Egypt Press Review: Nov 17
Egyptian newspapers
By NOURHAN MAGDI, HANAN FAYED and AYA SAMIR

news Youm72

Youm7

A military source said militant groups in North Sinai are trying use animals strapped with explosives to carry out attacks against security forces.

Also:

  • Ministry of Supply: Egypt consumes 3.1 million tons of sugar every year.
  • Ministry of Solidarity denies rumors it will raise the retirement age to 65.
  • An Egyptian army spokesperson published an “Egyptian Military Message from Sinai,” video in response to a video published by the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Sunday presented a finalized proposal for redrawing the country’s governorate borders.

Also:

  • Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail and his Greek and Cypriot counterparts will hold a meeting in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Nov. 23 to discuss fuel cooperation.
  • A delegation of 50 Japanese tourist company owners traveled to Luxor in a bid to revive Japanese tourism in Egypt. This comes as state air carrier EgyptAir prepares to renew direct flights with Japan.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Ministry of Health spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced two cases of Bird flu have been found in Egypt, raising known Egyptian cases of the virus this year to six.

Also:

  • Cairo will host the 16th Arab Business Owners and Investors Conference on Sunday.
  • Police forces dispersed student gatherings affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at Al-Azhar University Sunday, and referred 37 students to disciplinary council.

news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

A representative from the U.S. Embassy attended a Sunday court session in the trial of Egyptian-American Mohamed Sultan, who has been on a hunger strike for over 280 days. Sultan is being tried with over 50 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members on charges they formed an “operations room” at the 2013 Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in and planned to spread violence and disrupt public order.

Also:

  • Fifty parliamentary seats will be allocated to the Cairo governorate, constituting 9 percent of the Parliament.  
  • The military killed three alleged militants and arrested 14 others Sunday in Arish, North Sinai.
  • Three-hundred trucks, 250 of which were in Cairo, received traffic tickets for violating a new law prohibiting trucks from driving within cities from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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