Egypt Press Review: March 5

Youm7 press



Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that he cannot ignore the Egyptian people’s desires, therefore he will complete the paperwork necessary to run for presidential elections.

The presidency received late Monday the presidential elections draft law, following a review of the State Council Legislation Division and notes on its articles.


·        Hamas activities banned and its headquarters in Egypt closed down.

·      A Forensic Medicine Authority report said ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s son was on drugs when he was arrested along with his friend.

·        Ahmed Abou Hashima: I will support Sisi for president.

Ahram press



Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy said that western countries will have reservations about any presidential candidate in Egypt despite their ideologies and backgrounds, but what we will not be occupied with that as we care to complete the electoral process.

Central Bank of Egypt announced Tuesday an increase in Egypt’s reserves of foreign exchange at the end of February to 17.307 billion EGP from 15.17 billion EGP at the end of January.


·        No immunity granted to Supreme Presidential Elections Committee.

·       Azhar University postpones second semester to March 15.

·        Russian President Valdimir Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine.

 Akhbar press


The Central Auditing Organization received documents related to the foreign currencies exchange in Doctors Syndicate accounts in order to inspect their validity.

Security agencies revealed a “terrorist” group in North Sinai, in coordination with General Security and National Security, before they implemented suicide attacks against citizens and security facilities in many governorates.


·      Fact-finding committee report about the dispersal of Rabaa and Nahda squares sit-ins published.

·      Collision on 6th of October Bridge paralyzes Cairo traffic. 

·        Diesel leak found in the Nile.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Suez Canal Authority head Mohab Mameesh said Tuesday that Egypt is following updates on an Israeli attempt to establish a canal between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.

The Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of Morsi along with 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the Ithadeya clashes case to Thursday.


·      Interim President Adly Mansour passed on the presidential elections law to the government.

·      Minister of Communication Atef Helmy fails to end the strike of postal workers after paying pensions.

·      Farmers Union head died in traffic accident.

 Al-Shorouq press


The presidency published text of a mandating letter that interim president Adly Mansour sent to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Feb. 25 including the importance of completing the roadmap.


·      Cabinet: no postponing second semester study.

·      Real estate employees threaten to resume their strike if their demands are not met.

·      Presidency resorts to Constitutional Court in order to end the Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee immunization crisis.

Originally published in Youm7.

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