Egypt Press Review Aug. 8
Egyptian newspapers

Youm7 press


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met the heads of Egyptian churches Thursday and said the law that regulates erecting houses of worship will have to wait until the new parliament is set.


  • The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced two defendants to life imprisonment in the case of the “Tahrir Square harassment.”
  • North Sinai’s gas pipeline leading to Jordan exploded by unidentified assailants Thursday.
  • The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced Tuesday that Egypt’s Net International Reserves rose to $16.73 billion.
  • The government to announce the minimum wage in the private sector.

Al-Ahram press


For the second time, the Giza Criminal Court decided Thursday to refer the case of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 other Muslim Brotherhood members to the Grand Mufti on the Istiqamah Mosque case.


  • Sisi will visit Saudi Arabia Sunday for one day to meet King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
  • There is a bright future for Sinai, Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi said Thursday.

Akhbar press 


Egyptian businessman Ahmed Ezz was released Thursday after he paid fines of 11.120 million EGP in the case of Dekheila Steel Company. Ezz must pay the 100 million EGP fines in nine months in the same case.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab discussed Thursday the Renaissance Dam crisis with his Ethiopian counterpart.
  • Head of Salafist Nour Party Younis Makhyoun said Egyptians started to hate Hamas due to the Muslim Brotherhood actions during Mohamed Morsi Rule.
  • Ministry of Manpower will demand the financial rights of Egyptian workers after stabilizing the situation.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish said the yearly revenues of the new Suez Canal axis will reach $13 billion.
  • Egyptian-American rapprochement and African cooperation to combat terrorism are the results of Mahlab`s visit to the U.S.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama demanded the release of Al Jazeera journalists.

Al-Shorouq press


Al-Montazah Company for Tourism and Investment in Alexandria held a public auction Thursday for 48 beach chalets belonging to former members of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) which they disclaimed.

  • The Sohag Criminal Court sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison over charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading violence.
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