Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 10: Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport after 10-month hiatus
Passengers from an Easy Jet flight to Britain which got cancelled wait at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh till they get another announcement, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport after 10-month hiatus

Turkish Airlines will resume Saturday its flights to Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh International Airport after being suspended for more than ten months hiatus following the crash of Russian airplane over Sinai on October 31, 2015, Youm7 reported a statement from the Turkish embassy in Cairo Friday evening.

The militant Islamic State affiliate in restive North Sinai announced that it has downed the Russian plane few minutes after taking off from the Sharm el Sheikh Airport, claiming lives of more than 220 lives; Russian suspended all its flights to Egypt and imposed travel ban on EgyptAir flights to its territories, while other countries halted their flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport.

 

Ministry of Interior calls on Egyptian pilgrims not to raise political slogans on Arafat Mount

The Egyptian Ministry of interior has called on the Egyptian pilgrims to not raise political slogans of mottos while they are standing on Arafat Mount of Mecca on Sunday during the pilgrimage, Youm7 reported Saturday.

According to the Islamic Sharia (Law), Muslim pilgrims should stand on Arafat Mount, where Prophet Muhammad gave his farewell speech before his death, to ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness.

 

Atfat el-Shawarea does not belong to ‘banned’ group per probes: lawyer

The investigations revealed that the sarcastic street group, which mocks the performance of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his government, did not belong to any banned or outlawed organization, Youm7 reported the group’s lawyer Friday.

On Wednesday, the four members of the six-member group, Atfat el-Shawarea or “Street Children,” were released pending investigations over charges of “overthrowing the regime and publishing videos against the state.”

 

Egypt’s parliament calls on Arab leaders to meet on ‘Turkish interference’ into Iraq, Syria

Chairperson Deputy of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament Ahmed Imbabi called for all Arab Presidents and leaders to hold a meeting to discuss ways for to stop Turkish “interference” into Iraq and Syria, Youm7 reported Friday evening.

 

Parliament intensifies meetings after Eid Al Adha festivals  

The House of Representatives will intensify its meetings following four-day Eid al Adha festivals to discuss several domestic and international issues, particularly the Municipal Law, and the pilgrimage season of 2016, Youm7 reported Saturday

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