Egypt Today's world news brief



Fri, 24 Nov 2017 - 11:27 GMT


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 - 11:27 GMT



CAIRO – 25 November 2017: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.

Egypt declares a 3-day mourning period following Arish’s Rawdah mosque attack

A number of militants stormed


mosque in west Arish City during Friday prayers, and detonated an explosive device.

Al Rawdah Mosque in North Sinai hit by bomb attack on Nov.24, 2017 - Egypt Today

Perpetrators of Rawdah mosque attack used RPGs, automatic rifles

On Friday, a group of 15 armed


broke into Al-Rawdah mosque in Arish City, killing at least 235 and injuring 125 others.

FILE - Explosion in North Sinai

World leaders unite in condemnation of Arish attack

Several countries

and entities have condemned the attack that targeted Al Rawdah mosque in the city of Arish, North Sinai, on Friday.

FILE - Al-Rawdah Mosque in Arish City, North Sinai, after it was targeted by militants during the Friday Prayers on November 24, 2017

Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of shooting

Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on

London's Oxford Street

on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area.

Armed police officers mix with shoppers in an Oxford Street store, in London, Britain November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Syrian opposition chief says Sochi does not serve political process

The chief negotiator of

Syria's main opposition

said early on Saturday that Russia's proposal to hold a congress of the Syrian government and opposition in Sochi did not serve the political process.

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Nasr al-Hariri arrives at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool

Zimbabwe's political roller-coaster: What we know

Former vice president

Emmerson Mnangagwa

has taken over as Zimbabwe's new leader, ending strongman Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign and the country's worst political crisis since independence.

President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe with a rod of iron since independence in 1980. But the gag on protest has now been lifted -- tens of thousands have taken to the streets to demand his departure

Al-Azhar delays visit to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh


Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb has delayed his visit to the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, which was scheduled for Saturday, after an attack on a mosque in Arish, North Sinai, killed 235 worshipers earlier Friday.

Al-Azhar delegation at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh - FILE PHOTO


Mnangagwa promises financial stability, elections next year

In his inaugural address, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised on Friday that elections would be held next year as scheduled and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability.

Zimbabwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa listens as President Robert Mugabe (not pictured) delivers his state of the nation address to the country's parliament in Harare, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo



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