UPDATE- Egypt’s politics digest Aug. 26: Egypt welcomes Kerry’s positive remarks on economic reform plan
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends the ministerial meeting on Libya in Vienna - REUTERS

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FM welcomes Kerry’s positive remarks on Egypt’s economic reform plan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Friday positive remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Egypt’s efforts to adopt economic reform plans through the IMF loan.


UN special envoy to Libya arrives in Egypt

Martin Kobler, special envoy of the secretary-General of the United Nations to Libya arrived Friday in Egypt for a two-day visit, Youm7 reported.

Kobler will meet with a number of officials of Foreign Affairs Ministry and League of Arab States to discuss the developments in Libya.


Dar al-Iftaa seconds Scotland’s integration of hijab into police costume

Dar al-Iftaa applauds Scotland’s decision to allow hijab as part of the police costume to encourage cultural diversity and encourage Muslim women to partake in security work, according to a Friday statement by the religious institution.


 5 “terrorist hubs” destroyed, 6 bombs defused in South Sinai

Five “terrorist hubs” were destroyed and six explosive devices were neutralized in Sheikh Zuwayed, southern Arish and Rafah, according to a military statement Friday.


MP to confront gov’t with 2 corruption cases in September

Member of Parliament Sayed Abdel Aal, head of the Tagammu Party bloc, told Youm7 in a Friday report he will bring up two corruption cases next month when the government presents work for the past period.

He said the two cases include the the wide-scale wheat corruption incident where 621 million EGP were embezzled by mixing local subsidized wheat with imported wheat and taking over the price difference, and the issue of  Advisor to the Health Minister Ahmed Aziz who accepted a bribe of 4.5 million EGP from the Egyptian agent of a European medical equipment company.


Delay in replacing outgoing MP Ahmed Mourtada with Amr el-Shobki draws criticism 

A number of political and legal figures criticized the procrastination of replacing outgoing Member of Parliament Ahmed Mourtada with Amr al-Shubky for Dokki district in Cairo after the Cassation Court ruled the latter received more votes.

Judge Mohamed Hamed al-Gamal, former head of the State Council, said that delaying the replacement is unconstitutional.

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