UPDATE – Egypt’s politics digest Nov. 21: Russia to resume flights to Egypt in 2017: Interfax agency
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Russia to resume flights to Egypt in 2017: Interfax

Russia will resume its flights to Egypt starting from the beginning of next year, Interfax news agency announced Monday.

Sources told the Russian agency that the first flight will be between Moscow and Cairo, and will be followed by flights that will head to different Egyptian cities that are favored by the Russian tourists.

Meanwhile, Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Transport Ministry as saying that Egypt has accomplished extraordinary progress in securing airports.


Court ruling to jail Journalists Union head to be appealed: lawyer 

Journalists Union will appeal Tuesday a court ruling to sentence its head and two of its board members over charges of harbouring fugitives, said head of defense team of the union Shaaban Saeed.

The trio are expected to be released soon after paying a 30,000 EGP bail set by the court.


Sisi invites Portugese businessmen to invest in Egypt’s infrastructure

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi invited Portuguese businessmen and investors to make use of investment opportunities in Egypt’s infrastructure, Youm7 reported.

On the sidelines of his visit to Portugal, Sisi encouraged businessmen to participate in investment opportunities available in different fields, including transport and renewable energy.

Sisi also said that the Egyptian government is providing investment incentives as part of the new Investment law in the country, citing the Suez Canal Development Axis project as a big opportunity for investors.


Egypt calls Interpol to put three pro-Morsi T.V. anchors on Red Notice Wanted List

Egyptian authorities called the Interpol to put three T.V. anchor, pro-former President Mohamed Morsi, on the Interpol’s Red Notice Wanted List, Youm7 reported on Monday.

The three convicts (Hesham Abdullah, Moataz Matar, Mohamed Nasser) were sentenced to three years in jail for each on Sunday over charges of inciting violence and disturbing the public order following publishing false news inciting violence in Egypt in their talk shows that aired in Turkey.

Following the dispersal of the pro-Muslim brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahdah squares on Aug.14, 2013, hundreds of the Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters fled to foreign countries, including Turkey, Qatar, and London.


 Sisi, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa hold Egyptian-Portuguese Summit 

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will hold a bilateral summit on Monday for discussing the bilateral relations and international issues of mutual concerns, particularly the migration and counter-terrorism, Youm7 reported.

In his interview with the Portuguese LUSA news agency on Sunday, Sisi has called for forming an international coalition to combat Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and offer all kinds of support for countries waging war against terrorism.

Sisi arrived Sunday in the Portuguese capital Lisbon for his first official visit to the country following the inauguration of Marcelo De Souza as president in March.


Egypt court to resume retrial of banning ‘Tamarud’ movement

Egypt’s court of urgent matters will resume consideration of a retrial calls for ban the political movement of “Tamarud” and to freeze its assets, Youm7 reported on Monday.

The court has accepted the appeal against another court verdict, per which the judges recused themselves to consider it.  Lawyer Ashraf Farahat filed the lawsuit, saying that the movement does not represent Egyptian people.


Egypt offers condolences for victims of Indian train derailment

Egypt voiced its concerns about the accident of Indian train derailment in which more than 140 people were killed and dozens were injured, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid on Sunday.

Egypt stands with Indian people and government in this ordeal, offering its condolences for the accidents victims.

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