Egypt Press Review: Nov 3

news Youm72


The Ministry of Social Solidarity will launch a program in December to pay monthly financial aid to the elderly and people with special needs. Each family will receive 350 EGP ($49) and an extra 80 EGP for each primary student in the family, 100 EGP for each preparatory student and 140 EGP per secondary student.


  • The Guidance Office murder trial, in which Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 16 other defendants are on trial, was adjourned to Nov. 9.
  • Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said the government has a plan to lift electric subsidies, but will continue to supplement lower income citizens with about 9 billion EGP a year in discounts over the next five years.

news Al-Masry-Al-Youm2

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The National Security Department at the Interior Ministry started an audit of the papers of 600 Egyptians who left the country before June 30, 2013, and claimed they left for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and Nusra Front militant groups.


  • Nine students were killed and five injured after a car accident in Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt.
  • Suez Lawyers started a work strike to protest against the alleged assault of one of their colleagues by a police officer. The protesting lawyers demanded an official apology from the Minister of Interior and an investigation into the incident.

news Al-Shorouq2


Al-Shorouq reported it has been informed that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is considering a pardon of 33 activists accused of violating the 2013 Protest Law in a June demonstration outside Ithadeya presidential palace. A source told the newspaper that Sisi expressed concern for young women convicted in the case, despite his full respect for the judiciary and its verdicts.


  • Interior Ministry security forces foiled an attempt to bomb a power station in Ismailia on the Suez Canal, arrested eight alleged extremists and seized weapons and chemical substances in their possession.
  • The Ministry of Health decided to provide mobile detection units to examine female prisoners and provide free early detection examinations for breast cancer.

news Al-Akhbar


Student protesters at Cairo, Al-Azhar, Ain Shams, Helwan and Zakazik Universities were dispersed by police forces. Three students were arrested at the Al-Azhar branch campus in Tanta in the Nile Delta.


  • The State Council agreed to a bill to criminalize genocide and war crimes.
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