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Egyptian actor and popular singer Mohamed Ramadan defended himself two days after a video that showed him flying a plane while traveling to Riyadh caused controversy. He commented on his personal Twitter account that the plane he is shown speaking inside of in the video was not a passenger plane, but a private plane taking him … Continued The post Mohamed Ramadan defends his plane cockpit video appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Fathy Abdel Wahab said that his role in the “Joker Masr” movie would be significantly different from that of the main character in the American movie Joker, currently screening in the United States and around the world, reports a source close to actor. The idea of ​​the film came about when a Twitter user tweeted to … Continued The post Fathy Abdel Wahab to star in ‘Joker Masr’ movie appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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SFAX, Tunisia (Reuters) – It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. He left late at … Continued The post Despite Tunisia’s vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s largest single rebel group Friday held its first round of direct peace talks with the country’s transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown. The new transitional government and other rebel leaders kicked off talks Monday in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, aimed at ending Sudan’s years-long civil wars. The … Continued The post Sudan rebel faction, government hold 1st round of talks appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to skeptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the way for him to deliver … Continued The post British PM tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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A communications blackout in India’s powder keg Kashmir region is fueling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation to fill the vacuum and shape opinion. India cut access to Kashmir’s internet and phone lines in August as it sought to contain the fallout of its decision to revoke … Continued The post Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Meteorologists expect mild weather along the north coast on Saturday, with moderate weather in Lower Egypt and Cairo. Very hot weather is predicted for Upper Egypt, especially for the daylight hours. Mist is predicted for the north in the morning. Low- and medium-level clouds are expected to increase in the north and south. Winds are … Continued The post Weather forecast for Saturday appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Cairo University ranked in the 251 to 300 group in the field of computer science for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, jumping 150 spots and recording 30 percent progress from the previous year, for which the university was in the 401 to 500 category. Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings … Continued The post Cairo University jumps 150 spots on Times Higher Education computer science rankings appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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Ibrahim al-Kholy, an Egyptian who was born with Down syndrome, was appointed as a teaching assistant in the University of Canada in Egypt’s Mass Communication, Radio and Television department. The 24-year-old fresh graduate launched his academic career this October in the same university, where he also received his bachelor’s degree. “The University of Canada in … Continued The post Ibrahim Kholy: first Egyptian with Down syndrome appointed as a teaching assistant appeared first on Egypt Independent.

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The Egyptian equestrian team qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer by topping the overall standings of the Nations Cup. The Egyptian team collected the highest points compared to other teams to secure their seat at the Olympic Games next summer. The Egyptian equestrian team includes cavalrymen Mohamed Taher Ziada, Nael Nassar, Sameh … Continued The post Egypt’s equestrian team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics for first time since 1960 appeared first on Egypt Independent.