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 A statement from the syndicate said their membership had been revoked for “perpetuating a false picture of Egypt to the detriment of the nation.”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: OilPrice.com is out with a refresher piece that takes note of all the latest developments in the Egyptian natural gas sector.