Egypt press review: Oct. 17

news Youm72


The Ministry of Agriculture will attempt to prevent Ebola by fighting bats after some scientific reports say the animals are carriers of the disease.


  • Former Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzoury active in run-up to parliamentary elections through meetings with electoral alliances.

news Al-Ahram1


Airport authorities deny entry to four American diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia for not having entry visas.

news Al-Masry-Al-Youm2

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm Editor-in-Chief Ali el-Sayed is being investigated by the High State Security prosecution following a report by the Ministry of Interior accusing the newspaper of illegally obtaining documents concerning a 2012 presidential election fraud case.


  • Ibrahim Mahlab to politicians: first round of parliamentary elections before February 2015.
  • Decline in stock market; losses reach 12 billion EGP ($1.6 billion).
  • June 30 fact-finding committee announces the end of receiving testimonies, says the Muslim Brotherhood refused to contribute.

news Al-Shorouq2


The Mohamed Morsi Ithadeya protest trial was adjourned to Oct. 21, and the prosecution has demanded the death penalty.


  • Asyut Criminal Court declares 141 people innocent and sentences 26 others to life prison for violent incidents in post-Rabaa protests.
  • Three people arrested in Giza following allegations they are affiliated with the Islamic State group (IS) and joined their forces in Syria six months ago.

news Al-Akhbar


Egyptian and Sudanese presidents to meet Saturday at Ithadeya presidential palace.


  • Governorates of Minya and Asyut say Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment unavailable despite the Ministry of Health’s announcement of its availability Thursday.
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