In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Morsi Atallah said it was Egyptian diplomacy efforts that resulted in Al-Sisi convincing US President Donald Trump to back off on its position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and to advance support for a two-state solution instead.
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State-owned daily Akhbar Al-Youm focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s participation in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly taking place this week in New York City, and Egypt’s leading role in the upcoming period, where it should preside over the African Union.
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Al-Masry Al-Youm’s Newton wrote that the issue was not sectarian because such crimes have nothing to do with religion, but rather the “beast”, which takes over humans, which should be faced by law enforcement and “merciless” punishment.
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On political opposition in Egypt, two contradicting views were portrayed in Sunday’s op-eds. Over the weekend, several government critics were arrested including former ambassador Maasoum Marzouk who announced an initiative calling for a public referendum on the regime’s stay in power. The first op-ed in the state-owned media Al-Ahram by Morsi Atallah and political currents …
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In the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper on Sunday, Makram Mohamed Ahmed opinionated that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s term should be extended to six years instead of four in order for him to be able to complete the economic reform programme, but he also said that power should not exceed two presidential terms. Meanwhile, the murder case …
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Writers in Sunday papers picked several political issues related to freedoms and democracy to comment on. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, two journalists directed their attention towards Egypt-US relations. First, Morsi Atallah criticised some congressmen who he said rely on information from untrusted sources giving a critical image of Egyptian affairs and human rights, which in …
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Egypt commemorated on Monday the 66th anniversary of the 23 July 1952 revolution during which the Free Egyptian Officers removed King Farouk from power. In this week celebrating the occasion, writers reflected on the significance of that historical phase. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Farouk Goweida discussed the image of the revolution’s leader, Gamal Abdul Nasser, …
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Writers directed much of their critical opinions to the different ministries, especially the new health minister who recently issued a decision imposing the national anthem to be played on a daily basis inside hospitals, along with the doctor’s oath. In the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, Yasser Abdulaziz compared the decision to a sarcastic Arabic …
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reiterated the necessity of undertaking economic reform measures in a public speech commemorating the 30 June uprising, promising prosperous results and job opportunities, and saying that Egypt is on the right track in implementing its programme. Writers continued to evaluate its impact on citizens. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Farouk Goweida demanded …
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