Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 3: Egypt’s Presidency to arrange military funeral for late Noble Laureate Ahmed Zewail; Egyptian fisherman reportedly missing in Italy since 2013
Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail - Reuters

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 Egypt’s Presidency to arrange military funeral for late Noble Laureate Ahmed Zewail

Egyptian Presidency will arrange a military funeral for Egyptian Noble Laureate Ahmed Zewail who passed away Tuesday at the age of 70 in U.S., Youm7 reported Zewail city for Science and Technology spokesperson Sherif Fouad Tuesday.

Fouad added that procedures to transfer his body to Egypt for burial have started as it expected that the dead body could arrive in Egypt on Thursday evening or on Friday.

World and Egyptian figures have offered their condolences for the death of Noble Laureate.


Egyptian fisherman reportedly missing in Italy since 2013

Chairperson of Egyptian Fishermen’s Syndicate in Delta’s Kafr el Sheikh called on the Foreign Ministry to contact with Italian authorities to get any information on an Egyptian expatriate was reportedly disappeared in Italy since 2013.

Fisherman Hassan Aboul Enein’s family has contacted several times with diplomats in the Italian embassy in Cairo to search its missing one, who has lived in Italy for 20 years, Youm7 reported.


Ethiopia completed construction of controversial dam since June 2016: Egypt’s NARSS

Chairperson of Egyptian National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, updating him that the latest satellite Images showed that the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has completely constructed since June 2016, Youm7 reported.

Since May 2011, Cairo has voiced its concern that the dam could reduce the country’s annual share of more than 56 billion cubic meters of Nile water. Addis Ababa, however, has claimed that the dam is necessary for its development, and will not harm downstream countries.


Number of Coptic Diaspora protest outside White House against Minya’s sectarian violence incidents

A number of Coptic Diaspora has protested outside U.S. white House, against violence practices against Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt’s Minya, Youm7 reported. Their protest is an act of defiance against Pope Tawadros II, who called for not staging any protests.

Several sectarian violence-triggered incidents have occurred in Minya during the past few months. Houses of Christian residents of village of Abu Yacoub were set on fire by the defendants following a rumor of turning a nursery into a church.

In May, Christian houses were set ablaze and a woman was paraded naked through the streets following rumors of an affair between the son of the elderly woman and a Muslim woman.


Saudi Arabia deports back 30 Egyptians over violating residency, work rules

The Cairo International Airport received Wednesday a total of 30 Egyptian expatriates, who were deported back from Saudi Arabia, over violating work and residential rules in the Kingdom, Youm7 reported.

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