Egypt Press Review: May 10

Youm7 press


The Sinai and Red Sea governorates witnessed floods, causing traffic to halt completely and demolishing parts of some roads. In South Sinai damages were far worse, where a child died, and seven others were injured, and two were lost in Taba.


  • Amr Moussa: my meetings in Washington were so good, and I am optimistic about the future of American aid to Egypt.
  • Equatorial Guinea’s President: I call for Egypt’s return to the African Union and the presence of its president in the summit.
  • Gunmen shot fire at peacekeeping forces south of Sheikh Zuwayed.

Ahram press


The U.S. Administration is waiting to obtain Congress’ approval on Barack Obama’s decision to nominate America’s ambassador to Iraq, Robert Beecroft, to become Washington’s new ambassador to Cairo. Obama described Beecroft as a talented man and said he is looking forward to working with him in the next years.


  • Muslim Brotherhood high-jacked a prisoners’ car in Zeitoun and security forces managed to retrieve it.
  • Hamdeen Sabbahi: I refuse comparing a struggler like me to an official in Mohamed Morsi‘s presidency.
  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi calls on businessmen to found a development fund.

Akhbar press


Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi said that donations to his campaign account have amounted to 218,000 EGP. Sabbahi said that there are also donations in signs and flyers to be hung and distributed publicly. He denied receiving any donations from Arab countries, as this violates the law.


  • Mamdouh Hamza: Sabbahi is a romantic and Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is realistic.
  • Presidential elections for Egyptians abroad will start next Wednesday.
  • Minister of Petroleum: 12 natural gas shipments to be exported from multinational corporations.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Wiki Thawra website said in its report that 299 students have been killed and 3657 have been detained or charged since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi until April 15. The website’s report said that as a result of the violence in universities 19 students died on their campuses.


  • Minister of Petroleum denies decision to raise energy prices.
  • Pope Tawadros II arrived in the UAE by a private plane after an invitation from President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
  • June 30 fact finding committee: we will request to visit military prisons to make sure there are no civilians there.

Al-Shorouq press


Relatives of a Ministry of Finance employee accused Matareya police station policemen of torturing him to death. They told Al-Shorouq that the life of their relative, who spent 19 years serving the country, ended in a degrading manner and under mysterious circumstances.


  • A minimum limit for pension will not be set before the new fiscal year.
  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi seeks to join the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • A police conscript was martyred in a gunshot exchange with a gang in Qalyub.
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