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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Egypt Press Review: Nov.23


The committee formed by the Cabinet to review the decisions of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to pardon prisoners affiliated with Islamists will focus mainly on the decree that pardoned 27 suspects, including 17 leaders of the Islamist groups.

 The 50-member committee is to finish the initial draft of the constitution on Saturday, with final voting to take place Monday. All articles must gain 75 percent of the votes to be passed. The new constitution is scheduled to be passed by interim President Adly Mansour by the end of the week.


Muslim Brotherhood members attack tourists and churches.
Morsi enjoys a comfortable life inside his prison cell.
A child was killed in Suez during clashes between pro-Brotherhood protesters and local residents.
Asfour Crystal workers accuse the company owner of retaliating against them due to their position from the Brotherhood.

Authorities resume their efforts to ensure political and security stability so as to pave the way for restoring tourism rates. This comes in light of decisions issued by a number of governments to lift the travel ban imposed on Egypt.

 The Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of a Takfiri leader in Sinai, Shady al-Meneai, who is accused of planning the assassination of the National Security Officer Mohamed Mabrouk who was killed on Sunday.

The defendant was arrested due to his involvement in the terrorist attack in Taba in 2005, while Morsi released him after taking office in 2012.


Pro- army marches conflict with Brotherhood protests.
U.N. ensures the rights of Palestinians to determine their fate.
Egypt’s embassy in Paris recovers six stolen antiques.

 The Minister of Interior is scheduled to announce the details of arresting the terrorist cell that is responsible for the assassination attempts against military and police forces, including the failed attempt to assassinate the Interior Minister and the attack against al-Warraq church.

The General Secretariat of the Ministry of Defense hosted a meeting between leaders of ministries of interior and defense to discuss how to develop their plans to confront militants in light of the recent attacks witnessed in the country. They also discussed efforts exerted in this regard.


The international community pays attention to the notable change of the position adopted by the U.S. administration toward Egypt.
Major corruption case threatens educational system.
Egypt wins the head of UNESCO executive council.
Six countries bid for Egypt’s first two nuclear plants in Dabaa.
 Al-Masry Al-Youm:

 Security forces and local residents confronted Brotherhood protests in Cairo and other governorates on Friday which marked 100 days since the dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square. The clashes left two dead and dozens injured.


Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa: No reconciliation attempts with Brotherhood.
50-member committee grants the president the right to choose the prime minister.
National Salvation Front and Revolutionary Youth Coalition refuse military trials article.

 Originally published in Youm7.
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