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House of Representatives rejects calls by British parliament to access Morsi

The foreign affairs committee in the Egyptian Parliament has rejected on Wednesday calls by three British members of parliament who requested that Egyptian authorities allow them to visit the country’s jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, raising concerns about his health. The committee also condemned accusing British newspaper The Guardian of “falsely claiming with no proof …

Adham Youssef

Op-ed review: Senior journalists’ meeting with the Saudi crown prince

Most editors-in-chief and senior writers focused on their meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman who was on a three-day visit to Egypt. “The prince who impressed us” was the headline of Al-Ahram newspaper’s columnist Salah Montasser, who praised bin Salman’s “youth enthusiasm, eloquent speech and futurist vision.” Montasser said he was one of …

Amira El-Fekki

Sudanese ambassador to return to Cairo on Monday

Sudan will resend its ambassador back to Egypt on Monday, two months after withdrawing him for consultations, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Saturday, according to Reuters. Earlier in January, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, Khartoum’s ambassador to Cairo, was withdrawn for consultations, amid tensions following Sudan’s decision to lease the Red Sea island Suakin to Turkey. …

Mohamed Samir

Constitutional court annuls all previous legal decisions concerning sovereignty of Red Sea islands 

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court issued on Saturday its final decision concerning the Tiran and Sanafir case, ordering the annulment of all previous verdicts, according to local news outlets. The first verdict annulled was the Urgent Matters Court decision to confirm the agreement, while the second was the Administrate Court verdict to refuse the agreement. The …

Daily News Egypt

Assets recovery committee Egypt reconciles with Ahmed Ezz for EGP1.7bn

The assets recovery committee, chaired by Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek, decided to reconcile with Egyptian steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz on Wednesday, according to an official statement issued by the General Prosecution office. The committee decided to settle with Ezz in return for a payment of EGP 1.7bn, including EGP 600m already recovered from abroad. Ezz …

Mohamed Samir

Shoukry discusses health sector updates with WHO director

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Tuesday Egyptian efforts to develop the  country’s health sector during a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom in Geneva. During the meeting, Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian experience in fighting hepatitis C and the latest developments of the health sector in Egypt. …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: criticising BBC, Turkish tour of Africa

Some writers dedicated their op-eds to follow into the footsteps of recent escalation by Egypt’s State Information Service against the BBC network over a report on detention, torture, and enforced disappearances. Al-Youm Al-Sabea Managing Editor Akram Al-Qasas believed that reporters did not make attempts to complete the story by reaching for further sources. Moreover, he …

Amira El-Fekki

Suicide bombing attempt aborted, 4 militants killed during Sinai 2018 operation

On the 17th day of the extensive armed operation Sinai 2018, military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaie announced on Tuesday, that the Egyptian Armed Forces has successfully aborted an attempted suicide attack carried out by terrorist elements, and that four militants wearing explosive belts were also killed during the operation. El-Refaie said that four military personnel have …

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