Egypt Press Review: Nov 20
Egyptian newspapers
By NOURHAN MAGDI

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Twenty-six businessmen and owners of large companies decided to form an economic coalition to participate in implementing large national projects announced by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Also:

  • Actor Youssef el-Assal was killed after thieves attacked his house and assaulted him.
  • Security agencies said Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is planning to carry out terrorist operations inside Cairo and other governorates to target civilians.
  • Friday sermons will call on worshipers to boycott protests on Nov. 28.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Ministry of Health announced three Egyptians have so far died of avian flu this year. Since the beginning of the year, seven cases of the disease have been detected.

Also:

  • A number of protesters were arrested while commemorating the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes downtown.
  • The National Council for Women will organize a conference titled “Egyptian Women Against Terrorism.”

Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Assiut investigators say they have arrested Islam. A., an alleged jihadi and the leader of the “Armed Popular Resistance in Assiut” Facebook page. He is charged with inciting youth to attack the army, police and public installations.

Also:

  • Forty-seven in Kafr el-Sheikh have contracted mumps, causing local authorities to attempt to halt the outbreak.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

Egypt hailed the call of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to end the Egypt-Qatar dispute.

Also:

  • Prosecutors in a Wednesday session asked for the death sentence for former President Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders in their espionage trial.
  • Egyptian military chief of staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy met with his British counterpart Nicholas Houghton in Cairo.
  • The Egyptian football team failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations after losing 2-1 to Tunisia.
  • Schools in North Sinai towns Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed have been indefinitely suspended due to the ongoing security situation there.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Twenty-five people were arrested Wednesday near Tahrir Square where hundreds gathered to commemorate the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes that killed dozens of protestors in 2011.

Also:

  • At least 10 people were killed and three others injured after a mortar round hit their house in the North Sinai city of Rafah.
  • Songs of artist Hamza Namira have been banned from broadcast on Egypt’s state radio over his opposition to the current regime.
  • Security forces arrested 14 female students at Al-Azhar University for their alleged staging of an unlicensed protest to commemorate the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes that killed dozens of protestors in 2011.
  • Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman said Egypt will issue bonds in U.S. dollars to pay the dues of oil firms according to recommendations submitted by the IMF’s technical mission currently visiting Egypt.
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