Egypt Press Review: Sept. 1
By THE CAIRO POST

Youm7

Youm7

The Ministry of Interior warned the Religious Endowment (Awqaf) Ministry of 26 mosques it believes are being used to store weapons. A security report said a number of known mosques are being used by terrorist groups in Haram, Helwan and 6 October City.

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Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Hisham Ramez announced Sunday that about 6 million investment certificates of the Suez Canal Investment Certificates Law had been approved and submitted in banks with a 12 percent interest rate.

The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) reported Sunday that 82 percent of Egyptians approve of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s performance according to a poll that surveyed 2,000 people.

Anonymous Bahraini sources told Youm7 that Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz hopes to organize an Arab summit between President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani to ease tensions between the two countries.

el ahram

Al-Ahram

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will tour Europe to discuss Middle Eastern affairs and current events.

The Administrative Court has filed a lawsuit demanding the criminalization of Rabaa Al-Adaweya hand signs.

Al-Akhbar

Fayez Abu Shita, who was charged with kidnapping seven soldiers in 2013 and conducting the second Rafah massacre that killed 26 soldiers, was killed in a 2-hour shootout with security forces in North Sinai.

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Street vendors are demonstrating in Torgoman garage after being relocated there, as they claim the location is unsuitable and no one will buy from them if they move there. This is in addition to feuds between vendors over finding space in the garage.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Ministry of Interior has warned police officers from committing any rights violations. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said during a speech in Menoufia that such crimes—like the case of a body being desecrated in the Khanka Hospital morgue in Qalyubia governorate last June—could damage the ministry’s relations with citizens.

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Policemen refused to handcuff a fellow officer charged with raping a mentally handicapped girl, and warned journalists that they would damage their cameras if they tried to photograph the suspect.

Arguments between the Ministry of Solidarity and NGOs are escalating, as new Minister Ghada Wali hopes to apply a new law to control NGO activity, which they have refused.

Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Al-Azhar University is considering closing its dormitories at the beginning of the new academic year to avoid possible violent actions inside. Sources inside the university suggested instead paying some students for outside housing.

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