Egypt Press Review: May 9
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED


Youm7 press

Youm7

Egypt witnessed flooding and snowstorms Thursday, leaving one dead in Aswan and severe damages in a number of governorates.

Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and others over charges in the 2011 Wadi al-Natroun prison break case to May 19 in order to hear witness testimonies.

The High Presidential Election Commission will close on Friday appeals to waive presidential candidacy.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

  • Security forces detained three militants for possessing weapons and handmade bombs in Imbaba.
  • Egypt witnesses a significant decrease in power cuts due to the recent changes in weather: Electricity Ministry.
  • Meteorologists expect an improvement in weather on Friday.
  • The Coast Guard affiliated with the Second Field Army managed to destroy five tunnels in Rafah, North Sinai.
  • Egyptian Air Force finished on Thursday a tactical maneuver carried out in Bahrain.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

  • Security forces detained a “terrorist cell” charged with an explosion in Lebanon Square, leading to the death of one police officer.
  • Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria visited the United Arab Emirates to hold his first prayer in another Arab country.
  • Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students staged a protest in Ain Shams University demanding the release of detained students.
  • Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce welcomes the government’s decision to switch to daylight saving time.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Islamic Party repudiated the “declaration of principles” announced by the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy in Brussels to restore the values of the January 25 Revolution.

  • Ministry of Finance discussed imposing new taxes on building licenses.
  • The Armed Forces finished the building of 50 percent of the regional ring road: Central Agency for Construction.
  • Minister of Transport announced the return of navigation through the Red Sea between the Suez Port and Saudi ports.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

  • Ahmed Sherif, member of the Salafist Call, stated that Takfiri groups in the Siniai threatened to murder the deputy head Yasser Borhami.
  • Ministry of Health announced it cannot prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, and is expecting the increase of infected cases.
  • The national security prosecution decided to imprison the members of the Arab Sharkas “terrorist cell” for 15 days pending investigation.
  • The ministerial committee to amend the political rights law will finish two drafts of the law in the next week.
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