Egypt Press Review: Nov. 19
Egyptian newspapers
By RANY MOSTAFA and NOURHAN MAGDI

news Youm72

Youm7

Twitter activists celebrate President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s 60th birthday by launching a hashtag translating to “Happy Birthday President.”

Also:

  • Sisi grants residents of Dabaa city 2,300 feddans to establish urban housing communities for residents and workers at a planned nuclear power station
  • Minister of Planning Ashraf el-Araby expected an increase in the economic growth rate this year 2014-2015 to reach 3.8 percent
  • A school in Kima city in Aswan governorate was evacuated from students after cracks appeared in the school building

 news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

An unmanned plane bombed four hotbeds for terrorists affiliated with the Jihadi group based in Sinai Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in south Sheikh Zuwayed, with four shells.

 

Also:

  • Cairo Governorate received 30 new buses for the public transport sector
  • 46,000 were arrested for traffic violations and 312 drivers for drug abuse amid its campaigns across the country
  • The kidnapped son of national security official Yassin Ahmed was released by his armed abductors after six days of captivity

 Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

Foreign Ministry officials met with ambassadors of the African Group in Cairo to garner support for Egypt’s bid to secure a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council in 2016-2017

Also:

  • The Egyptian stock exchange edged up Tuesday as its main index EGX30 rose 0.66 percent to 9,177.81 points in total turnover of 657 million EGP
  • A 19-year-old woman, who reportedly raised chickens on her rooftop has died from bird flu Monday
  • Minister of Planning Ashraf el-Araby said the GDP grew by 6.8% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2014 – 2015

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Egypt will expand the buffer zone between Sinai’s town of Rafah and the Gaza Strip from 500 meters to 1km wide.

Also:

  • Security sources say three militants were killed and 27 others arrested in a raid in North Sinai Tuesday
  • Security forces stormed Al-Azhar University campus after students torched the Dentistry Faculty Dean’s car Tuesday
  • A live Disney show, which features a cast of Disney characters in a magic-themed performance, was launched at Cairo International Convention Centre Tuesday
  • The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research, (Baseera) said Electricity production generated from solar energy dropped by 48 percent in 2012-13 compared to the year 2011-12

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al Masry Al Youm

The closing ceremony of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival was held on the foot of Giza Pyramids Tuesday.

Also:

  • Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met in London with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in light of the escalating tensions in Jerusalem
  • The Kefaya Movement said it would participate in the 3rd anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes that killed 47 people and injured 3,000 others Nov. 19, 2011
  • The police have recovered the senior police officer’ son who was kidnapped on his way to school last week
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