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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Actors Khaled Abol Naga and Amr Waked expelled from Egypt’s film union for criticizing constitutional amendments

Leading the conversation in the international press this morning: Actors Khaled Abol Naga and Amr Waked were expelled from the Egyptian film union, which effectively accused them of treason on Tuesday after they took part in a public panel discussion in Washington where they were critical of proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution, AP reports. A statement from the syndicate said their membership had been revoked for “perpetuating a false picture of Egypt to the detriment of the nation.” The Washington Post, ABC News and The Sun also picked up the story.

Other headlines worth a skim:

  • The package of constitutional amendments now before the House face limited opposition, the Associated Press reports.
  • Ancient Egypt made headlines in CNN and the BBC.
  • Oil and gas: is out with a refresher piece that takes note of all the latest developments in the Egyptian natural gas sector.

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