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Monday, 23 December 2013

Egypt Press Review: Dec. 23


Abdeen Court issued a verdict on Sunday for the imprisonment of political activists Ahmed Doma, Ahmed Maher, and Mohamed Adel for three years and a 50,000 EGP ($7,240) bail for each of them for assaulting police officers deployed to guard Abdeen Court.

Interim President Adly Mansour held the second session of the national dialogue on Sunday with political factions in Ithadeya presidential palace to discuss the implementation of the roadmap and whether to hold the presidential or parliamentary elections first or both of them at the same time.


Adly Mansour will be first president to attend Coptic Christmas Mass.
Misdemeanor Court decides not to look into report filed against businessman Ahmed Ezz tax evasion.
Seven suspects in prison breaking Borg al-Arab prisoners arrested.
Turkey’s administration dismisses 25 security department directors in Istanbul and bans journalists from entering security departments.
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s trial first session in fraud case is to be held on Monday.

Ahram pressAl-Ahram:

National Council for Wages headed by Minister of Planning Ashraf al-Araby initially decided to set the minimum wage for private sector employees at 1,200 EGP ($174) starting in January.

Security forces were able to kill four terrorists and arrest others during their raid on Sunday in villages located south of Sheikh Zuwayed. They were also able to destroy 15 house and 25 hideouts and seized a large amount of arms and explosives.


Representatives of 32 ministries will discuss possibility of developing the administrative system.
Al-Azhar University postpones mid-term exams because of violence.
NGO will be established to transform constitution articles into laws and will be headed Amr Moussa.


Security forces are starting to enforce a new strategy in Sinai to firmly deal with anyone who tries to target the deployed forces, according to a military source.

Minister of Supply Mohamed Abu Shady said there is no intention to convert subsidized goods presented to citizens into cash support and denied any rumors about abolishing support.


 50-member committee head Amr Moussa: Constitution will end dictatorship system.
 Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim: Streets will be secure during upcoming constitutional referendum.
No Egyptians were harmed in Juba, South Sudan, 180 returned to Egypt.
El masryAl-Masry Al-Youm:

Interim President Adly Mansour issued a presidential declaration on Sunday to form an independent committee tasked to gather information, evidence, and fact  from June 30 until the present.


 Adly Mansour advises political factions against division.
New head of Egyptian Railway Authority Samir Hamed Nawar: Ticket prices will remain the same and all railways lines will be back in work soon.

Shorouq pressAl-Shorouq:

Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood members signed on the decision referring them to the criminal court in espionage case with foreign agencies, according to a source inside the prison authority.


Minister of Administrative Development Hany Mahmoud: Governmental employee condition is not satisfying.
Former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi daughter Salma charges in online scam case dropped.
Degla bishops demand security forces to guard churches before January 25, 2014.
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