Egypt Press Review: June 23

Youm7 press


Secretary of State John Kerry met with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, and representatives from a number of Egyptian human rights organizations on Sunday.

The talks focused on enhancing mutual relations as well as regional issues in Palestine, Syria and Iraq.


  • The Ministry of Supply adds 20 new commodities to ration cards and the Ministry of Housing puts forward1496 pieces of land for industrial purposes.
  • Arab Contractors Company announces $3 billion projects in East and West Africa ahead of Sisi’s visit to Ethiopia.

Al-Ahram press


The Armed Forces finished a project of 7,104 housing units and handed them to the Ministry of Housing in Beheira, Alexandria, and Luxor for low-income earners.


  • Sisi attended the graduation of the Air Force Academy Sunday.
  • Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty announces that antique weapons were found in the waters of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, likely to belong to Napoleon Bonaparte’s expedition to Egypt in 1798.

Akhbar press


Saudi Arabia will invest 4 billion EGP into the dairy market in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates will establish a sugar factory in Minya, Minister of Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said.


The Illicit Gains released former head of Port Said customs on bail of 200,000 EGP and seized his funds and his underage children’s funds after he was found accumulating 5 million EGP of influence peddling.

  • Two youths, 18 and 21, were arrested in Bani Sweif in a brief protest of dozens holding pictures of Morsi Sunday.
  • Dozens of Mahalla textile factory workers, who were “arbitrarily expelled” in 2011, surrounded the company head office, requesting their reenrollment in the factory.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Mostafa Youssef, a blind teacher, is one of the 183 sentenced to death in Minya over violence and raiding a police station in August 2013. His son, Abdel Rahman, spoke to Al-Masry al-Youm about his father, who has eight children and two wives, calling for his release.


  • Defense team of Essam Al-Erian, jailed vice chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, requested that he be transferred to a hospital outside of prisons due to treat “back pain.”

Al-Shorouq press


Shady Ashour, an Egyptian driver detained by militants in Libya, told Shorouk that 250 Egyptian drivers are detained in Libya under difficult circumstances.


  • Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was tried in absentia when he received his third death sentence over violence in Minya, because the Ministry of Interior refused to transport him from his Cairo prison to the court Minya for security reasons.
  • Illegal buildings were removed off five acres of farmland in Minya governorate.
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