Egypt Press Review: March 3

Youm7 pressYoum7


Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdul Muttalib said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab instructed the Ministry of Irrigation to take necessary measures to provide for Egypt’s water needs during the summer and resolve pending irrigation issues.


Military spokesperson Ahmed Ali dismisses rumors spread on media that the military discovered a substance to pave roads efficiently.




  • Deputy Minister of Interior: Railway and metro bombs were fake.
  • Ministry of Higher Education: Second semester to begin on Saturday.
  • Bad weather prevents ousted President Mohamed Morsi from attending Ithadeya case trial.
  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab starts his first day on the job amid protests.

Ahram pressAl-Ahram

Abdeen Misdemeanor Court adjourns first trial session of 77 suspects charged with rioting and blockings roads during August Ramsis Square clashes.


  • Stock exchange registers 191 million EGP ($27.41 million) in losses.
  • Street vendors reoccupy Esaaf Square a few hours after their dispersal.

Akhbar pressAl-Akhbar

Cairo University head Gaber Nassar said there would be no reduction in courses during the second semester.


  • 69,000 children vaccinated  against polio in Sinai.
  • Egypt received $10 billion in aid from four Gulf countries.

Al-Masry Al-Youm pressAl-Masry Al-Youm

State Council: Presidential elections law draft will be delivered to interim President Adly Mansour early Tuesday.

The UAE welcomed the arrival of Egyptian Armed Forces units on Sunday, which will train with UAE forces during the next two weeks.


  •  Foreign companies increase the prices of cement to 800 EGP ($114.79) per ton.
  •  National Council for Human Rights report about MB sit-in dispersal says the sit-in turned criminal when it harmed 100,000 citizens.

Al-Shorouq pressAl-Shorouq

Banha Attorney General Ahmed Borham orders release of Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.


  • Mohamed Habib, former Muslim Brotherhood deputy supreme guide, said the Brotherhood would support Samy Hafez Anan for president.
  • Popular delegation in Geneva to thwart Muslim Brotherhood moves.

Originally published in Youm7.

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