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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 Earlier in January, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, Khartoum’s ambassador to Cairo, was withdrawn for consultations, amid tensions following Sudan’s decision to lease the Red Sea island Suakin to Turkey.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 …

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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. …

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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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Op-ed review: Writers review press, media situation in Egypt

Al-Masry Al-Youm celebrated its 5,000th issue, with several writers taking the opportunity to comment on the situation of the press in Egypt. Politician Amr Al-Shobaky, who writes regularly for the private newspaper, said Al-Masry Al-Youm succeeded in positioning itself among the three leading local newspapers, alongside the state-owned dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar. According to him, …

Amira El-Fekki

Court places Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh on terrorist list 

Aboul Fottouh was arrested last week on accusations of leading terrorist organisation South Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Mostafa Abdel Ghaffar, issued a decision to place head of Misr Al-Qawia Party Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, and fifteen others, on a list of terrorists. The decision came based on a memorandum submitted by Prosecutor General Nabil …

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