Egypt Press Review: Aug. 26

Youm7 press


Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with foreign ministers from Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, and Chad as well as Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby Monday. Shoukry announced an initiative to end violence in Libya and disarm militias.


  • Min. of Electricity fired 7 employees affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Min. of Irrigation said Egypt will not be against development projects in Ethiopia during talks about Renaissance Dam
  • Gov’t discussed urgent plan to end energy crisis

Al-Ahram press


Minister of Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation Ibrahim al-Henedy said during a meeting with a delegation from the American Embassy in Cairo that the protest law conforms to international standards of civil and political rights.


  • Min. of Interior said the campaign to move street vendors includes all governorates
  • Egyptian puts effort to resume Palestinian negotiation with Israel in Cairo

Akhbar press


Egypt’s Foreign Ministry denied reports that Egyptian pilots and soldiers were captured in Libya and also condemned attempts to involve Egypt in Libya’s internal affairs. Egypt reiterated that there are not any Egyptian air strikes on Libya.

  • Min. of Endowment said Salafists will not be allowed to deliver sermons
  • Street vendors ask to be moved to Tahrir Square
  • Gov’t allocated 5.9 billion EGP to develop Egyptian railways

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

A delegation of the Dostor Party, George Ishak of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), and ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi met with Attorney General Hisham Barakat to file complaints about mistreatment in side prisons.


  • Street vendors protested in front of Barakat’s office against the governmental campaign to move them to Torgoman garage Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian army killed 14 takfiris and arrested four others in Sinai
  • Min. of Interior allowed seven Egyptian doctors to cross into Gaza to work as volunteers

Al-Shorouq press


Cairo Criminal Court adjourned trail of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood defendants in the Ithadeya incidents case to Oct. 11. The trial was adjourned to hear the argument of the prosecution and defendants.


  • Dozens of central Security forces in Belbeis Camp in Sharqia completed their third day of sit-in in the camp
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