Egypt Press Review: Dec 18
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news Youm72

Youm7

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemned in a statement Wednesday the Peshawar school terrorist attack that killed 145 people, almost all of them students.

Also:

  • The Ministry of Agriculture initiated a project aiming to reclaim 18,000 acres in four years in different areas across Egypt.
  • The Administrative Court ruled the government should defray the medical expenses of poor children.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Wednesday a new terminal in the Hurghada International Airport.

Also:

  • An official delegation of Syrian opposition figures arrived in Cairo Wednesday to discuss the conflict in Syria.
  • Egypt’s Stock Exchange extended its losing streak at the open of Wednesday’s session amid the sideways trading as the Benchmark index EGX30 dropped by 0.52 percent registering 8471.13 points, down from 8,484 points at Tuesday’s close.

news Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad Wednesday and assured Egypt’s support to Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group.

Also:

  • 40 students were expelled from the Police Academy Wednesday on charges of affiliation with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Five “terrorists” were killed and other five suspects were arrested in a fire exchange with security forces in Sheikh Zuwayed City, North Sinai.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry al-Youm

The Foreign Ministry said it is working on ending the detention of the crew of the Egyptian plane that landed Wednesday in Sweden carrying Syrians with illegal papers.

Also:

  • Security forces intensified their presence in the vicinity of the British Embassy in Cairo for the second day after the embassy resumed its activities.
  • The Egyptian Museum will begin Thursday evening its first sound and light show.

news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

An Egyptian student died of bird flu on Wednesday, bringing the number of deaths of bird flu to nine cases in 2014.

Also:

  • Al-Azhar University dismissed 71 students over riots on campus.
  • Women’s World Open Squash Championship kicked off in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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