News & Politics:
The Secretary General of the Supreme Press Council, Salah Eissa, said he does not mind Muslim Brotherhood members assuming the position of Editor-in-Chief of local newspapers.
Sham el-Nessim celebrations were dominated by a political atmosphere; political campaigners used the holiday as an opportunity to promote their candidates. In Port Said government, residents celebrated the festival, which dates back to the Pharaonic era, by criticizing the Qatari royal family and burning “Allenby puppets.”
A number of Egyptians living in France, Belgium and the Netherlands launched a popular campaign to support Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
The Library of Alexandria has launched a program to support creativity, cultural diversity and innovation in Egypt, funded with 1 million euros from the European Union.
The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, s and 82 senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders’ claimed visit to Tunisia provoked questions among political analysts and on social media of whether Qaradawi and the others will relocate from Qatar to Tunisia.
The media reports about his visit came after Qatar healed the rift between Doha and the three monarchs of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain over Qatar’s support to the Muslim Brotherhood.