Egypt Press Review: May 13
By MOHAMED ABDEL MEGEED

Youm7 press

Youm7

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim held a press conference on Monday to announce the arrest of 40 “terrorist” cells and 225 militants in the period from April 1 until May 12 on charges of attacking security headquarters and public facilities and the assassination of a number of policemen and officers.

Cairo International Airport authorities seized on Monday a small remote control drone with a high-definition camera carried by a Pakistani passenger coming from Abu Dhabi.

The Endowment Ministry announced in a press statement that all politicians including Yasser Borhami, the deputy head of the Salafist Call, will be prohibited from delivering Friday sermons in mosques.

Ahram press

Al-Ahram

The ministerial committee to amend the political rights and parliamentary laws decided to increase the seats of the coming parliament to 630 seats.

Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa will form a ministerial commission to check all the agreements and deals of the ministry over the last 20 years.

The Azhar University spokesperson announced that two students have been expelled for participating in riots and violent clashes with security forces.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Interior Ministry announced that militants were thwarted in their attempt to blow up the Maspero television building.

The Ministry of Housing finished the second phase of settling Nubians by building 264 houses in Wadi Karkar in Aswan at a cost of 40 million EGP.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy will meet his British counterpart in London to discuss bilateral relations and the main issues of the Arab region.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Monday the trial of Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to May 31. The defendants are facing charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution and spreading chaos.

Also:

  • Ministry of Electricity announced that it will provide 1.5 million electricity electronic meters for slums after Ramadan.
  • Ministry of Supply received 1.7 million tons of wheat from the local farmers.
  • Minister of Agriculture withdrew from the Arab Veterinary Medical Conference after a severe wrangle with the chairman of the Veterinarians Syndicate.
  • Minister of Finance announced that the rate of unemployment reached 25 percent among youth.

Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

The assistant finance minister for graft issues said that all the offers submitted by the fugitive business tycoon Hussein Salem for reconciliation with the government were not formal.

The Giza Criminal Court postponed Monday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, and other Brotherhood leaders to June 9 in the case of the clashes in Bahr Al-Azam, Giza, which left six dead and 101 injured.

Minister of Interior allowed 17-year old student Abdallah Assem to travel to the U.S. to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), after he was banned from traveling.

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