Egypt Press Review: Aug. 15

Youm7 press


In the first anniversary of the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins, Muslim Brotherhood supporters failed Thursday to incite violence as they planned throughout Egypt. Masked assailants set Ain Shams neighborhood council on fire and failed attempts to cut off major roads in several governorates. A total of 83 Brotherhood protestors were arrested during clashes with security forces.


  • 5-day truce in Gaza between Israel and Palestine announced Wednesday
  • Head of Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish said name of consortium working in Suez Canal Axis Development will be announced Monday
  • Two assailants killed a policeman in Helwan district
  • Head of General Authority for Roads, Bridges, and Land Transport (GARBLT) Saad al-Gioshy said 400 bridges are prone to collapse anytime

Al-Ahram press


Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said Thursday that Security forces arrested 165 people belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday. Ibrahim said the Brotherhood killed a policeman and blocked off a train in Badrashin City in Giza.


  • Heads of Egyptian banks are ready to finance Suez Canal Axis Development with 600 billion EGP
  • Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam said Egypt needs to concentrate on moderate religious discourse

Akhbar press 


U.S. President Barak Obama believes maintaining strategic relations with Egypt are for his country’s interests, according to The Washington Post. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi rules Egypt democratically.


  • Minister of Electricity Mahmoud Shaker said frequent power cuts is due to lack of fuel
  • A total of 1,530 Egyptians returned Thursday from Libya through Salloum border crossing
  • Ministry of Manpower announced job opportunities in Suez Canal Axis Development

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The head of June 30 fact-finding committee Fouad Abdel Moneim Riad said they monitored the numbers of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins dispersal victims. Last month, the number was 736 deaths in 2013 and continues to rise with investigation. The committee requested the Interior Ministry’s dispersal plan back then.


  • Former Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy said the Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) report on Rabaa and Nahda Squares dispersal was biased
  • Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby said total cost of national roads project is 17 billion EGP
  • U.N. declared highest emergency level in Iraq

Al-Shorouq press


Sisi’s plane avoided flying over the Turkish airspace on its way back from Russia. The plane flew over Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece to also avoid flying over Ukrainian, Iraqi, and Syrian airspaces, which are unsafe.


  • Former President Hosni Mubarak’s trial judge said broadcasting trial sessions is a people’s right
  • June 30 fact-finding committee faces difficulties to get Muslim Brotherhood’s testimonies
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