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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Rania Youssef’s dress debacle still getting attention in the foreign press

Actress Rania Youssef’s dress debacle still seems to be making waves in the foreign press, particularly after the Egyptian actors union decided to impose a dress code on women’s attire in upcoming film festivals, according to Gulf News. The suit against Youssef was dropped after the actress apologized, Huffington Post reported.

EDEX also garnered some ink in foreign outlets: Egypt is hoping to “project a message to the world that the country is secure and stable” through the expo, according to the AP. The US Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea said the US wants to “share our hard-won lessons from the battlefield and help our Egyptian Colleagues take advantage of that and make sure that their acquisitions of equipment are appropriate and really benefit them to the maximum,” according to the newswire. The Washington Post also picked up the story.

The provision of Hepatitis C tests at no cost has attracted mns of Egyptians as the government tries to eradicate the disease, Reuters reports. Egypt, which has the highest rate of Hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out a campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022.

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