Egypt Press Review: Nov 4

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Despite Al-Azhar calls not to start filming a movie about the life of the prophet Mohamed, Iran announced that they are proceeding on it, and that they are heading to Germany to complete filming. Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb stated that it is prohibited in the religion to portray the prophet in any physical form.


  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gave a speech Monday as he was attending the 2014Badr Military Maneuvers, in which he greeted Sinai residences, saying that they evacuated their houses for the sake of their country
  • Former president Hosni Mubarak asked to meet the soldiers who were injured in the Oct.24 Rafah terrorist attack

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The Egyptian delegation to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations made some final amendments on his report before releasing it.


  • The joint Egyptian-Ethiopian Ministerial committee agreed in their final statement to confront all kinds of terrorism,  crime and human trafficking
  • The African Football Confederation refused Morocco’s request to postpone the African Nations Cup due to concerns of Ebola

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Al-Masry Al-Youm:

Muslim Brotherhood students continue their demonstrations in universities demanding the immediate release of their jailed colleagues, and tried Monday to storm the faculty of commerce


  • The Egyptian Initiative for Defending Journalists called for investigations concerning the journalists who were killed since the January 25 Revolution
  • The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and14 other defendants in the Ithadeya case to Nov. 5.

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Salafi Nour Party denied that it would answer calls for an “Islamic Revolution.”


  • An alleged terrorist group was arrested and jailed pending investigation for 7 days, as the prosecution revealed that they were planning to hit the Egyptian Media Production City
  • Al-Azhar suspends one of its teachers, Mahmoud Shabaan, and announced Monday that are waiting for results of an investigation into alleged incitement

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Military forces began a number of operations that killed about 16 “takfiris” (extremist militants) near Karm Qaradies in Sinai, where a terrorist attack took place Oct.24 that killed 31 soldiers.


  • Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb announced Monday that Al-Azhar will increase the number of religious convoys to Sinai confronting extremist thoughts.
  • Minister of Communications Atef Helmy announced that the internet became available now in Halayib and Shalateen governorates for the first time.
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