News of the school bus that crashed into an oil tank truck Wednesday, killing 18 and injuring 18 others in the Delta governorate of Beheira has topped the headlines and overshadowed Thursday’s press coverage.
The founders of Tamarod Movement, which collected signatures to depose former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, submitted 6,200 endorsements from across the country to establish the Arab Popular Movement Party.
- The Attorney General ordered the arrest of the bus driver of Beheira accident
- Minister of Transportion Hany Dahy: Negligence of the bus driver is behind the Beheira accident.
Member of the committee to divide governorates before the parliamentary elections, Salah el-Din Fawzy said that the committee is not bound to finalize the draft law on Nov. 10, as determined by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. Fawzy added that the “date determined by Mahlab was for political guidance” and that the work scheduled of the committee is a regulatory issue, not related to the public system.
- A judicial source said the defense of the fugitive Businessman Hussein Salem offered to pay 70 percent of Salem’s wealth (22.5 billion EGP) in exchange for dropping all charges against him inside and outside Egypt. Salem was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison for squandering public funds by exporting gas to Israel at below market prices and bribing former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons with luxury villas and palaces
Two police officers were killed and 12 were injured in an explosion in a train in Monouf, in Gharbiya governorate Wednesday.
- The Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim: 312 terrorist cell members were arrested since January 2014
Egypt has succeeded in achieving international support in its role combating terrorism during Egypt’s human rights review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Wednesday. Al-Akhbar also said that there was international appreciation to Egypt’s efforts on the human rights record. Wednesday was the second session for Egypt since it had its initial session under the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2010.
- 200 dilapidated cars were lifted from Cairo streets and squares to prevent any attempt by terrorists to bomb them
- Witnesses to the Beheira accident scene: lateness of the firefighters worsened the toll of the disaster
The Second Armed Field Forces arrested 16 alleged takfiris, or militant jihadis, suspected of launching two mortar shells on the North Sinai Security directorate.
- The head of the Human Rights Council for Human Rights delegation that participated in Wednesday’s UPR session said that the recommendations given by the international community to Egypt were “balanced”
- The Human Rights Council organizes a conference to discuss human rights and terrorism at the headquarters of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva in a parallel event to the UPR session