Egypt Press Review: Nov 21
By NOURHAN MAGDI and RANY MOSTAFA

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A study by the Fund for Fighting and Treating Addiction reports that 25 percent of all Egyptian drivers are drug users.

Also:

  • A group of female students from the “Egyptian Female Soldier” campaign organized a silent protest to demand the right to enlist in the armed forces like men can.
  • Four officers and a soldier were injured in an attack at Helwan University.

Al-Shorouq

Al-Shorouq

Two devices described as “sound bombs,” a term previously used by authorities to describe non-lethal stun grenades, were disarmed after they were found near a bank in Ismailia on the Suez Canal.

Also:

  • A soldier was killed and a sentry was injured by unknown assailants in the Sharqia governorate in the Nile Delta.
  • The Stock market lost 14 billion EGP ($2 billion) this week.

 

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab received South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Cairo for a state visit.

Also:

  • Twenty elementary school students in Fayoum (south of Cairo) fell ill with food poisoning and were transferred to a hospital for treatment.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi said Egypt still awaits the results of the Gulf states’ reconciliation with Qatar before taking any steps of its own.

Also:

  • The June 30 fact-finding committee, which is investigating violent clashes that occurred nationwide after the events of June 30, 2013, will present its final report next week in a press conference.
  • Five policemen were injured after a bomb exploded near Helwan University Thursday.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on the U.S. and E.U. to help the Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants.

Also:

  • A military spokesperson said two Islamist militants were killed and 61 others were arrested in raids in four governorates Thursday.
  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said he is considering issuing a presidential pardon to Latvian-Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues who were arrested in December over charges of broadcasting false information.

 

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