Egypt Today's world news brief



Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 09:05 GMT


Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 09:05 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
Former Egyptian PM Shafik says he intends to run in 2018 election
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik told Reuters Wednesday he intends to run for president in the upcoming 2018 election, saying he would return to Egypt in the "coming days", Reuters reported.

FILE: Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik
Sisi gives armed forces chief 3 months to restore Sinai’s stability
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi obligated Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid Hegazy, chief of staff of the armed forces, to restore security and stability in the state, and especially Sinai, within three months.

Lieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazy during the celebrations ceremony of Prophet Muhammad's Birthday on Nov. 29, 2017 - YouTube/ON Live channel
Saudi princes choose cash settlement in favor of freedom
After three weeks of detention in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the most politically influential royal detained in the anti-corruption campaign launched earlier this month, has been released, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman heads Riyadh's new anti-corruption committee- AFP
Rawdah Mosque terrorist attack death toll rises to 311
One of the injured in the Rawdah Mosque terrorist attack was announced dead Wednesday, raising the death toll to 311.

An interior view of Al Rawdah mosque is seen after an explosion, in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Soliman
In an official statement, North Sinai Health Affairs Directorate said that Abdul Rahman Mousa Salman died, affected by his wounds, in Arish Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Bosnia’s Praljak dies after drinking poison in courtroom
Bosnian Croat war general Slobodan Praljak has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in the Hague, after the United Nations judges turned down his appeal against a 20-year sentence for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims.

A wartime commander of Bosnian Croat forces, Slobodan Praljak, is seen during a hearing at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague - REUTERS
PM May accused of selling U.K. short over ‘divorce bill’
Prime Minister Theresa May was accused on Wednesday by Brexit supporters after reports that she is ready to pay much of what the European Union is demanding to settle the country's "divorce bill".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Britain's EU Ambassador Tim Barrow (L) attend the Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
The U.K. has offered a larger potential "divorce bill" to the EU – which could be worth up to €50 billion ($59 billion), BBC reported.

Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from far-right British party
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted anti-Muslim videos on Twitter that had originally been posted by Jayda Fransen, a leader of the anti-immigrant Britain First group, Reuters reported.

President Trump speaks about North Korea during opioid-related briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster - REUTERS
U.S., Japan, S. Koera call for emergency meeting on N. Korea missile test
The United States, Japan and South Korea have called for an emergency meeting at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday afternoon to discuss North Korea’s latest long-range missile launch from an area north of Pyongyang, as the missile splashed in the Sea of Japan.

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang - REUTERS



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