Egypt Press Review: May 14

Youm7 press


The presidential campaigns for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi announced that they delivered to the High Presidential Election Commission the lists of their representatives in polling stations abroad.

Head of the security department at the Cairo International Airport said that they monitored telephone calls between some members of the sub-officers general coalition, which recently rallied at the airport, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The verdict issued by the Abdeen Court for Urgent Matters to ban the activities of the April 6 Youth Movement became final as it was uncontested 15 days following its issuing.

The Court of Urgent Matters issued a verdict Tuesday on the return of university guards to campuses.

Ahram press


Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources discussed repairing the Aswan Dam with the assistance of Russian experts who visited Aswan during a celebration of the 50thanniversary of diverting the Nile River stream.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab visited on Tuesday the Suez governorate and listened to fishermen’s complaints.
  • Head of the Suez Canal expects a significant raise in the canal’s profits, estimated at 10 percent this year.
  • The Cairo governorate’s authorities returned a land area estimated at 42,000 square meters after they abolished all violated buildings in the industrial area.

Akhbar press


  • Ministry of Housing will start delivering 50,000 houses to low-income people in the next week.
  • Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received prominent U.S. economist Hernando De Soto Monday to discuss the future vision of the informal economic sector in Egypt.
  • The High Presidential Election Commission announced that the presidential elections will begin Thursday for Egyptians abroad.
  • Security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protests of pro-Muslim Brotherhood students in Azhar University and Ain Shams University.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Detained members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis confessed that they planned to blow up the Suez Canal with a submarine containing three tons of bombs.

Floods filled many areas in the Red Sea governorate and destroyed 210 kilometers of the highway roads in the Sinai.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced an intensive security plan to secure the polling stations during the presidential elections abroad.

Al-Shorouq press


Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Tuesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi over the violence that broke out in front of Ithadeya Presidential Palace to May 14 to continue hearing from witnesses.

Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy referred a number of Giza Health Affairs Directorate managers to urgent investigation over negligence in the Imbaba General Hospital.

The high commission of the Wafd Party’s presidential elections announced the invalidity of the last presidential elections of the party.

The family of hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy accused the Interior Ministry of moving Elshamy from his Tora Prison cell to an unknown place after reports on his failing health.

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