Egypt Press Review: July 15
Egyptian Press
By MOHAMED ALI

Youm7 press

 YOUM7

  • One security officer and 7 civilians were killed and 28 injured in several explosions in Arish.
  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi formed a committee to manage Long Live Egypt’s fund, the committee will be headed by Al-Azhar Grand Imam and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
  • The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters overturned the ruling preventing former members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
  • Border guards arrested Safwat Abdel Ghany, a member of Gamaa Islamiyya, and 4 members of the Muslim Brotherhood near the Egyptian borders with Sudan.
  • Attorney General Hisham Barakat referred 163 defendants to criminal court after being accused of involvement in the tribal clashes in Aswan.

Al-Ahram press

Al-Ahram

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Egypt to discuss the ongoing Israeli offensive on Gaza.
  • Egyptian State Council recommended that citizens have the right to know the time and duration of electricity cuts.
  • The Italian ambassador in Cairo announced the lifting of the travel ban to Sharm el-Sheikh.
  • The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) gains 3,3 Billion EGP on Monday.

Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

  • More than 6 Billion EGP for Long Live Egypt’s fund from businessmen after meeting with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
  • Sisi announced new industrial and agricultural projects worth 6 Billion EGP after Eid al-Fitr.
  • Security forces in Cairo international Airport prevented an attempt to smuggle 42 million EGP worth of currency.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Amr Moussa, former head of the 50-member committee, announced the rules of his coalition in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
  • Minister of Health Adel Adawe has formed a committee headed by him to provide health care to financially incapable citizens.
  • Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam condemned terrorist attacks in Arish.
  • Administrative and Local Development Minister Adel Labib said the electrical power plants in governmental buildings are to be replaced with solar plants.

Al-Shorouq press

Al Shorouk

  • ­Military spokesperson announced the continuing of combating terrorism in Sinai despite the explosions in Arish, adding that military forces have arrested 6 Takfiris in North Sinai.
  • Ministry of Finance completed a legislative amendment to increase taxes on telecommunications.
  • One billion EGP increased in the new budget to support state-paid treatment.
  • Minister of Urban Development Laila Iskandar said the government will not evacuate dangerous slums by force.
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