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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Egypt Press Review: Nov. 14

Egypt Press Review: Nov. 14


Sources close to former President Hosni Mubarak said that he decided to continue in the Maadi Military Hospital despite the end of the house arrest imposed on him due to the state of emergency. Governmental sources claimed that the judiciary system is still considering Mubarak’s case.

Sources from within the government revealed that leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to convince a number of public figures to play the role of mediator with the government, adding that the Brotherhood contacted former Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri.

•  Arish witnesses a new bloody night.

•  Basem Ouda wore the prison uniform in Tora Prison.

•  Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations strongly reduced at universities.


Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu arrived in Cairo on Wednesday, while Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov  is scheduled to arrive on Thursday. It is the first visit on this level from any Russian official for years. The visit raised increasing reactions in many other countries.  Sources related to the US Administration spoke about Moscow’s intention to conduct a military deal with Egypt worth $ 2 billion.

The Cabinet, headed by Hazem al-Beblawy, held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the recent developments witnessed in Egypt and the efforts exerted by the security institution to contain the security challenges that faced the country during this period.

•   Al-Khatib: keeping the Shura Council in return for providing the lawyers with immunity is not accepted.

•   Darwish: 50-members Committee is divided and is ruled by interests.

•    Mariout Lake … passed away.

•    A company in Agouza was stormed 500 thousand EGP was stolen.


Mansoura Prosecution started investigating the violent actions witnessed in Mansoura University. The investigations are conducted with 21 students. The prosecution sent a team to estimate the damages at the university during the demonstrations recently organized by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Border guards resumed their efforts to control the border area in Sinai. They managed to demolish four tunnels used to smuggle people and commodities to the Gaza Strip.

Crisis between Ministers of Supply and Industry because of rice.

•    The imprisonment of Sobhy Saleh on charges of insulting the judiciary.

•    A new Israeli novel about recruiting Ashraf Marwan.

Al-Masry Al-Youm:

The ousted President Mohamed Morsi sent a message to his supporters asking them to resume their protests until legitimacy is restored. Several political parties accused Morsi of further inciting his supporters to commit violent acts. Borg al-Arab Criminal Court in Alexandria determined December 23 as the date for the first trial session for Morsi on charges of swindling people out of the ‘Renaissance Project.’

•             Sameh Ashour: I suggest a transitional parliament… Islam does not need article 219.

•             Egypt says goodbye to 120 days of emergency and curfew on Thursday.

•             Al-Ahly accepts Abo Trika’s retirement and Muslim Brotherhood members besieged the club.

•             Al-Nour: Muslim Brotherhood was going to undermine the people’s confidence in Islam.


Ashura day, in which Shiites commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain Bin Ali, turned into a day of conflict between Salafists and Shiites. Shiite leaders had announced organizing boards of condolences for the day of Ashura at Al-Hussain mosque today. While Salafist leaders asked the government to prevent carrying out any Shiite rituals inside the mosques. It warns against a new sedition like the one Egypt witnessed several months ago when a Shiite leader was killed at a village in Giza.

•             A Russian railway network as an alternative for the Suez Canal.

•             Bloomberg: Arms deal between Egypt and Russia worth $ 2 billion.

•             Helmy Tolan: I thought of resigning after winning the cup.

•             New Israeli novel about recruiting Ashraf Marwan.

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