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Op-ed review: Reviewing political issues, relations with US

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 …

Amira El-Fekki

Thailand expects 5% trade increase with Egypt by end of 2018

Thalerngsak Vongsamsorn, minister counsellor for commercial affairs at the Thai embassy in Egypt, expected a 5% trade increase by the end of 2018 compared to 2017, noting, “positive expectations resulted from market stabilisation. Our exports and imports were affected by the Egyptian pound flotation in November 2016, but now the situation is better.” Vongsamsorn told Daily News …

Hagar Omran

Al-Sisi returns to Cairo after two-day visit to Sudan

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi returned to Cairo after concluding on Friday afternoon his two-day visit to Khartoum and meeting Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh. During the meeting, Al-Sisi and Saleh discussed the recent developments in bilateral relations. The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel, and the …

Daily News Egypt

Exploration drilling in Nour field begins in September

A source at the Ministry of Petroleum said that the Italian company Eni and Tharwa Petroleum Company will begin digging the first exploration well of the Nour gas field in the concession area in the Mediterranean after obtaining the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Petroleum. Drilling is expected to begin in mid-September

Mohamed Farag