CAIRO – 26 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.
declares state of high alert in wake of Sinai terror attack
The Interior Ministry declared a state of high alert nationwide in the aftermath of the terror attack that targeted Rawda mosque in Bir Al Abed in North Sinai which left 305 dead, including 27 children, and 128 others wounded.
FILE: Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Pope Francis expresses solidarity with Egypt
has sent a cable of condolence for Friday's attack on a mosque in Egypt, saying he was "profoundly grieved to learn of the great loss of life caused by the terrorist attacks on Rawda mosque in North Sinai.
Pope Francis - FILE PHOTO
Tahya Misr Fund launches donation campaign for Rawda village
The “Tahya Misr” (
) Fund launched a donation campaign on account No. 037037 to support Rawda village, where the terrorist attack occurred on Friday.
Long Live Egypt) Fund launched a donation campaign on account No. 037037 to support Rawda village
Brands pull ads over images of children
Confectionery maker Mondelez, Lidl, Mars and other consumer goods producers have pulled advertising from YouTube after Britain’s Times newspaper found the video-sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands.
A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration
Former Zimbabwe finmin detained until bail hearing Monday
Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, charged with three counts of corruption in offences that allegedly took place more than a decade ago, will be detained until Monday, when the court will rule on his bail application.
Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo speaks at a rally of the ruling ZANU PF party in Harare, Zimbabwe November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo.
Sacked Catalan leader challenges EU to respect election outcome
's former leader challenged Spain and the European Union to respect the result of Catalan regional elections in December, saying Madrid would have to end direct rule if separatists win.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends the launch of a campaign for political platform "Junts per Catalunya" ahead of the December 21, 2017 Catalan regional election, in Oostkamp, Belgium, November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman