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Monday, 2 December 2013

Egypt Press Review: Dec. 2

Egypt Press Review: Dec. 2


Furious students announced a strike at Cairo University faculties on Sunday against the murder of their colleague, engineering student Mohamed Reda, who was killed last Thursday. Students chanted against the Ministry of Interior and Muslim Brotherhood students succeeded in reaching Tahrir Square before the ministry managed to disperse their protest.

Attorney General Hisham Barakat requested Interpol to arrest Gamaa Islamiyya leader Assem Abdel Maged after he was reported seen in Qatar.


50-member committee: No amends on the roadmap.
Singer Amr Diab to act again in a TV show.
Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim ends crisis between prosecution and security officers by apologizing to judges.
Ministry of Supply gives 1,200,000 butane gas cylinders daily to end the crisis.


Minister of Transitional Justice Mohamed Amin el-Mahdy said there is discussion to issue a new legislation regarding “political corruption.”


UK supports Egypt’s roadmap.
There is commission to reach settlement with garbage collecting company in Giza, while Cairo awaits state council’s verdict.


Interim President’s Media Advisor Ahmed el-Meslmany said Egypt’s situation is getting better and citizens will witness better conditions in 2014.

Matrouh tribes handover 80 anti-tank missiles and 150 various kind of weapons to Matrouh Military Intelligence as a response to the Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s initiative to confiscate unlicensed arms.


Head of 50-member committee Amr Moussa: Interim President Adly Mansour will call for constitutional referendum in hours.
April 6 Youth Movement founder Ahmed Maher released and activist Alaa Abdel Fatah’s imprisonment renewed for 15 days.

Al-Masry Al-Youm:

Central Agency for Organization and Management chairman Saber Emara said they finished localizing the advisors and leaders who will undergo the maximum wage in 275 authorities.

Banque du Caire approved the granting 1.6 billion EGP to the National Authority for Metro to upgrade its first railway line.


Cabinet: Interim government does not have right to list Muslim Brotherhood as a “terrorist group.”
Trial operation of smart cards for fuel.


High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton is concerned about the latest reports of Egypt because of recent events regarding excessive force, arrests, and unbalanced court verdicts that violate the rights of Egyptians, especially under the effect of the protest law.

Former PM Mostafa el-Fiqi said Israel plays a role in escalating the crisis between Egypt and other Nile Basin countries over water sources.


The 14 Alexandrian girls’ appeal trial session will continue on December 7.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy will visit Riyadh for the second time in five weeks
Originally published in Youm7.
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