Egypt Press Review Aug. 5
Egyptian newspapers



Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Tunisia Monday for a two-days visit. Shoukry declared a state of emergency in the ministry over the Egyptians stranded in Tunisia, and discussed the crisis with the Tunisian government.


  • Many leaders of governmental banks worried about application of a maximum wage.
  • Shoukry declared during his visit to Tunisia the Egyptian army will not interfere in Libyan affairs.
  • Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, said parties representing political Islam will not disappear but that their popularity has decreased in the Egyptian street.
  • The Ministry of Endowment prevented an Azhari professor from delivering Friday sermons or giving lessons at mosques after he attacked the judiciary during his Friday sermon.

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An orphanage manager accused of torturing and beating orphans was arrested Monday. Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly said the ministry was responsible for the negligence and the offenders will face severe punishment.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will explain the development of the June 30 roadmap at the U.S.-African summit.
  • The Minister of Irrigation said the success of Renaissance Dam negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan in Khartoum has become possible.
  • The former Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zidan said the Muslim Brotherhood lost the parliamentary elections in Libya and that they cooperated with terrorists. Zidan said June 30 in Egypt scared those who planned for Islamic states anywhere in the region. 
  • The Egyptian ambassador to UNESCO said an international delegation arrived in Egypt to meet the minister of antiquities and discuss the restoration of the Islamic Museum.

Akhbar press


Former Arab League head Amr Moussa announced his withdrawal from the Egyptian National Alliance. Moussa said in a statement that sensitivities and personal interests are the most important reasons for his decision.


  • Egypt and Palestine refused an American suggestion to disarm the Palestinian resistance.
  • Cairo Governor Galal al-Said said the traffic jam in Cairo will end a few days after opening new roads.
  • The Ministry of Interior declared it will be ready for the anniversary of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins dispersal.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

 Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy announced the ministry’s new budget for the new financial year 2014-2015. Adawy said the total budget is about 48 billion EGP, which means 15 billion EGP more than last year.


  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will discuss creating a free trade area between Egypt and Russia and also development of Russian factories in Egypt during his visit to Moscow.
  • Investigations into the orphanage torture incident proved the Ministry of Solidarity ignored previous reports made by the defendant`s wife.

Al-Shorouq press


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi lunches Tuesday the Suez Canal hub project from Ismailia. There is heavy security in the governorate and military aircraft comb the waterway.

  • Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy said there is no intention to cancel subsidies.
  • The head of the National Council on Disability Hossam al-Massah said PM Mahlab refused his resignation. Massah added that the demands of the disabled need time but they started calls on Facebook for demonstrations against him on August 8, saying he will protest with them to ask for his dismissal.


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