Egypt Press Review: Aug. 31
By THE CAIRO POST

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Youm7

The State Security Prosecution has finished the investigation in former President Mohamed Morsi’s espionage trial. According to the investigation, Morsi’s former Presidential Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Refaa al-Tahtawy and Morsi’ Presidential Office Director Ahmed Abdel Atty were put on the list of defendants.

Egyptian Ministry of Defense officials said the ministry was not officially notified about the renewal of a deal for 10 Apache helicopter gunships, which is back on track after being suspended last year. The Apache deal is part of U.S. military aid to Egypt.

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Fires throughout Egypt: 106 shops, Metro headquarters ablaze in unrelated incidents.

Egypt chooses experts for tripartite committee with Sudan and Ethiopia to study Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Security forces arrest two people accused of belonging to the Helwan Brigades.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Saturday with a number of youth of from the “Fekrty” (My Idea) initiative in a move the presidency said was aimed at highlighting the significance of activating the youth’s ideas to bring benefits to the country.

Minister of Transitional Justice Ibrahim el-Henedi said Egypt needs to toughen punishments against terrorism and accused the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to nominate unknown people to run for the new Parliament.

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Military forces distribute food aid among people in the Wadi Gedid governorate.

The Foreign Ministry contacts Kuwait over the killing of an Egyptian and injury of others in clashes between Egyptians and Bangladeshis in the Gulf emirate.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Sunday will launch an order to auction off bonds for the new branch of the Suez Canal at four large Egyptian banks.

Coptic Pope Tawadros II in comments at the International Youth Conference in the Netherlands said that Egypt will be an economically promising country due to the Suez Canal Development and North Coast projects.

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Telecom Egypt offered South African investors a chance to acquire its shares on the London and Egyptian (EGX) stock exchanges.

Street vendors in Torguman garage await buyers.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

For the first time in several months, Egypt witnessed a day without electricity outages. The National Center of Electricity Control announced Saturday that the electricity was not cut off anywhere Friday due to the decline of consumption rates and the increase of fuel at power plants.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam sent Giza Criminal Court his decision on the sentences handed against Muslim Brotherhood leaders—including MB Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie—in the Istiqama Mosque case. The decision said the court has the right to say its verdict according to the evidence.  Badie and seven others members were sentenced Saturday to life in prison, while six other defendants were sentenced in absentia to death.

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Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis kills two, captures 15.

Egypt’s Ministry of Housing launches North Coast development project.

Government faces accusation of deliberately delaying parliamentary elections.

Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz warned Saturday that the threat of the Islamic State could reach the United States and the European countries if the world did not unite against the militant group. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Saturday for uniting against the group, noting that President Barack Obama would launch a new strategy against it during the U.N. General Assembly meeting due to be held in September in New York.

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Ministry of Transportation: no increase in Metro fares.

The Nour Party has chosen 60 percent of nominees for parliamentary elections

Calls for amending 2013 Protest Law, releasing siblings Sanaa Seif and Alaa Abdel Fattah.

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