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135 fugitives ordered detention over plotting for Sisi assassination
Prosecution has ordered the detention of 135 fugitives accused in the case known as “Sinai Province,” that has planned for an attempted assassination of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi last year.
The fugitives include four former officers who plotted to assassin Sisi in Cairo, while others were accused of trying to kill the president while performing minor pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
The case already includes 292 defendants who were referred to military judiciary.
Egypt executed all recommendations on airport security: Russian Transport Ministry
Deputy Russian Transport Minister Valery Ookolov stated Wednesday that Egypt has implemented all recommendations submitted by specialists on airport security.
Ookolov said that the ministry will organize a visit for Russian experts to Egypt to review the steps taken thus far in terms of security measures at airports.
Moscow has suspended its flights to Sharm el-Sheikh since a Russian jet crashed last year, killing all 224 on board. The accident is believed to be a result of a bomb attack, according to western intelligence; however, official probes have not yet revealed the cause.
Sisi: Egypt supports Syrian national army
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that Egypt’s priority is to support the Syrian national army against the extremist groups, Youm7 reported on Wednesday
“The first our priority is to support the national army; for example in Libya, to control over the Libyan territories, to deal with the extremist elements, and to bring about the required stability. The same thing is for Syria. We support the Syrian army, and also Iraq,” Sisi was quoted as saying in In an interview with Portugal’s T.V. published on Tuesday.
President Sisi added that the national forces of those countries should maintain security and stability, noting that “Syria suffers a deep crisis five years ago and we should respect Syrian people’s will. Political solution is the best resolution for the Syrian crisis.
Egypt bans anti-torture center director from travel to Tunisia
Egyptian authorities at the Cairo International Airport have banned Director of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence Aida Seif Al-Dawla from traveling abroad while she was heading to Tunisia on Wednesday, Youm7 reported.
Seif Al-Dawla has found her named was put on the list of travel ban at the airport per a decision from prosecution over investigation into a legal case, officials at the airport said.
4th African-Arab Summit kicks off in Malabo
The Fourth African-Arab Summit kicks off on Wednesday in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, where President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi participates.
Over the participation of a delegation from Polisario Front, a number of countries including Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates withdrew from the summit, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry of Morocco.
Arab Justice Ministers meet in Arab League Thursday
The Executive Council of the Arab Ministers of Justice continued their meetings on Wednesday to discuss the agenda of the 59th round of the Justice Ministers’ meeting at the Cairo-based Arab League due to be on Thursday, Youm7 reported.
The council members tackled the issues of money laundering, organized crimes, combating human trafficking and Arab agreement of combating terrorism.
Cabinet reviews final draft of new labor law
Egypt’s Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the final draft of the new labor law, Youm7 reported.
A committee from the Ministry of Justice has written the law after taking into consideration the reservations recommended from the Cabinet.
In case that the government approved the bill, it will be referred to the House of Representatives for consideration.