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Son of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi killed in attack in Homs

Hudhayfah Al-Badri, son of Islamic State (IS) militant group leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, was killed during an attack by the jihadists in the central Syrian province of Homs, the IS propaganda agency Amaq announced Tuesday, as reported by AFP. Al-Badri was killed in an “operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power …

Daily News Egypt

Saudi women finally drive after decades-old ban officially ends

Saudi females were allowed to drive starting from Sunday for the first time in their country’s history, after a ban on women driving imposed long ago was finally lifted. The historic event, announced in September, is part of far-reaching reforms decided by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to modernise the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia was …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt’s ambassador to Jordan heads meeting of UNRWA

Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan Tarek Adel headed on Tuesday the meeting of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in Dead sea. In his speech, Adel said that Egypt’s participation in the meeting came to emphasize a number of points, which include necessity of maintaining the …

Daily News Egypt

Cabinet serving in acting capacity after submitting resignation

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, days after the start of the president’s new presidential term. The move is standard procedure, as the government should resign after each new presidential term, according to the constitution. Following the resignation, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said …

Sarah El-Sheikh