Egypt Press Review: May 8



  • Interim President Adly Mansour and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab opened Wednesday the second stage of Cairo’s third metro line project.
  • Electricity and Petroleum ministries agree to settle crisis of frequent power cuts.
  • Nour Party starts its campaign Saturday to support presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in upcoming presidential elections.
  • High Presidential Election Commission does not know number of Egyptian expatriates who are eligible to vote in presidential elections.


  • U.S. suggested a new ambassador to Egypt and Foreign Ministry approved him.
  • International Bank will fund 130,000 small projects in Egypt.
  • Cabinet refuted news reports claiming that Egypt will import natural gas from Israel.
  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab visits Equatorial Guinea to discuss exporting oil and natural gas to Egypt.
  • Minister of Antiquities announced that Egypt will bring back 6 Pharaonic artifacts from Britain upon judicial rule issued Wednesday.

Akhbar press


  • 207 billion EGP for wages in general budget of 2014-2015.
  • Ministry of Electricity announced Egypt will witness a significant decrease in power cuts in upcoming days.
  • Sudanese infantry unit n.101 is allocated for securing Sudanese north borders with Egypt: military source.
  • Number of pro-Muslim Brotherhood professors staged a protest inside Cairo University demanding to allow detained students take their exams.
  • Directorate of Veterinary Medicine in Cairo found out smuggling 180 tons of rotten fish into Egyptian markets.

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Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Quarantine authorities seized three Egyptians suspected to have coronavirus after returning from Saudi Arabia.
  • Violent clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood students and security forces front of Azhar residence.
  • Banha Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to May 10 in Qalyub highway case.

Al-Shorouq press


  • Economic ministerial group agreed to decrease subsides of petroleum products in general budget of 2014-2015.
  • Suez Canal Authority (SCA) approved four proposals to design the executive platform of the Suez Canal development project.
  • Foreign exchange reserves reached $75 million in the Egyptian Central Bank.
  • The Civil Security forces removed two handmade bombs planted by unidentified men in front of a bank in Zamalek district.
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