Egypt Today's world news brief



Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 07:30 GMT


Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 07:30 GMT

Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - Egypt Today design

Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - Egypt Today design

CAIRO – 29 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.

Middle East

Dar al-Ifta launches international campaign about prophet’s life

On the occasion of Prophet Mohamed’s birth, Egypt's Dar al-Ifta launched an online international campaign entitled as "Timeless Guidance “on Tuesday targeting 30 million people around the world, including Muslims and non-Muslims.

Photo courtesy of Dar al-Iftaa official website

11 elements of Ansar Beit al-Maqdes send to Grand Mufti

The Military Court sentenced 11 elements of Ansar Beit al-Maqdes on Tuesday to the Grand Mufti to issue the final judgment on their case, dubbed “Beit al-Maqdes 3”, on December 20.

FILE – The Cairo Criminal Court

The defendants are charged for several crimes including the attack on the Farafra ambush.


Burkina grenade attack greets Macron's Africa tour

The French president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a three-day trip of western Africa aimed at boosting France's regional influence, seeking resolutions for the continent's aggravating migrant exodus and bolstering the fight against violent Islamist militancy in the Sahel.

French President Emmanuel Macron - AFP


Daily Telegraph: Britain and the EU agree Brexit divorce bill

Britain and the EU have reached agreement in principle on a Brexit divorce bill of between 45 and 55 billion euros as a financial settlement, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said it was "vital" for Britain to increase its offer on its exit bill (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)


2018 'final battle' in Brazil corruption probe

A top Brazilian prosecutor says general elections in 2018 will be the climax of the country's biggest ever corruption probe, known as Operation Car Wash, AFP reported.

A leading prosecutor in Brazil's massive "Lava Jato" corruption probe says next year's elections will determine the fate of the fight to hold officials accountable, as seen in this protest November 17 - AFP

Mexico finance minister launches presidential run

Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Meade resigned Monday to run for president office, to be in a competition with the leftist firebrand Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexican Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade, left, is greeted by President Enrique Pena Nieto just before submitting his resignation ahead of an expected bid to succeed the president in next year's election - AFP Photo/Pedro PARDO


Chinese general suicides after facing graft probe

Zhang Yang, a member of the state's Central Military Commission has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official toppled by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, AFP reported.

Xi Jinping is cracking down on corruption - AFP/File / by Yanan WANG

Al-Azhar to construct mosque for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Al-Azhar will construct a mosque and dig wells for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh upon their needs, Al-Azhar relief convoy head Mohamed Al-Abd said on Tuesday; adding that Al-Azhar will fund the project.

Muslim Rohingya camps in Bangladesh - Press Photo

14th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum kicks off

The 14th Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum kicked off on Tuesday in Seoul entitled as "Towards a New Vision of Korea-Middle East Cooperation" under the auspices of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks during a news conference in Seoul - REUTERS



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