UPDATE: Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 2: Egypt deplores Houthi’s attack on humanitarian aid vessel bound to Yemen
A girl looks at armed women loyal to the Houthi movement as they take part in a parade to show support for the movement in Sanaa. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Egypt deplores Houthi’s attack on humanitarian aid vessel bound to Yemen

Egypt strongly condemns an attack on an Emirati aid ship carrying medical and relief supplies to Yemen after it was targeted by Houthi militias.

“The attack violates international laws and humanitarian norms,” the spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement on Sunday.

We wish a speedy recovery to those injured in this incident, he added.

A rescue operation was launched Sunday morning after a civilian ship owned by the UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company was intercepted in the Bab Al Mandab Strait during a journey to deliver emergency supplies to Aden.

 

Electricity ministry mourns 4 technicians killed in Arish bomb attack

The Electricity Ministry mourned the death of four technicians who were killed Sunday morning in a bomb attack in North Sinai’s city of Arish, Youm7 reported.

The victims were on a mission when an explosive device went off in a vehicle affiliated to the North Sinai electricity company, security sources told Youm7.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

In another incident on Saturday morning, gunmen killed five policemen in El Obour neighborhood, south of Arish.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then.

 

Egypt reelected member of ICAO executive bureau for 3 years

Egypt was re-elected as member of the executive bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for additional three years, the foreign ministry announced in a statement Sunday.

“The reelection asserts Egypt’s regional and international role in the civil aviation field,” said the statement.

The reelection came during the 39th round of the ICAO general assembly held in Montreal, Canada.

 

Cairo hosts WHO 63rd regional meetings

The World Health Organization (WHO) 63rd session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will kick off in Cairo on Monday.

Health ministers and high-level representatives of 22 countries will participate in the meetings, which will last until Thursday.

The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets in October each year to formulate regional policies to protect public health and respond to common public health threats.

 

Egypt’s army organizes cultural competitions on 6th of October war anniversary

The Moral Affairs Department at the Egyptian Armed Forces will organize a cultural competitions as part of celebrations to mark the 43rd anniversary of the 6th of October war victory, Youm7 reported.

The competitions will be on short stories and classical poetry with cash prizes and certificate of appreciation to the winners.

6 October, so called the Armed Forces Day, is a public holiday observed in Egypt celebrating the day in 1973 when combined Egyptian and Syrian military forces launched a surprise attack on Israel and crossed into the Sinai Peninsula, which marked the beginning of the October (Yom Kippur) War.

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