What the Egyptian press is saying June 13

Here are highlights from the Egyptian newspapers:



Front page of Youm7's front page; edition: June 13, 2016.

Front page of Youm7’s front page; edition: June 13, 2016.


Consumer Protection Agency ordered the suspension of four T.V. ads for violating for violating public morals and disrespecting customs and traditions.

The Journalists Syndicate’s Freedoms Committee held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the recently proposed unified media and press law.

Israel’s new ambassador to Cairo David Govrin will assume office mid-September.

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for Orlando nightclub shooting that left over 50 people dead on Sunday.

Egyptian sprinter Anas Beshr and Reem Kassim has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics after winning the gold medal in the 400m race at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Montverde, Florida.

Head of the International Labor Organization office in Cairo Peter Van Rooij praised the Egyptian government’s efforts to curb child labor.

Detention of journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud al Saqqa was renewed for 15 more days pending investigations over inciting protests and attempting to overthrow the regime.



Education Minister given chance by parliament in exam leak crisis after promises to end it

Pensioners object to Sisi’s decree to raise pensions by only 10%

MP Kamal Amer demands “more just” regulations for students to enroll universities

MP Mohamed Khalifa demand lower interests on loans to encourage projects



Arab Contractors finishes digging of residential units of new administrative capital

Lack of development vision in Upper Egypt discourages real estate investment: head of Madar construction co.

Global Telecom requests arbitration against Canadian government in selling of its share at Wind

Child labor decreases to 1.5M children in Egypt: Int’l Labor Org.



Traditional “mesaharaty” who wakes people up ahead of dawn to catch a meal before fasting still roams Cairo



Actress Shaimaa Seif falls victim to prank show featuring ISIS



Nostalgia… Watch Nelly in old “fawazeer Ramadan”



Haja Zeinab who donated earrings to Long Live Egypt Fund talks to Video7



Traditional Kunafa resilient against machine-made rival



Al Ahram
A Thanawya Amma (high school diploma) student attempted to commit suicide by jumping out of two-storey building following a tough physics exam on Sunday.

Facebook has activated its safety check feature after Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left over 50 people dead on Sunday.

North Sinai Security Directorate on alert after unknown assailants have stolen five vehicles, two of which are governmental.

Antiquities Minister Khaled al Anany on Sunday inspected the restoration work currently carried out at the 150 year-old Palace of Mohammed Ali Pasha in Cairo’s district of Shubra, which was damaged in a car bomb explosion last year.

A doctor and a nurse in a Cairo hospital filed a complaint against parlimentarian Tharwat Basely accusing him of physical assault.
Al Akhbar
A total of 240 MPs proposed to present amendments for a draft law governing the press and media affairs.

Egypt’s budget deficit reached 320 billion EGP ($35.5b) representing 11.5 percent of the country’s total GDP, said Egypt Deputy Finance Minister Mohamed Moaet.

The Hurghada – Sharm al Sheikh Ferry service resumed Sunday after seven-year hiatus.

Coast guards thwarted illegal immigration attempt of 31 people including seven Egyptians in the Delta’s Beheira.

Low-ranking policeman was arrested in Giza on drug charges.

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