Egypt Press Review: June 18


Youm7 press


The new Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. at Ithadeya Presidential Palace. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi decided to hold a monthly meeting with the cabinet chaired by him.


  • Sisi ratified a decision to increase pensions by 10 percent by 10 % to start in July.
  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said his new government is committed to apply the maximum and minimum wage limitand tackle corruption.
  • Administrative court applied appeal on articles number 8 and 10 of protest law in front of the constitutional court Tuesday.

Al-Ahram press


Peace and Security Council (PSC) restored Egypt’s membership in The African Union (AU) Tuesday .Egypt now is able to participate in the PSC and the African Summit this month in Guinea.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Minister of Health Adel Adawy visited al-Qasr al-Ainy Hospital.

New Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Egypt`s Foreign Policy is based on the common interests with all countries and regain its regional, Arabic, and African role.

Akhbar press


Six parties including, Dostor party, the Socialist Popular Alliance, and the Popular Current demanded in a statement to change the protest law.

  • Cairo Court of Appeal will begin the trial of head of the Central Auditing Agency Hesham Genena Thursday over charges of defaming Judges’ Club.

Al-Shorouq press


Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 50 Muslim Brotherhood members to June 23 implement requests by the defense.


  • Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy and 12 other people were transferred to Cairo Security Directorate after they were given a release ordered by Attorney General Hisham Barakat.
  • Cairo Criminal Court of Supreme State Security adjourned the trial of 26 defendants in the Nasr City terrorist cell case to July 1 to continue hearing the defense team.
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