Egypt Press Review: Dec 21
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Youm7

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said.

Also:

  • Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing—which connects the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip—on Sunday and Monday.
  • Security forces killed four alleged militants and arrested four others in Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai.

Al-Ahram

Al-Ahram

Former Hosni Mubarak-era Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has won the presidency for the Egyptian National Movement Party.

Also:

  • Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and a delegation of the Syrian National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change met in Cairo Saturday to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Syria.
  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met in Cairo Saturday with special envoys from the King of Saudi Arabia and the Emir of Qatar in light of a Saudi-brokered reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar.

news Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

Intelligence chief Gen. Mohammed Farid al-Tohamy was sacked “for health reasons” and replaced by National Security chief Khaled Fawzy.

Also:

  • Religious Endowment Minister Mokhtar Gomaa met Saturday with Bosnia’s Mufti Husein Kavazović in Cairo to discuss Al-Azhar’s role in spreading “moderate Islam” in Europe.
  • The Ministry of Transportation has reached a financial agreement worth $1 billion with the World Bank Group to fund Egypt’s transportation development projects.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi signed with his Italian counterpart Saturday a joint statement to boost military cooperation.

news Al-Shorouq2

Al-Shorouq

Qatar Saturday hailed a Saudi-brokered reconciliation initiative aimed at ending tension between the two Arab countries.

Also:

  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced there will soon be a reshuffle of Egypt’s governors within the next few weeks.
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