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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 …

Daily News Egypt

Dar Al-Ifta: IS using Rohingya crisis to gain new ground

Dar Al-Ifta, the highest religious institution in the country, warned that the Islamic State militant group (IS) might use the Rohingya crisis to gain more ground and recruit more members. The institution explained in a statement on Tuesday that the crisis is being “abused” by the militant group in order to “gather up its members …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Writers evaluate democracy amid political developments

As the presidential election nears, the political scene continues to witness interesting turns of events. The past days were marked by controversy over the regime’s handling of political opponents. In Al-Shorouk, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein commented on the arrests of former state officials Sami Anan and Hisham Geneina, and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul …

Amira El-Fekki