Egypt Press Review: Oct. 18
Egyptian newspapers
By RANY MOSTAFA

news Youm72

Youm7

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir will meet Sunday to discuss bilateral relations and topics like the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, security issues and regional matters.

Also,

  • Lawyers Syndicate head Sameh Ashour will meet Sunday with the committee tasked with drafting the Advocacy Law.
  • Sources at the Cairo governorate said vendors at Ramses Square will be relocated within weeks.
  • The Ministry of Housing said that singles and low income nationals will have the priority to benefit from a new million unit housing project.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

The second round of talks between the Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudanese irrigation ministers regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam concluded Friday, with a third round scheduled within a month. They agreed to short-list seven consultancy firms to undertake the dam’s hydrological and socio-environmental studies.

Also,

  • Military Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy flew Friday to the United States for an international conference on fighting terrorism and militancy.
  • The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) kept its main interest rates of overnight deposit and lending rates unchanged at 9.25 percent and 10.25 percent respectively.
  • Death toll of the bomb attack that targeted a security vehicle in North Sinai Friday morning reached three.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

A commander of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a radical Islamist group that has claimed credit for killing scores of police personnel in Sinai, was arrested.

Also,

  • The Ministry of Manpower will develop a healthcare project for 18,000 workers at the Suez Canal expansion project.
  • The office of the Tourism Promotion Authority in Luxor organized sightseeing for the members of the Quality Tourism Alliance (QTA)—Germany’s biggest tourism fair— currently being held in Luxor.

news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

Thousands of Egyptians continued last night the week-long celebrations of the birthday of Al-Sayyed el-Baddawi in Tanta despite a bomb explosion at the nearby Al-Sayyed Al-Baddawi Mosque Thursday that injured 11 people.

Also,

  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gave the go ahead for the establishment of a food commodities distribution center in Damietta port.
  • The EGX capital market lost more than $5.3 billion, $1.7 billion of which was lost upon the closure of Thursday’s trading session.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Six pro-Muslim Brotherhood students, including the nephew of former President Mohamed Morsi, were sentenced to three years in prison for participating in an unlicensed protest earlier this year.

Also,

  • The Ministry of Interior sacked 20 pro-Muslim Brotherhood Police Academy students.
  • Ten U.S. Apache helicopter gunships have been loaded onto ships for delivery to Egypt in early November.
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