Egypt Press Review: Aug. 12
By MOHAMED ALI

Youm7

Youm7

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived Cairo after a visit to Saudi Arabia. Sisi discussed with King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Soud the Egyptian efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and the unstable situation in Iraq.

Also:

  • Ambassador Mohamed Badr el-Din, assistant Minister for Neighboring Countries’ Affairs, headed an Egyptian delegation to Libya Monday to support the new Libyan Parliament.
  • Ministry of Health declared Monday Egypt free of Ebola virus.
  • Security authorities in Cairo International Airport denied Monday entry to Human Rights Watch (HRW) senior officials.

 Ahram press

Al-Ahram

The Arab League Council Monday called on Egypt to keep up efforts to achieve a permanent truce between Palestine and Israel. The Council expressed its appreciation for the Egyptian efforts to reach a cease-fire during the emergency meeting in Cairo to discuss the conflict in Gaza.

Also:

  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said administrative reform and fighting corruption are government’s priorities
  • Minister of Youth calls on youth to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections
  • Ahmed Ramzy, the former deputy interior minister for riot forces, said in his Monday trial session riot forces were attacked by protestors on Jan. 28

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six of his deputies, to Aug. 13. Mubarak will attend Wednesday’s session and the court will hear his testimony.

Also:

  • Minister of Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said his Tuesday visit to Sudan and South Sudan aims to increase the trade cooperation
  • New Egyptian suggestions to solve the Renaissance Dam crisis: Minister of Irrigation

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced Monday that Egyptian authorities refused to explain the reasons of denying entry to its senior officials. HRW hoped to release report from Cairo on the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Squares incidents in which security forces dispersed protestors on Aug. 14, 2013, and resulting clashes lasted for days.

Also:

  • Osama el-Marasy, the former manager of the Giza Security Directorate said during his trial session Monday that Mohamed ElBaradei is responsible for killing protestors in Jan. 28, 2011
  • Sisi discussed with the Prime Minister the methods of financing the Suez Canal project

 Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Monday the relations between Egypt and the United States relations are back on track. Mahlab added terrorism became a big industry and the security solution will not succeed alone against it. He also stressed the humanitarian role of Egypt in the Palestinian issue.

Also:

  • Muslim Brotherhood sold properties owned by the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) before it was dissolved
  • Meeting between Mahlab and the National Council for Human Rights head Mohamed Fayek Tuesday to discuss the amendment of some articles within the protest law
  • Sisi heads to Russia Tuesday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

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