Egypt Press Review: Dec 22

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Three major political parties—the Conference Party, Tagammu and Ghad—withdrew Sunday from the Egyptian Front Coalition and Kamal al-Ganzoury’s list to join the Egyptian Wafd Delegation for upcoming parliamentary elections.


  • Fitch’s credit rating upgrade drives Egypt’s markets to gain 10 billion EGP.



National Security chief Gen. Khaled Fawzy was sworn in as the new Intelligence chief; he replaced Mohammed Farid al-Tohamy, who retired by a presidential decree. Fawzy was appointed as intelligence advisor in August.


  • A draft law allows Nubian residents to own land.
  • International Trade Arbitration Center orders famed TV host Bassem Youssef pay 100 million EGP ($14 billion) as compensation over a dispute with CBC channel.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry al-Youm

Most of the Muslim Brotherhood members who were residing in Qatar headed to Turkey after Doha told them they should rearrange their situations following the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar.


  • Intensified security near churches during Christmas celebrations.
  • Cairo University reaccepted 28 previously dismissed students to its campus.

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Ten days ago, a secret meeting was held between a senior Egyptian official and a Qatari intelligence director in the Saudi capital Riyadh to prepare for a Saturday meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Qatari Special Envoy Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.


  • President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is in China on a state visit.


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