Egypt Press Review: Nov 29

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The Cairo Criminal Court Saturday will announce its final verdict in the murder trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Alaa and Gamal, his former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six Adly aides over charges they killed peaceful demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution. Mubarak’s sons, along with fugitive business tycoon Hussein Salem, also face charges of illegally exporting Egyptian gas to Israel at below market rates.


  • New U.S. ambassador to Egypt will arrive in Cairo in December.
  • Ministry of Antiquities lowers tourist ticket prices by 10 percent.


France will investigate Egyptian police in the death of a French citizen who died while detained at a police station in Cairo last year, according to a French judicial source.  The French teacher was beaten to death in a Cairo police station in Qasr el-Nile on Sept. 13, 2013; he was detained over breaking curfew.


  • Al Jazeera broadcasts archive footage for Friday protest.
  • Police pursue three students from Al-Azhar University accused of involvement in a terror cell.


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The Ministry of Religious Endowment (Awqaf) collected Qurans from mosques to prevent their theft by Muslim Brotherhood protesters who called for Friday protests and raising Qurans as part of demonstrations.


  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi: I reached out to the Muslim Brotherhood, but it chose rebellion.
  • Former Palestinian police officer, three alleged jihadis killed in Sinai.


“Nov. 28 anarchy plot failed” was Al-Ahram’s top headline, as they claimed Muslim Brotherhood supporters failed to demonstrate Friday despite their calls for protests.


  • The Arab League holds an urgent meeting on Palestine.
  • Three policemen killed during Friday protests.


President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi asked the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) to establish a body to reclaim stolen fiscal amounts worth 64 billion EGP ($8.9 billion), said CAO chairperson Hesham Genena in an interview with Al-Akhbar.


  • Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discusses preparations for a nuclear weapons ban conference.
  • Egypt drafts new traffic law.
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