Egypt Press Review: Aug. 22
By MOHAMED ALI

Youm7

 Youm7

Public figures including former Prime Ministers Kamal al-Ganzouri and Essam Sharaf are trying to form one electoral alliance to run for the upcoming parliamentary elections. They discussed with different political alliances ways to resolve differences to lead to a consensual parliament.

Also:

  • New Egyptian road network will cost 4 billion EGP
  • Three leaders of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade were killed during an Israeli air strike on Gaza
  • Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemned IS’ murder of US journalist Foley
  • Mahlab discussed with several ministers including Min. of Investment and of Housing the Northwest coast project

 Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby said Israel avoided any attempt to reach a permanent truce in Gaza. He said the Egyptian initiative was approved by all international and Palestinian figures but Israel continued to evade commitment.

Also:

  • Min. of Transportation Hani Dahi said they aim to provide 1.2 billion job opportunities in field of transportation
  • Security forces arrested 15 accused of blowing up electrical towers in different governorates

 Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

June 30 fact finding committee received Thursday the plan of the Rabaa and al-Nahda Square sit-ins dispersal from the Ministry of Interior. Committee spokesperson Foad Abdel Monem said they seek to meet leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood even if they are outside Egypt.

Also:

  • Min. of Antiquities formed committee to restore the Sphinx
  • EgyptAir is ready for pilgrimage season
  • Security Council called on resuming negotiations between Palestine and Israel

 Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

There were demonstrations in several governorates against the frequent power cuts and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab canceled his visits to Benha and Port Said to follow up on the crisis with Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker.

Also:

  • Min. of Interior identified the person who uploaded video of Brigades of Helwan and denied arrest of other brigade members
  • June 30 fact finding committee spokesperson said Min. of Defense refused to send information about Republican Guards’ club events
  • Six army soldiers were injured in Rafah after a bomb exploded Thursday

 Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Egypt and Tunisia decided Thursday to close their airspace with Libya for security concerns. Egypt canceled all Monday flights to Libya after the latter said that military aircrafts attacked militants in Tripoli and their identity are still unknown.

Also:

  • Security forces in Suez foiled attempt to blow up electricity towers
  • Mahlab convinced President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not to sack Min. of Electricity
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