Egypt’s press review Nov. 8: Gov’t says no rise in metro ticket prices despite losses
Press Review

 

Youm7:

 

* Sisi to Electricity Minister: do not burden citizens with economic decisions’ bills.

 

* Son of ex-minister involved in subsidized sugar seizure along with businessman.

 

* Interior Ministry: there is nothing called (11-11) and we are ready. [The date is a reference to calls for nation-wide protests on Nov.11.]

 

* Committee reviewing lists of jailed youth for pardon will end its work by Nov 20.

 

* 665 unregistered migrants arrested, 200,000 tablets of drugs and 325 bottles of hashish seized at Egyptian borders.

 

* Russia agrees to arming Libyan army.

 

 

Akhbar al-Youm:

 

* PM announces status of basic commodities: 206K tons of sugar arrived at different Egyptian ports to meet citizens needs after recent shortage.

 

* Egypt denies rumors of Petroleum Minister’s visit to Tehran.

 

* Supply Ministry denies claims of increasing value of ration cards to 37 EGP.

 

* Government announces no rise in metro tickets despite state losses.

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