Egypt press review: Oct. 16

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First group of hepatitis C patients begin receiving Sovaldi treatment.


  • Al-Azhar scholars had mixed reactions over the cremation of the body of a Muslim Ebola victim in Germany.
  • Results of investigation into bomb explosion near Downtown have yet to be announced, but the bombing does resemble a similar attack at the Foreign Ministry last September.

news Al-Ahram1


The Penal Code mandatory prison sentence for damaging gas or water pipelines will be increased.


  • Nine suspects arrested in the Tuesday bomb blast near Downtown Cairo that injured 14.
  • Presidential spokesperson denies claims that the Egyptian Air Force operated in Libya.
  • Suez Canal Authority negotiates offers for companies to dredge “New Suez Canal.”

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Al-Masry Al-Youm

Egyptian military Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy attended a meeting in Washington with 22 other international military leaders.


  • Farmers escalate threats to halt agriculture production over a government fertilizer price hike.
  • Pro-Muslim Brotherhood groups call on students to organize “blockades” around the houses of university officials and professors.

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Terrorist operations in reaction to death sentence for Adel Habbara, the first suspect convicted in the killing of 25 conscripts in Rafah in 2013.


  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier did not attend the recently held Gaza donor conference in Cairo due to being unable to schedule a meeting with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
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