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What Egyptians think about constitutional referendum?

Polling stations across Egypt opened their doors early Saturday for citizens to express their opinions regarding the constitutional amendments, whether by yes or no. The dates of referendum were announced on Wednesday. Egyptians abroad started voting on Friday and will continue until Sunday. If the amendments receive a “yes” vote, they will immediately go into …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Above average turnout in Cairo, celebratory atmosphere in most polling stations

Since early Saturday, the first day of the referendum on amendments to the country’s 2014 Constitution, the vicinity of several schools in the middle class neighbourhood of Ain Shams witnessed a celebratory atmosphere as campaigners and individuals affiliated with the election committees used DJs and nationalist songs to attract voters.   Polling stations all over …

Adham Youssef

Egyptian community in US will be voting “yes” on constitutional amendments

New York- The Egyptian community in the United States expressed its support to the constitutional amendments, describing the step as “a necessity for the continuation of the development process started by President Al-Sisi.” Members of the community who attended the conference held by the Egyptian American Entrepreneurship Association last week in New Jersey that they will …

Nevine Kamel

Al-Sisi receives Haftar, vows support to LNA’s counterterrorism operations

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, where he asserted Egypt’s support for Libya’s ongoing onslaught in Tripoli. Forces affiliated with Haftar have engaged in violent clashes with militants in the outskirts of Tripoli since last week. According to a statement from the Egyptian presidency, the …

Adham Youssef

Ministry of Immigration seeks to connect 2nd, 3rd generation of Egyptian expats to their home country: Nabila Makram

The Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram, said that president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi created a positive image of the Egyptian state, regarding religious tolerance, and rights of Copts, explaining that her ministry seeks to connect with the second or third generations of Egyptian expats. Makram’s statements came during Egypt’s international technology innovation …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Azhar condemns racist chants against Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

The leading Sunni institution Al-Azhar has condemned reported racist chants by the British Chelsea fans against Liverpool’s Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah. The institution’s observatory for countering extremism said in a statement on Friday that the “racial excesses are a dangerous indicator, demonstrating that extremist practices do not stop at the level of hatred of Muslims …

Daily News Egypt