Egypt Press Review: Nov 7

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The Egyptian Mission in Geneva said a press release attributed to the state-affiliated National Council for Human Rights was actually distributed by the Muslim Brotherhood to U.N. member states in attendance at Egypt’s human rights review.


  • A student affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood was arrested for planting a bomb near Ain Shams University.
  • Weapons smugglers opened fire on a police convoy on the Alamein-Wadi al-Natroun Road on the North Coast, and injured three security personnel.

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A homemade bomb exploded under the Al-Qoba Bridge and injured two people who were then transferred to a hospital for treatment. Three others were injured with superficial wounds in another bomb explosion at El-Marg Metro Station.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said the law dividing constituencies in the run-up to parliamentary elections will be ready within a week, a parliamentary election will be held in January and February and the first parliamentary session will be in March 2015.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed bilateral relations and an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Cairo.

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The Ministry of Education announced new “toughened” punishments for students cheating on tests, including canceling exams.


  • Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman said the government determined the economic summit in Sharm el-Sheikh will be on Feb. 25.

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Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to $16.9 billion at the end of October from $16.872 billion in September.


  • The truck driver believed to be responsible for a recent school bus crash that killed 18 minors was arrested.
  • Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will arrive in Cairo Friday to participate in the Egypt, Greece and Cyprus trilateral summit scheduled for Saturday.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered the formation of a special court circuit for traffic law violations following two massive road accidents that killed 28 people.


  • Arab environment ministers will meet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Nov. 8-10 to discuss updating the Sustainable Development Initiative among Arab countries.
  • Sixty-six Egyptian fishermen on board three boats in Yemen were released after two weeks of detention over illegally entering Yemeni waters.
  • Egypt will repay a $2.5 billion deposit to Qatar by the end of November.
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