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Op-ed review: Heart Institute director, Women’s Day, Algeria

In Sunday newspaper issues, Egyptian columnists followed the decision of the dismissal of Gamal Shaban, the director of Egyptian National Heart Institute. They also wrote about the International Women’s Day, which was celebrated last Friday, as well as the ongoing uprising in Algeria. In Al-Masry Al-Youm, Mohamed Amin wondered about the extent of Egyptian ministers’ …

Fatma Lotfi

Bouteflika returns home after medical check-up in Geneva

Local Algerian media outlets announced that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to the country on Sunday, after undergoing medical check-up in Switzerland Bouteflika has ruled the country since 1999 and is currently bidding for a fifth term despite his deteriorating health. This led to mass protests across the country. Also on Sunday, Algeria’s ruling FLN …

Daily News Egypt

Thousands of Algerians continue to protest amid Bouteflika’s warnings

Thousands of Algerians took to the streets of the capital for the third consecutive week on Friday to protest against the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term. This came one day after Bouteflika warned Algerians on Thursday against domestic or foreign groups infiltrating or breaking through their marches. The Algerian authorities halted …

Daily News Egypt

Parliament discusses regulating pet ownership

Pet ownership has been raising controversy among Egyptians, prompting the Parliament’s local administrative committee to discuss on Monday regulating pet ownership, especially dogs. Last week, a police officer in Rehab City was bitten by a dog at a security checkpoint, causing him severe injuries. Some parliamentarians supported citizens’ right to own pets, especially dogs for …

Tamer Farhat