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Egyptian newspapers headlines

Sunday 15/July/2018 - 11:08 AM
Sada El Balad
Rehab Sayed
Al-ahram
Egypt court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison in Zagazig city
A Sharqiya criminal court sentenced 24 people to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence and joining the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group in a trial that dates back to 2014، Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The court also sentenced three defendants to three years in prison.

The 27 suspects were arrested in Zagzig، Sharqiya governorate for organising a march supporting the Muslim Brotherhood group and inciting violence in the Nile Delta city.

The Egyptian government designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group in December 2013.

Al-Akhbar
Egypt parliament to take final vote on three controversial media and press laws
Egypt's parliament is expected to take a final vote on Sunday on three laws regulating the press and media – the National Press Authority (NPA) law، the National Media Authority (NMA) law، the Law Regulating the Press and Media and the Higher Council for Media Regulation.
The three laws were provisionally approved by parliament on 10 and 11 June.

Informed sources told Ahram Online that the three laws are on parliament's schedule for a final debate and vote on Sunday.

"If a two-thirds majority of MPs is available، there will be a final vote on the three laws، and if not، it could be postponed to Monday or Tuesday or even after،" the source said.

The head of parliament's Media، Culture and Antiquities Committee، Osama Heikal، held a meeting with a delegation from the press syndicate led by chairman Abdel-Mohsen Salama on 11 July to re-negotiate some of the articles.

Following the meeting، Heikal said that the three laws would be discussed again in parliament's plenary sessions starting Sunday 15 July.

"A debate will be opened on seven articles that were amended to comply with the legal and constitutional revisions made by the State Council،" said Heikal.

Heikal said the press syndicate asked that eight articles be amended.

"These are different from the articles that the State Council has demanded that they be amended،" said Heikal.

Heikal argued that the State Council raised no objection on articles stating that there should be a separation between the press organisation's managerial board and editorial staff.

Al-masry alyoum
132،000 tourists used Egyptian ports in 2017
About 132،404 tourists used Egyptian ports in 2017، according to a report issued by the Maritime Transport Section، Ministry of Transportation.

The report added that Egyptian ports have seen the entrance of 66،987 tourists to Egypt، while 65،417 came out during 2017. Some 47،900 tourists entered through Red sea ports، while 45،834 left.
Egypt is a maritime country that has a remarkable geographical location on the junction of three continents and has coasts up to 2،000 kilometers long on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea which allow its connection with the foreign world since ancient ages، according to the Maritime Transport Section’s official website.

The Sector’s strategy is the effective contribution in the Egyptian national economy and Egyptian foreign trade through creating efficient cadres capable of influencing the decision makers in the field of maritime transport on the international level.

The Maritime Authorities in Egypt include Red Sea Ports Authorities، Alexandria Port Authority، Port Said Port Authorities، Damietta Port Authorities and the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety.

Tourists’ flows to Egypt has resumed and Egypt has restored its leading position again as the best tourism destination in the region، according to the French pioneering travel magazine TourMaG on Thursday.

The 20-year-old magazine revealed that the percentage of French tourists visiting Egypt in 2018 alone has increased to 146 percent. “Tourists no longer prefer going to Tunisia or Turkey only، Egypt is back in the competition again after years of instability،” the magazine added.

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