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Arabic press review: Egypt stops family visits for detainees after Morsi's death

Bahrain allows Israeli journalists to enter its territory despite having no diplomatic relations with Israel
Egyptian prisoners were put in a prison lockdown after Morsi's death over fears of a further backlash (Reuters)

Egypt denies family visits to detainees

Egypt's interior minister General Mahmoud Tawfik issued a new directive to deny family visits to detainees in the country's prisons, London-based newspaper Al-Arabi al-Jadeed reported. 

Family members of the detainees came out against the decision and opposed a new directive to allow the general prosecution to renew the detention of inmates without the presence of the defendants or lawyers. 

This latest set of directives came in the wake of the death of former president Mohamed Morsi, Al-Arabi al-Jadeed reported. 

Sources close to Al-Arabi al-Jadeed said that prisoners were put in lockdown after Morsi's death over fears of a further backlash against the death of Egypt's deposed president. 

The sources added that the prison lockdown will continue until media attention on Morsi's death ends to avoid any news of prison violations leaking.  

UAE tanks deployed around Aden

UAE forces have deployed tanks at the entrances of the southern Yemeni city of Aden, an official Yemeni source told Arabi21 . 

The city is currently under the control of Yemen's internationally recognised government. 

Houthis have been holed up in the capital Sanaa for years and are fighting Saudi and UAE forces trying to take back the capital.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Emirati forces and their allied militias deployed tanks at the entrances to Aden.

Bahrain allows Israeli journalists to enter its territory

Bahrain has agreed to host six Israeli media delegations to cover next week's international conference on the Palestinian economy. 

Using sources inside Tel Aviv, Al-Quds al Arabia reported that Bahrain had approved the hosting of Israeli delegations despite having no diplomatic ties to Israel. 

Bahraini law stipulates that its citizens are banned from entering Israel. 

Bahrain did not comment on the Israeli media delegations and denied claims that it is normalising relations with Israel. 

*Arabic press review is a digest of reports that are not independently verified as accurate by Middle East Eye.