrations.
  • Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will announce his electoral program in a televised speech on May 3.
  • The Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) declared the launch of an Egyptian-made vaccine production line.
  • The Egyptian Air Force participated Wednesday in a joint military training with Bahrain and nine other Arab and foreign countries.

Akhbar press


The High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) will hold a meeting to discuss fining presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi for violating election laws by announcing his platform early, on Wednesday.

The North Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Safwat Hegazy and 21 defendants to a year in prison for insulting jury members during the trial of the Wadi al-Natroun prison break case.

The Kuwaiti embassy in Ethiopia refuted news reports claiming that Kuwait has made an agreement with the Ethiopian government to transfer Nile River water to Kuwait.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Information and Decision Support Center, affiliated with the Egyptian Cabinet, announced that it is studying whether to make Halayeb the first solar-powered city in 2015.

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students escalate their demonstrations in different universities in protest over mass death sentences for Brotherhood members in Minya.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to lift social solidarity pensions after recent raises in the cost of some products including oil and gasoline.

Al-Shorouq press


  • Iraqi writer and poet Ahmed Saadawi won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad.”
  • The Egyptian government plans to increase electricity fees for all tourist restaurants.
  • The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters scheduled a session for May 7 to hear a lawsuit filed to declare Qatar as a sponsor of “terrorism.”
  • Security forces managed to remove three bombs in Rafah and Arish planted by militants in North Sinai.
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