Egypt Press Review: Oct 22
By NOURHAN MAGDI and HANAN FAYED

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Youm7

The government started cutting power off the governmental directories and installations in default on their electricity bills.

Also:

  • The Agnad Misr, or “Soldiers of Egypt” militant group has threatened to carry out terrorist operations against security forces at the universities as what they called “revenge for the students”
  • The Cairo Security directorate inaugurated Tuesday the first unit specialized in human rights to consider citizen complaints and to provide detainees with livelihoods and residence

 news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

The Aswan International Airport and the Fever Hospital announced state of emergency after two passengers were suspected of being infected with coronavirus.

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  • The Assistant Minister of Interior for the General Security Authority Sayed Shafiq said that there is an excessive security presence outside universities in anticipation of protests. Shafiq also added that the entrance of the administrative security personnel inside the campus should be under an official letter from the president of the university
  • The Supreme Council for Universities approved during an urgent session Tuesday the resignation submitted by the President of Alexandria University Osama Ibrahim after he was criticized with negligence reported at Somoha hospital, that belongs to the university
  •  The Red Sea governorate announced state of emergence in anticipation to combat flood dangers risks

 Al-Masry Al-Youm

 Al-Masry Al-Youm

The government is trying to combat the annual black smog caused by farmers burning their leftover rice straw, an investigation is being carried out against an incident of burning leftovers of a farm inside Cairo University.

The Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy said legal procedures will be taken against those responsible, adding that the punishment to burning of straw is a fine that varies from 5,000 to 100,000 EGP.

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  • Ismailia prosecution is investigating three youth accused of sexually assaulting a number of children and taking pictures of them at an orphanage in the governorate

 Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram:

As part of a the reclamation project of 4 million acres, the government allocated 257,000 acres from fresh graduates, 266,000 for junior investors and 495,000 for senior investors. One million acres are planned to be reclaimed in one year to achieve food security that is threatened by ongoing illegal construction on fertile lands in the Delta.

 

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  • A committee from the Ministry of Transitional Justice visits Aswan to investigate recent tribal conflicts that killed dozens
  • Sisi attends a navy maneuver as part of Badr 2014 Maneuvers, the largest military training in the history of the Armed Forces
  • A storage house of explosives was seized by the military in Arish, North Sinai

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

The prosecution claims that a terrorist cell of 22 defendants attempted and failed to manufacture rockets to fire at Maspiro and the Media Production City, the two locations from which Egyptian TV channels broadcast.

 

Also:

 

  • An explosive device destroyed an electricity tower in Fayoum, causing a blackout in a number of villages
  • An explosive device placed at a school in Ismailia was neutralized by the police
  • Sisi denies that Egypt has carried out any military operations in Libya and expresses support for the legitimate Libyan government
  • The death of an engineer student at the University of Alexandria last week during a protest triggered more protests in the governorate, as well as Cairo and Al-Azhar universities
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